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insect
 n.  a small creature such as an ant or fly
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  In his drowsy condition he inhaled the latter insect, sneezed violently, and so returned to consciousness.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
2  It was not only that I could not become spiteful, I did not know how to become anything; neither spiteful nor kind, neither a rascal nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: I
3  I want now to tell you, gentlemen, whether you care to hear it or not, why I could not even become an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: II
4  I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: II
5  Our servile rabble applauded, but I attacked him, not from compassion for the girls and their fathers, but simply because they were applauding such an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
6  Zverkov, without a word, examined me as though I were an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IV
7  Suddenly they heard a remote sound, like the hum of a giant insect, and following the high-road, which wound whiter through the surrounding twilight, a black object rushed across their vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  While we were lying there against the warm bank, a little insect of the palest, frailest green hopped painfully out of the buffalo grass and tried to leap into a bunch of bluestem.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
9  He untied the handkerchief, separated her hair with his fingers, and stood looking down at the green insect.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
10  The insect voices of the night sang solemnly.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  The silent being who thus occupied himself seemed to be of no more account in life than an insect.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
12  He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
13  He had already on his insect hunts learned to penetrate the Grimpen Mire, and so had found a safe hiding-place for the creature.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
14  To bear even the sting of an insect for all eternity would be a dreadful torment.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  Corley swung his head to and fro as if to toss aside an insistent insect, and his brows gathered.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  At the first cold of autumn, many insects go into hibernation.
17  He has a collection of prehistoric insects preserved in amber.
18  Some insects can change color.
19  Birds, fish, and insects lay eggs.
20  Outside the tent I could hear the constant drone of insects.
21  Flowers are designed to attract insects which then carry the pollen from plant to plant.
22  The odour of vitamin in skin is repugnant to insects.
23  Most bees and wasps are social insects.
24  Some species of duck dive for food, while others dabble for plants and insects near the surface.
25  If you lever up the stone with a stick, you will find lots of insects living beneath it.
26  The surface of the wood was pitted with holes made by insects.
27  These brightly coloured insects flit about above the surface of the water.
28  Only this insects produce one brood a year, whereas others produce seven or eight ones a year in our research.
29  Those who trade them hunt out the fiercest insects and devote many hours to training them.
30  An attack by a swarm of the reddish-brown insects can cause allergic reactions which can be fatal in extremely rare cases.