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 Meanings and Examples of INSTRUMENTS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
instrumental
 a.  serving or acting as a means or aid; helpful; relating to musical instruments
instrument
 n.  a mechanical tool
instrumentality
 n.  fact or quality of serving as instrument or means to end;
Classic Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  They had left to us, as an easier task, to give new names and arrange in connected classifications the facts which they in a great degree had been the instruments of bringing to light.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  I felt as if he had placed carefully, one by one, in my view those instruments which were to be afterwards used in putting me to a slow and cruel death.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  I remembered only, and it was with a bitter anguish that I reflected on it, to order that my chemical instruments should be packed to go with me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
5  I packed up my chemical instruments and the materials I had collected, resolving to finish my labours in some obscure nook in the northern highlands of Scotland.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  I can only suppose now, that it was a part of his policy, as a very clever man, habitually to deceive his own instruments.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
7  But the umblest persons, Master Copperfield,' he presently resumed, 'may be the instruments of good.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
8  I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
9  My boots might be placed in any collection of instruments of torture.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
10  The instruments of transfer were drawn out: St. John, Diana, Mary, and I, each became possessed of a competency.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  The spoons, forks, and other instruments, were all in the same proportion.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
12  Their outward garments were adorned with the figures of suns, moons, and stars; interwoven with those of fiddles, flutes, harps, trumpets, guitars, harpsichords, and many other instruments of music, unknown to us in Europe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
13  Before the throne, was a large table filled with globes and spheres, and mathematical instruments of all kinds.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
14  He gave me the names and descriptions of all the musical instruments, and the general terms of art in playing on each of them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
15  The place is stored with great variety of sextants, quadrants, telescopes, astrolabes, and other astronomical instruments.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  Scientists may have identified a region of the brain instrumental in the creation of dreams.
17  I like instrumental music better than vocal music.
18  According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
19  The victim suffered a blow to the head from a blunt instrument.
20  Interest rates are an important instrument of economic policy.
21  The autopsy revealed that the deceased had been hit with a blunt instrument.
22  Ideally we need a small instrument worn like a wristwatch which would indicate the loudness of background noise.
23  An instrument used to measure tactile sensitivity.
24  The stethoscope is a medical instrument.
25  Please handle this precision instrument carefully.
26  There is an internal circuit breaker to protect the instrument from overload.
27  The instrument can gauge a distance with the push of a button.
28  The mini-exams in English, science, and maths are a blunt instrument which will reveal little about children's abilities.
29  The blunt instrument obstinately refused to reveal itself and he doubted if there were any more revelations to be got out of anybody.
30  The score was written to be played on a keyboard instrument.