INVENTION in a Sentence

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That is what dismayed me: the sense of some hitherto unsuspected power, through whose intervention my invention had vanished.

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 Meanings and Examples of INVENTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
invention
 n.  creation of something in the mind
 n.  creative ability
Classic Sentence: (130 in 9 pages)
1  The rule was against sheets, which are a human invention.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI
2  But necessity, according to the ancient proverb, sharpens invention, and he muttered something under his cowl concerning the men in question being excommunicated outlaws both to church and to kingdom.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  The light, the food, the wine, set my invention to work.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
4  And then he bowed in a manner of his own invention and moved to go.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
5  My father had a small factory at Coventry, which he enlarged at the time of the invention of bicycling.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
6  That is what dismayed me: the sense of some hitherto unsuspected power, through whose intervention my invention had vanished.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
7  "Little goose girl, who kept a hundred fat geese in the field," said Amy, when Sallie's invention gave out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWELVE
8  Bingley of course returned with him to dinner; and in the evening Mrs. Bennet's invention was again at work to get every body away from him and her daughter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 55
9  However it is not doubted, that this invention may be capable of great improvement.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
10  He had therefore begun to think it not unwise in us to cover our bodies, and by that invention conceal many of our deformities from each other, which would else be hardly supportable.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
11  Life is a hideous invention of I know not whom.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
12  The invention of this fable was attributed to the coachman.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
13  The invention is old, my friends, but it is perfectly new.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
14  The invention of the mousetrap does not date from our days; as soon as societies, in forming, had invented any kind of police, that police invented mousetraps.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 10 A MOUSETRAP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
15  But that the end of it, like the Rhine, was very insignificant, proved, in his opinion, the author's want of invention; he was without genius, etc.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  The invention of aircraft caused a revolution in our ways of travelling.
17  The invention of the radiotelegraph should antecede the development of television by a quarter of a century.
18  They were reinventing the powder which had been invented by Chinese people two hundred years ago.
19  Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.
20  Desktop publishing is probably the best executive toy ever invented.
21  Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
22  He invented a new method to make bread.
23  They invented a new method for making the grafts take.
24  He has invented a new method to reclaim valuable raw materials from industrial waste water.
25  Blaise Pascal invented the first digital calculator to help his father with his work collecting taxes.
26  To impress his friends, Tom invented apocryphal tales of his adventures in the big city.
27  Because of their success, she became a co-founder of R.G. Barry Corporation where she invented the world's first foam-soled, soft washable slipper.
28  Some of its inventions have been ludicrous: like an app that sold coins to use at laundromats; but others are world-beaters: microprocessor and smartphones all trace their lineage to the valley.
29  If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
30  We have to invent a new method for sneaking prisoners out without being noticed by the guards.