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 Meanings and Examples of IVORY
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ivory
 n.  teeth of elephant
Classic Sentence: (75 in 6 pages)
1  That was ivory: a cold white thing.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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2  They were like ivory; only soft.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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3  Little wells of tea lay here and there on the board, and a knife with a broken ivory handle was stuck through the pith of a ravaged turnover.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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4  Her thighs, fuller and soft-hued as ivory, were bared almost to the hips, where the white fringes of her drawers were like feathering of soft white down.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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5  The word now shone in his brain, clearer and brighter than any ivory sawn from the mottled tusks of elephants.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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6  When she came to the age of marriage she was sent out to many houses where her playing and ivory manners were much admired.
Dubliners By James Joyce
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7  Strings of dusty niggers with splay feet arrived and departed; a stream of manufactured goods, rubbishy cottons, beads, and brass-wire set into the depths of darkness, and in return came a precious trickle of ivory.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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8  Sends in as much ivory as all the others put together.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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9  The word 'ivory' rang in the air, was whispered, was sighed.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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10  The only real feeling was a desire to get appointed to a trading-post where ivory was to be had, so that they could earn percentages.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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11  The approach to this Kurtz grubbing for ivory in the wretched bush was beset by as many dangers as though he had been an enchanted princess sleeping in a fabulous castle.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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12  I've sent him one small lot of ivory a year ago, so that he can't call me a little thief when I get back.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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13  It was as though an animated image of death carved out of old ivory had been shaking its hand with menaces at a motionless crowd of men made of dark and glittering bronze.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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14  All that had been Kurtz's had passed out of my hands: his soul, his body, his station, his plans, his ivory, his career.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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15  And later on I seemed to see his collected languid manner, when he said one day, 'This lot of ivory now is really mine.'
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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Example Sentence:
1  There is no legal market for African ivory, which is good news for the elephants.
2  They don't really, in their ivory towers, understand how pernicious drug crime is.
3  My shirt is more ivory colour than white.
4  Trading in ivory had become an institution in this part of Africa.
5  Living in your ivory tower at Oxford, you can't imagine what it's like to go hungry.
6  I know a woman whose first-floor rooms are very artistically furnished in blue and gray, whose boudoir is in rose and ivory, and whose sewing room is in softest gray.