JAM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of JAM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  crush or bruise; get stuck; press tightly together
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  As he was fast making jam of his fruit by wrestling with the door while the paper-bags were under his arms, I begged him to allow me to hold them.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
2  At that instant Agafea Mihalovna came in with jam.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 14
3  They burst out laughing, and, with their mouths full of tart, they began wiping their smiling lips with their hands, and smearing their radiant faces all over with tears and jam.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 8
4  She had been caught in the act, and was now making jam before everyone, and it was to be proved to her conclusively that jam could be very well made without water.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 2
5  For a second he felt that he was sharing the feeling of Agafea Mihalovna, vexation at their making jam without water, and altogether at the outside Shtcherbatsky element.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 2
6  Forty times I've said if you didn't let that jam alone I'd skin you.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  They swarmed up in front of Sherburn's palings as thick as they could jam together, and you couldn't hear yourself think for the noise.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
8  In the meantime the smell of the sweet jam rose to where the flies were sitting in great numbers, and they were attracted and descended on it in hosts.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
9  That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crow-bars.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
10  Don't forgit about the socks and the shirts, child; and I've put a cup of blackberry jam with yer bundle, because I know yeh like it above all things.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  Midway down they were held up by Mary Jane, who replenished them with raspberry or orange jelly or with blancmange and jam.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
12  You know you nearly choked yourself with a fishbone in the jam only last week.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
13  Mrs. Sands called it a good year if she could make six pots of apricot jam from them--the fruit was never sweet enough for dessert.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
14  Natasha ate of everything and thought she had never seen or eaten such buttermilk cakes, such aromatic jam, such honey-and-nut sweets, or such a chicken anywhere.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
15  One of the invited guests observed that it was Shrove Tuesday, and that there would be a jam of vehicles.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
Example Sentence:
1  We got stuck in a traffic jam on the approach road.
2  I read the information on the label before deciding which jam to buy.
3  He ate a whole pot of jam.
4  Our coach was caught in a traffic jam and got to Heathrow forty minutes late.
5  There is an element of 'jam tomorrow' about some of the government's policies.
6  Serve by cutting the scones in half and spreading with jam and lashings of clotted cream.
7  Heat the jam until it liquefies.
8  They detoured around the traffic jam by heading south.
9  Eric earned his bread and butter as a bookkeeper, but added a little jam by working with a dance band on weekends.
10  The driver had to jam the brake pedal to the floor to avoid entering the intersection.
11  When they get in an extramarital jam, they cry and wail and ask for forgiveness.
12  WELL, all day him and the king was hard at it, rigging up a stage and a curtain and a row of candles for footlights; and that night the house was jam full of men in no time.
13  A throng of shoppers jammed the aisles.
14  Ben had got his finger jammed in the door.