KNIFE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of KNIFE
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knife
 n.  edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade and a handle
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He took a thick knife out of his Pocket and opened one of its blades.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  Dickon carried his knife in his hand and showed her things which she thought wonderful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  He knelt and with his knife cut the lifeless-looking branch through, not far above the earth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  He was very strong and clever with his knife and knew how to cut the dry and dead wood away, and could tell when an unpromising bough or twig had still green life in it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
5  Mary gave him a brand-new "Barlow" knife worth twelve and a half cents; and the convulsion of delight that swept his system shook him to his foundations.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  He went to a rotten log near at hand and began to dig under one end of it with his Barlow knife.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
7  Injun Joe sprang to his feet, his eyes flaming with passion, snatched up Potter's knife, and went creeping, catlike and stooping, round and round about the combatants, seeking an opportunity.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  His hand closed upon the knife; he raised it, glanced at it, and let it fall, with a shudder.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  The next witness proved the finding of the knife near the corpse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  A third witness swore he had often seen the knife in Potter's possession.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  Joe's knife struck upon something.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  Injun Joe put his hand on his knife, halted a moment, undecided, and then turned toward the stairway.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  He put his knife under him, and said he would sleep and get strong, and then he would see who was who.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
15  I catched a good big catfish, too, and Jim cleaned him with his knife, and fried him.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  The edge of the knife has turned.
17  The knife penetrated her finger and made it bleed.
18  A knife is sharpened on the grindstone; steel is tempered in fire.
19  He'd been stabbed four times with a kitchen knife.
20  His hand went limp and the knife clattered to the ground.
21  Hold the knife at an angle.
22  He pierced another hole in his belt with his knife.
23  He took a knife and gouged a hole in the bottom of the boat.
24  Stop fooling about with that knife of someone will get hurt.
25  He used a knife instead of chopsticks.
26  She stabbed him in the leg with a kitchen knife.
27  She scraped the rust off the kitchen knife.
28  She stabbed him on the leg with a knife.
29  The reviewer in the magazine that I read really put the knife in.
30  The north wind cuts like a knife.