LAY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LAY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
lay
 v.  put in a horizontal position; set down
 v.  put or place in a particular position
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The village lay under two feet of snow, with drifts at the windy corners.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  The hush of midnight lay on the village, and all its waking life was gathered behind the church windows, from which strains of dance-music flowed with the broad bands of yellow light.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  He turned and looked at her where she lay indistinctly outlined under the dark calico quilt, her high-boned face taking a grayish tinge from the whiteness of the pillow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  As he lay there he could hear Mattie moving about in her room, and her candle, sending its small ray across the landing, drew a scarcely perceptible line of light under his door.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  A bright fire glowed in the stove and the cat lay stretched before it, watching the table with a drowsy eye.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  It seemed to him as if the shattered fragments of their evening lay there.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  The cat, who had been a puzzled observer of these unusual movements, jumped up into Zeena's chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them with narrowed eyes.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  She sat silent, her hands clasped on her work, and it seemed to him that a warm current flowed toward him along the strip of stuff that still lay unrolled between them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  I guess I'll lay down on the bed a little while, she answered mildly; and he turned and walked out of the room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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10  He bundled himself into his old coon-skin coat and lay down on the box-sofa to think.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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11  As he lay there, the window-pane that faced him, growing gradually lighter, inlaid upon the darkness a square of moon-suffused sky.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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12  When warmth began to radiate from the stove, and the first ray of sunlight lay on the kitchen floor, Ethan's dark thoughts melted in the mellower air.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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13  The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield under the sun.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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14  When he entered the kitchen it was empty, but Mattie's bag and shawl lay ready by the door.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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15  They had reached the top of School House Hill and Starkfield lay below them in the twilight.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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Example Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
16  They lay down under the shade of a tree.
17  We lay on our backs under the tree.
18  Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.
19  For them, the house's main value lay in its quiet country location.
20  The victim lay prone without moving.
21  A fine view of the valley lay before the tourists.
22  A leaden weight lay on her heart as she waved him goodbye.
23  Edwards is a Methodist lay preacher and social worker.
24  There's something wrong with this car; we have to lay it up.
25  It seems that what lay behind the clashes was disagreement over the list of candidates.
26  The box lay empty on the bed.
27  In May the females build a nest and lay their eggs.
28  The soldiers lay down their guns and walked towards the enemy camp, carrying a white flag.
29  A man lay fettered on the floor of the prison cell.
30  He lay back in the reclining chair and went to sleep.