LEAN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of lean
Definition:
v. bend or slant away from the vertical; rely for assistance or support
Example:
The little girls lean on their teacher for help.
Sentence in Classic:
A lean student with olive skin and lank black hair thrust his face between the two, glancing from one to the other at each phrase and seeming to try to catch each flying phrase in his open moist mouth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
In height he was rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The motion of the small foot shod in a Tartar boot embroidered with silver, and the firm pressure of the lean sinewy hand, showed that the prince still possessed the tenacious endurance and vigor of hardy old age.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He glanced at the dirty innyard in the middle of which soldiers were watering their lean horses at the pump while carts were passing out of the gate.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A little behind, on a poor, small, lean Kirghiz mount with an enormous tail and mane and a bleeding mouth, rode a young officer in a blue French overcoat.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The sun was sinking; the colours were merging; and the view was saying how after toil men rest from their labours; how coolness comes; reason prevails; and having unharnessed the team from the plough, neighbours dig in cottage gardens and lean over cottage gates.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Still, in the same moment, I saw the prisoner start up, lean across his captor, and pull the cloak from the neck of the shrinking sitter in the galley.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Disagreeably shocked, our hero hastened to raise the hood of the vehicle, to draw the curtains across the windows, and to lean back into a corner.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
UTTERSON the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Since I myself have been an inmate of a lunatic asylum, I cannot but notice that the sophistic tendencies of some of its inmates lean towards the errors of non causa and ignoratio elenchi.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Even the immediate one of letting Trenor, as they drove homeward, lean a little nearer and rest his hand reassuringly on hers, cost her only a momentary shiver of reluctance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context