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 Meanings and Examples of LEGEND
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legend
 n.  explanatory list of symbols on a map
 n.  unverified story handed down from earlier times
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  Nevertheless, that legend has stuck in my mind, and sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
2  One could see that Frances had come down as a heroine in the family legend.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
3  His father, and his father's father before him, and as many ancestors back as legend could go, had lived in that part of Lithuania known as Brelovicz, the Imperial Forest.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  Here the speaker paused, and again looked around him to discover if his legend had touched the sympathies of his listeners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
5  In how many families do you hear the legend that all the goodness and graces of the living are nothing to the peculiar charms of one who is not.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
6  These sounds were, from time to time, heard by the servants, and revived in full force the memory of the old ghost legend.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
7  This was merely a legend which had been spread some time after the Battle of the Cowshed by Snowball himself.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
8  This legend was probably founded upon the fact, that Rebecca had attended on the wounded Ivanhoe when in the castle of Torquilstone.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  The melancholy of the moor, the death of the unfortunate pony, the weird sound which had been associated with the grim legend of the Baskervilles, all these things tinged my thoughts with sadness.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
10  He had heard also that Sir Charles was superstitious and had taken this grim legend very seriously.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
11  It was during these fruitless quests that he, or rather his ally, was seen by peasants, and that the legend of the demon dog received a new confirmation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
12  The sudden legend startled his blood: he seemed to feel the absent students of the college about him and to shrink from their company.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  Side by side with his memory of the deeds of prowess of his uncle Mat Davin, the athlete, the young peasant worshipped the sorrowful legend of Ireland.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits; there is a legend that a white lady is seen in one of the windows.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  They have a legend here that when a ship is lost bells are heard out at sea.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Today, another American legend, Mark Twain, celebrated for the power of his language and his ability to delight and provoke, is also under attack.
2  The legend is a truth, even as to names as well as general facts.
3  The musician made the legend into a beautiful ballad.
4  Early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend.
5  As legend has it, there's only one way a vampire is able to enter your home - you have to invite him in.
6  The connection established in Chinese legend between the hare and the moon is probably traceable to an Indian original.
7  According to legend, the werewolf was able to abandon its human shape and take on a bestial form.
8  According to legend, he escaped by leaping from the cliffs into the sea.
9  According to ancient legend, the river is a goddess.
10  In the case of King Arthur, legend and truth are often inextricable.
11  This is a popular legend.
12  The legend of king arthur represent the apotheosis of chivalry.
13  The legend has thus much of foundation.
14  The legends embed actual historical figures like King Alfred in tales.
15  The legends vary in detail but the gist is the same.