LESSON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LESSON
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
lesson
 n.  an amount of teaching given at one time
 n.  punishment intended as a warning to others
Classic Sentence: (178 in 12 pages)
1  And scaring the darkies and teaching the Scallawags a lesson is one of them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
2  If such a warning had ever been needful, the years had taught her a salutary lesson, and she flattered herself that she now knew how to adapt her pace to the object of pursuit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  You say your friends have persuaded you to play cards with them; well, they may as well learn a lesson too.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  She had a first lesson in shooting, in keeping her eyes open, not wincing, understanding that the bead at the end of the barrel really had something to do with pointing the gun.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
5  As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all, because it is a story of the sin, hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers, and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  But observe his prayer, and learn a weighty lesson.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
7  This, shipmates, this is that other lesson; and woe to that pilot of the living God who slights it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  Nor has this thy whale sunwards turned his dying head, and then gone round again, without a lesson to me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 116. The Dying Whale.
9  Almost every day she came running across the prairie to have her reading lesson with me.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
10  When the lesson was over, we used to go up to the watermelon patch behind the garden.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
11  ONE AFTERNOON WE WERE having our reading lesson on the warm, grassy bank where the badger lived.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
12  Frances taught us to dance that winter, and she said, from the first lesson, that Antonia would make the best dancer among us.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
13  One day Samson was standing thus while Miss Nellie was playing her lesson to her music-teacher.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
14  Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
15  I propped my book open and stared listlessly at the page of the 'Georgics' where tomorrow's lesson began.'
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
Example Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
16  The district has also built an electronic resource for lesson plans.
17  An evil lesson is soon learned.
18  The first lesson in driving is how to start the car.
19  Well, that'll teach you a lesson.
20  The teacher examined the students on the previous lesson.
21  Her spirit and charm is going to be a great lesson to all young women and teens
22  Dr. Montessori giving a lesson in touching geometrical insets.
23  The most critical lesson Barbara has learned from her diagnosis and the aftermath is the importance of selecting a good facility and sticking with it.
24  Let us apply to our own conduct the lesson that this parable teaches.
25  And an old Crab took the opportunity of saying to her daughter "Ah, my dear! Let this be a lesson to you never to lose YOUR temper!"
26  The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c., went on for an hour.
27  Ah, my dear! Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper!
28  The older kids had lessons in the afternoon as well.
29  The inspectors said just under a third of lessons were unsatisfactory.
30  All new students are given lessons in / on how to use the library.