MEANS in a Sentence

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means
 n.  plural of MEAN
 n.  something that helps a person to get what he or she wants
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I am by no means assured of his regard for me.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
2  Their means were as different as their objects, and equally suited to the advancement of each.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
3  Her manners were by no means so elegant as her sister's, but they were much more prepossessing.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
4  The young ladies arrived: their appearance was by no means ungenteel or unfashionable.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
5  I would by no means speak disrespectfully of any relation of yours, madam.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
6  I cannot help thinking, in short, that means might have been found.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
7  You perhaps will find some means to justify my poor guiltless Justine.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  I discovered also another means through which I was enabled to assist their labours.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
9  When she had laid the supper-cloth, the bridge was lowered to give her means of egress, and she withdrew for the night.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
10  On the whole, I by no means recognized the analysis, but thought it not worth disputing.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
11  My conscience was not by any means comfortable about Biddy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
12  This course I decided on while I was yet groping about in the darkness for the means of getting a light.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
13  His attendance was by this means secured, and the rest followed in course.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
14  She presently rose from her seat, and looked about the blighted room for the means of writing.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIX
15  I replied that he would much oblige me by drinking it, if he thought he could do it safely, but by no means otherwise.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  War is famously'the continuation of policy by other means '.
17  As a woman of independent means, she spent most of her life in voluntary work.
18  Her work means that she spends long periods away from home.
19  Those who have some means think that the most impo rtant thing in the world is love.
20  A broken blue line means the course of a waterless valley.
21  Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.
22  It is by no means certain that we'll finish the project by June.
23  It's raining, which presumably means that your football match will be cancelled.
24  Live within your means and save for a rainy day.
25  As a result of this conflict he lost both his home and his means of livelihood.
26  She preached economy as the best means of solving the crisis.
27  From the later fourth century, this ideal offered puzzled Christians a means to define their identity without ambiguity.
28  He has to extend and define what the New Democrat agenda means in the post-Clinton era.
29  The pink sky at night means a clear day will follow.
30  The smell means dinner to the children.