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 Meanings and Examples of MEDIUM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
medium
 n.  state that is intermediate between extremes
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
2  Here, then, was a wide and reasonably lofty hall, extending through the whole depth of the house, and forming a medium of general communication, more or less directly, with all the other apartments.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
3  So powerful was its radiance, that it thoroughly illuminated the dense medium of cloud betwixt the sky and earth.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
4  Oftener, however, its credibility rested on the faith of some lonely eye-witness, who beheld the wonder through the coloured, magnifying, and distorted medium of his imagination, and shaped it more distinctly in his after-thought.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
5  Such scenes had once appeared not otherwise than happy, but now, as viewed through the dismal medium of her subsequent life, they classed themselves among her ugliest remembrances.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
6  These, perhaps, if more distinctly heard, might have been only a grosser medium, and have clogged the spiritual sense.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
7  I thought it best to hint, through the medium of a meditative look, that this might be occasioned by circumstances over which I had no control.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XII
8  I endeavoured to hit a happy medium between these two extremes; my aunt approved the result; and Mr. Dick threw one of his shoes after Traddles and me, for luck, as we went downstairs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
9  But the principle always failed us by some curious fatality, and we never could hit any medium between redness and cinders.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
10  She would have been a good figure, too, if it had not been for her extreme thinness and the size of her head, which was too large for her medium height.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 30
11  The sense of being once more lapped and folded in ease, as in some dense mild medium impenetrable to discomfort, effectually stilled the faintest note of criticism.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
12  He was a man of forty, of medium height and rather slender build; he stooped a little.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In I
13  During the foregoing address the progress of the speaker was too plainly read by those most interested in his success through the medium of the countenances of the men he addressed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
14  There he found David, pouring out his pious feelings through the only medium in which he ever indulged.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
15  The latest arrival was a man of medium height, but well put together, and possessed of a pair of full red cheeks, a set of teeth as white as snow, and coal-black whiskers.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  English is the medium of instruction in many African countries.
2  Commercial television is a medium for advertising.
3  Commercial television is an effective medium for advertising.
4  Foods that contain only medium levels of sodium are bread, cakes, milk, butter and margarine.
5  An employee sold him on the notion that cable was the medium of the future.
6  Cook the sauce over a medium heat until it thickens.
7  Television seems to be firmly entrenched as the number one medium for national advertising.
8  Radio is an important communication medium in many countries.
9  She used her novels as a medium for encouraging political debate.
10  Certainly Shostakovich was lucky to work in a wordless abstract medium, where interpretation is strongly subjective.
11  You mention you intend to start hunting, but you didn't say whether your quarry is small game or medium game.
12  Pour all but about 2 ounces of the beer over onions in skillet and cook them down over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all beer evaporates and onions are soft.
13  Well, obsessive is going to extremes and medium is not.