MILDEW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MILDEW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
mildew
 n.  a whitish area caused by a fungus, usually if the conditions are warm and wet
 n.  state of decay produced in living and dead vegetable
Classic Sentence:
1  Levin knew very well that "a touch of mildew" meant that his English seed oats were already ruined.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
2  I do value my idea and my work awfully; but in reality only consider this: all this world of ours is nothing but a speck of mildew, which has grown up on a tiny planet.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 7
3  A vulgar flaring paper adorned the walls, but it was blotched in places with mildew, and here and there great strips had become detached and hung down, exposing the yellow plaster beneath.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  There was a damp odour of mildew.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
5  The brown cube of a house stirred and awakened; it seemed to be in motion; it welcomed her back from shopping; it lost its mildewed repression.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  Here and there, a mildewed jessamine or honeysuckle hung raggedly from some ornamental support, which had been pushed to one side by being used as a horse-post.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  The ledge, where I placed my candle, had a few mildewed books piled up in one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  There is a strange unwholesome smell upon the room, like mildewed corduroys, sweet apples wanting air, and rotten books.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
Example Sentence:
1  It would be a good idea to treat all the walls in the room because mildew is a microscopic spore and even though it may not be visible, it may still be present.