MISCHIEF in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MISCHIEF
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mischief
 n.  behavior that causes discomfiture or annoyance in another; tendency to play pranks or cause embarrassment
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  In a place like this I'm sure to upset something, tread on people's toes, or do something dreadful, so I keep out of mischief and let Meg sail about.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
2  The days kept getting longer and longer, the weather was unusually variable and so were tempers; an unsettled feeling possessed everyone, and Satan found plenty of mischief for the idle hands to do.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
3  That will amuse us and keep you out of mischief, said Amy in her most grown-up tone.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
4  I know he has been in mischief by the way he acted when he came home.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
5  Everyone thought the matter ended and the little cloud blown over, but the mischief was done, for though others forgot it, Meg remembered.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
6  We can't, for something has been said, and Laurie's mischief has spoiled you for me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
7  So situated, she was powerless to check Jo, who seemed possessed by a spirit of mischief, and talked away as volubly as the lady.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
8  "Yes, please, but I never will again," and he went down upon his knees, with a penitent clasping of hands, and a face full of mischief, mirth, and triumph.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
9  You never can tell what mischief these men may contrive.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
10  Hear me, men of Ithaca, and I speak more particularly to the suitors, for I see mischief brewing for them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
11  That night we rested and nursed our anger, for Jove was hatching mischief against us.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
12  They, thinking no evil, followed her, all except Eurylochus, who suspected mischief and staid outside.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
13  The others did not suspect any mischief so they followed her into the house, but I staid where I was, for I thought there might be some treachery.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
14  Take this herb, which is one of great virtue, and keep it about you when you go to Circe's house, it will be a talisman to you against every kind of mischief.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
15  No other beggar or stranger has been allowed to hear what we say among ourselves; the wine must have been doing you a mischief, as it does with all those who drink immoderately.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
Example Sentence:
1  The branches of government - executive, legislative and judicial - are equal, so each can prevent the others from causing too much mischief.
2  I smiled when I saw her, one plait loose and the other still held in place with a ribbon, proof of all the mischief in the school bus.
3  "If you didn't sign it," said the King, "that only makes the matter worse. You MUST have meant some mischief, or else you'd have signed your name like an honest man."
4  He said to himself that he would not speak a word, even when his aunt came in, but would sit perfectly still till she asked who did the mischief; and then he would tell, and there would be nothing so good in the world as to see that pet model "catch it."
5  Now run along, and don't get into mischief.
6  He that is disposed for mischief will never want occasion.
7  To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on.
8  A little neglect may breed great mischief.