MISSILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MISSILE
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missile
 n.  weapon that is thrown or projected; rocket carrying instruments or warhead
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  An investigation is underway after a missile self-destructed shortly after it was launched.
2  Their most potent weapon was the Exocet missile.
3  A hand-grenade is a missile weapon.
4  It is still not clear why the missile veered off course.
5  The Defense Department has been pressing private contractors for options to speed up deployment of missile defenses.
6  A missile hit the ship and sank it.
7  The guidance systems didn't work and the missile couldn't hit its target.
8  The missile warhead hit the target, effecting a nuclear explosion.
9  The missile had torn a jagged hole in the side of the ship.
10  The missile deflected from its trajectory.
11  Thomas had a mission, to destroy the missile and prevent the shapechanger from carrying out his criminal activities.
12  UN official reports supported the preliminary findings that the plane was brought down by a missile.
13  They claimed to have shot down one incoming missile.
14  We got a fix on the missile launching site.
15  The laser guidance system dramatically increases the likelihood that the missile will strike home.
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  She could be as unscrupulous in fighting for herself as she was reckless in courting danger, and whatever came to her hand at such moments was likely to be used as a defensive missile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
2  Jurgis seized a bottle off the counter as he ran; and as the bartender made a leap he hurled the missile at him with all his force.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
3  He did not stand stolidly baring his furry belly to the missile, and die with an upward glance at the sympathetic heavens.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  The sensitive clergyman shrank, with nervous dread, from the light missile.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
5  It was reported, and believed by many, that an Indian had drawn his arrow against the badge, and that the missile struck it, and fell harmless to the ground.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
6  It struck beneath my ear, and stopped the sentence I was uttering; but, pulling it out, I sprang to the door and delivered another; which I hope went a little deeper than his missile.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  But others swarm up; nor meanwhile do stones nor any sort of missile slacken.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
8  We met but three times, when Mr. West and Mr. Fairbanks, both class-leaders, with many others, came upon us with sticks and other missiles, drove us off, and forbade us to meet again.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  They would jeer him, and, if practicable, pelt him with missiles.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  He had a conviction that he would soon feel in his sore heart the barbed missiles of ridicule.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
11  He thought he must hasten to produce his tale to protect him from the missiles already on the lips of his redoubtable comrades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
12  Nor do the bold Rutulians care longer to continue the blind fight, but strive to clear the rampart with missiles.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
13  Shouts run all along the battlemented walls; ringing bows are drawn and javelin thongs twisted: all the ground is strewn with missiles.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
14  Hope comes to kindle wrath; they hurl their missiles strongly; even as under black clouds cranes from the Strymon utter their signal notes and sail clamouring across the sky, and noisily stream down the gale.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
15  His comrades follow up with loud cries, so the father may withdraw in shelter of his son's shield, while they shower their darts and bear back the enemy with missiles from a distance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH