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 Meanings and Examples of NET
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net
 v.  construct or form a web, as if by weaving
 n.  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  Better do us in a group, Vulcan and Venus under the net of art.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
2  But surely such an explanation as that would be quite inadequate to account for the deep and subtle scheming which seemed to be weaving an invisible net round the young baronet.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
3  Your net and box would have told me as much," said I, "for I knew that Mr. Stapleton was a naturalist.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
4  To my dismay the creature flew straight for the great mire, and my acquaintance never paused for an instant, bounding from tuft to tuft behind it, his green net waving in the air.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
5  He was running wildly towards them, his absurd net dangling behind him.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
6  As I approached the hut, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
7  We have him, Watson, we have him, and I dare swear that before tomorrow night he will be fluttering in our net as helpless as one of his own butterflies.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
8  I had my chance, and, starting from that point, I have woven my net round him until now it is all ready to close.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  We should get the big fish, but the smaller would dart right and left out of the net.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
10  It was a net from which it seemed to me, a few hours ago, that there was no possible escape.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
11  The lavender barred muslin was beautiful with those wide insets of lace and net about the hem, but it had never suited her type.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  The tall forewoman, a pinched perpendicular figure, dropped the condemned structure of wire and net on the table at Lily's side, and passed on to the next figure in the line.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
13  This September Sunday evening she wore a net frock with a pale pink lining.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  Young Rita Simons's net blouse had lost two buttons, and betrayed more of her delicious plump shoulder than was regarded as pure in Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  The front window was darkened by torn net curtains and by a mound of geraniums and rubber-plants.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  With the expanded production of North Sea oil and gas, the UK has become a net exporter of fuel.
17  The net result of the long police investigation is that the identity of the killer is still a complete mystery.
18  Welfare is the only real safety net for low-income workers.
19  You can see equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of an equation.
20  I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.
21  For young people entering the workforce in a bad economy, this provision is a critical safety net.
22  Challenging the England goalkeeper for the ball, the short and stocky Maradona raised his left arm into the air to fist the ball into the net.
23  A ray of sunlight illuminated every filament of the spider web, turning the web into a net of gold.
24  The net result is that both the news columns and the editorial columns are commonly meretricious in a high degree.
25  Megan Peters, a trooper's spokeswoman, told the Juneau Empire the party was in possession of 148 sockeye salmon taken with a beach seine net.
26  The trapeze artists plunge from the heights until a safety net luckily arrest their fall.
27  After a period of gentle decline during the 1990s, net migration to Europe is on the rise again.
28  Microsoft shrugged off a 14% slump in PC sales during the first quarter to report net income of $6.1bn (£3.9m), up 18% from $5.1bn a year ago, beating analysts' forecasts.
29  This has been seen in captive situations where tens of thousands of dolphins have been encircled by nets.
30  A few of them had already come ashore and were beginning to spread out their nets in symmetrical patterns on the hot flags of the quay.