NICKNAME in a Sentence

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Prince Andrew heard the nickname "Sila Andreevich" and the words, "Uncle will give it to us hot," in reference to Count Arakcheev.

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 Meanings and Examples of NICKNAME
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
nickname
 n.  a familiar name for a person, often a shortened version of given name
 n.  a descriptive name for a place or thing
Classic Sentence:
1  The proprietor had a fine nickname: he was called Rousseau the Aquatic.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
2  "That is my nickname," replied Laigle.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
3  In this gayety of Paris, England cracked her whip; Lord Seymour's post-chaise, harassed by a nickname from the populace, passed with great noise.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
4  By the second day they had given her a nickname which made her furious.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  So the king got the nickname of Grisly-beard.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In KING GRISLY-BEARD
6  Prince Andrew heard the nickname "Sila Andreevich" and the words, "Uncle will give it to us hot," in reference to Count Arakcheev.
War and Peace 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV
7  This was Princess Myakaya, noted for her simplicity and the roughness of her manners, and nicknamed enfant terrible.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 6
8  These two ladies were the chief representatives of a select new Petersburg circle, nicknamed, in imitation of some imitation, les sept merveilles du monde.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 17
9  His comrades had nicknamed him Jean the Jack-screw.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
10  Mabeuf had nicknamed her Mother Plutarque.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
11  Then a short laugh broke from his lips as he thought of that solitary farmhand in the kitchen gardens behind their house whom they had nicknamed the man with the hat.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
12  This was Maryino, also known as New-Wick, or, as the peasants had nicknamed it, Poverty Farm.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  Jess is just my nickname - my real name is Jessica.
2  As he was always cheerful he had the nickname Smiler'.
3  Robert Potts, who recently retired as chancellor at Arkansas State University, witnessed the nickname debate in two states.
4  Red got his nickname for his red hair.
5  We always use the nickname Beth for our daughter Elizabeth.
6  Okay, so maybe you don't want to know the nickname that girl from your high school has given her new paramour, just like you don't particularly want to know the color of the daisies he bought her last week.
7  Any politician nicknamed Tricky Dick clearly has the reputation of a knave.
8  Provenzano was once nicknamed 'the tractor' because of the way he mowed down his enemies.
9  The outrage echoed that of 2015 when a Minnesota dentist killed a well-studied lion nicknamed Cecil after he was lured out of a protected Zimbabwe park.
10  She was nicknamed Sunny because of her happy nature.