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 Meanings and Examples of NUMBER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
number
 n.  a unit that forms part of the system of counting and calculating
 n.  an amount or total
Classic Sentence: (122 in 9 pages)
1  Yes, I want some twilled silesia, a paper of number nine needles, and two yards of narrow lavender ribbon.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
2  She is in outdoor dress and carries a number of parcels; these she lays on the table to the right.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
3  But if you spend it all on the housekeeping and any number of unnecessary things, then I merely have to pay up again.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
4  First, therefore, give me a list of the suitors, with their number, that I may learn who, and how many, they are.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
5  There are not ten suitors only, nor twice ten, but ten many times over; you shall learn their number at once.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
6  But three of the number can read: none write or cipher.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many trees there were in the most distant clump.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
8  One brave man could prevent any number from getting in.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
9  His principal object must be to discover the number of the hackney coach which took them from Clapham.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
10  We compute the Tramecksan, or high heels, to exceed us in number; but the power is wholly on our side.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
11  Mary thought that there seemed to be a number of uncomfortable things he was not to forget.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
12  He asked a number of questions, to Colin's great annoyance.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  What the botanist tells us after a number of imperfect lectures, the flower proclaimed in a minute.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
14  In the beautiful cathedral the greater number of the kings and queens of Denmark are interred.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
15  On the way he passed by a marsh, in which a number of frogs were sitting croaking.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE THREE LANGUAGES
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The amount is calculated according to the number of years you have paid into the scheme.
17  Paula is the only artist to achieve four number ones from a debut album.
18  The force hopes to increase the number of its beat constables.
19  Cash cuts have halved the number of places available on training courses.
20  The radar beam can track a number of targets almost simultaneously.
21  The trial judge specifies the number of years to be spent in prison.
22  A number of new products have been successfully trial - produced.
23  Officials type each passport number into a computer.
24  Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely.
25  This view is contrary to the aims of critical social research for a number of reasons.
26  There are a number of different points of view on this issue.
27  There are only a limited number of tickets available.
28  Deliver not your words by number but by weight.
29  The growing number of people seeking refuge in Thailand is beginning to concern Western aid agencies.
30  There are a number of options available.