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 Meanings and Examples of OPEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
open
 v.  cause to begin
 n.  a clear or unobstructed space of land or water
 a.  affording free access, not closed in or covered
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Then she ran lightly across the grass, pushed open the slow old door and slipped through it under the ivy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  He has such round blue eyes and they are so wide open with looking about.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  She hoped he was not going to stay inside and she pushed the door open wondering if he would.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  She slapped it open with her hand and ran across the room to the four-posted bed.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  She started a little at the sight of the open window.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
6  She had sat stifling in the room many a warm day because her patient was sure that open windows gave people cold.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Ben Weatherstaff's mouth fell open again when he heard him, but he ended by chuckling.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
8  The door in the ivied wall had been pushed gently open and a woman had entered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
9  They cast down their load and began to open the grave.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  So Tom pried his mouth open and poured down the Pain-killer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  Why, that door's open, I believe.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
13  No one went to meet or speak to them and they seemed to open doors and look into rooms.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  Strange niggers would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
15  Mary stood up and tried to keep her eyes open while Mrs. Medlock collected her parcels.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The President-elect followed in an open carriage drawn by six beautiful gray horses.
17  Once there were no two hearts so open, no feelings so in harmony.
18  They headed west toward the open sea.
19  Turn the door knob to open the door.
20  We slept under the open sky.
21  Push a wedge under the door to keep it open while we're carrying the boxes in.
22  I didn't open my mouth until he talked himself out.
23  This passage is open to a variety of interpretations.
24  A bad bush is better than the open field.
25  The radio station had an open line on which listeners could call up to discuss various issues.
26  There are various options open to you.
27  I can't open my bag - the zip has stuck.
28  The windows open on a beautiful view of the lake.
29  I have an open invitation to visit my friend in Japan.
30  The leadership want to present a single slate of candidates to be approved in an open vote.