OPERATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OPERATION
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
operation
 n.  an activity in which a business is involved
 n.  an act of surgery performed on a patient
Classic Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
1  And once, alter such an operation, Scarlett found her in the linen closet vomiting quietly into a towel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  But with the operation of what came to be known as the governor's "slander mill," the North saw only a rebellious state that needed a heavy hand, and a heavy hand was laid upon it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
3  Kennicott had taken a patient to Rochester for an operation.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Afterwards I wondered the less at this operation when I came to know of what fine steel the head of a harpoon is made, and how exceedingly sharp the long straight edges are always kept.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
5  But in very many cases, circumstances require that the harpooneer shall remain on the whale till the whole tensing or stripping operation is concluded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
6  To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
7  It was a collection of furnaces, fat-kettles, and oil sheds; and when the works were in full operation certainly gave forth no very pleasant savor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
8  By midnight the works were in full operation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
9  , brand him in the forehead with a hot iron and perform upon him a surgical operation with a pair of tailor's shears.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
10  At this meeting divers plans of operation were suggested, though none of a character to meet the wishes of their ardent leader.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
11  Just at present, however, Aunt Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  The baby employed the intervals in pulling Tom's nose, scratching his face, and burying her fat hands in his woolly hair, which last operation seemed to afford her special content.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  While all other preparations were going on, Simeon the elder stood in his shirt-sleeves before a little looking-glass in the corner, engaged in the anti-patriarchal operation of shaving.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  This mentality, Lepidus would say, is indeed bred out of your mud by the operation of your sun.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  Then with swiftness, but with absolute method, Van Helsing performed the operation.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Each department in the company has its own mode of operation and none of them are compatible.
17  He insisted on describing his operation in graphic detail while we were eating lunch.
18  The documentary went through all the graphic details of the operation in unsparing detail.
19  He kept telling us about his operation, in the most graphic detail.
20  A debriefing would follow this operation, to determine where it went wrong.
21  She was awake during the operation on her leg.
22  The operation of a sewing-machine is easy.
23  The operation carries an element of risk.
24  Cheaper energy conservation techniques have been put into operation in the developed world.
25  Greenpeace has been invited to appraise the environmental costs of such an operation.
26  For the first time, we have the chance to examine the anatomy of a secret government operation.
27  Many small businesses fail in the first year of operation.
28  He's in hospital recovering from an operation.
29  Please program the computer to do the job instead of manual operation.
30  This is a very minor operation and there is very little risk involved.