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 Meanings and Examples of OYSTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a large flat sea creature having a rough irregular shell
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Joining these groups, I found bewailing women whose husbands were away in herring or oyster boats, which there was too much reason to think might have foundered before they could run in anywhere for safety.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
2  He was the child of his parents' youth and joy; he grew up like the conjurer's rosebush, and all the world was his oyster.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
3  Having disposed of these evil-minded persons for the night, Mr. Bumble sat himself down in the house at which the coach stopped; and took a temperate dinner of steaks, oyster sauce, and porter.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Nor would I swallow an oyster, for I know only too well what an oyster may resemble.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
5  Gumboes and shrimp Creole, doves in wine and oysters in crumbly patties full of creamy sauce, mushrooms and sweetbreads and turkey livers, fish baked cunningly in oiled paper and limes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
6  She drank several cups of the tea which was served with her portion of stewed oysters, and her brain felt clearer and livelier when she emerged once more into the street.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
7  She knew that he would want oysters, that he would have heard of Harvey's apropos of Grant and Blaine, and she took him there.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
8  Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
9  Colonel Lloyd's slaves were in the habit of spending a part of their nights and Sundays in fishing for oysters, and in this way made up the deficiency of their scanty allowance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  And the Tatar ran off with flying coat-tails, and in five minutes darted in with a dish of opened oysters on mother-of-pearl shells, and a bottle between his fingers.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 10
11  Stepan Arkadyevitch crushed the starchy napkin, tucked it into his waistcoat, and settling his arms comfortably, started on the oysters.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 10
12  "Not bad," he said, stripping the oysters from the pearly shell with a silver fork, and swallowing them one after another.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 10
13  Levin ate the oysters indeed, though white bread and cheese would have pleased him better.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 10
14  They do not eat men, they crunch them; or, magicians that they are, they transform them into oysters and swallow them.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
15  The oysters are spoiled, the servants are ugly.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  I'll ask the fishmonger if he can order three dozen oysters for me.
2  Caviar and oysters on ice are generally considered the ultimate luxury foods.
3  There are many jobs you can help, shell oysters or peas, please.