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 a.  open for the public to read; obvious; plain
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  A feed store, its windows opaque with the dust of bran, a patent medicine advertisement painted on its roof.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  The mud roads of a few days ago are powdery dust and the puddles beside them have hardened into lozenges of black sleek earth like cracked patent leather.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  She shivered in the garage while he spent half an hour in deciding whether to put alcohol or patent non-freezing liquid into the radiator, or to drain out the water entirely.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  While Kennicott was chattering about a patent swing-door for the garage she saw the swing-doors of a prison.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  High times indeed, if whaling captains were wheeled about the water on castors like gouty old aldermen in patent chairs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
6  There was a great gleaming of yellow and patent leather about the saddle and bridle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  Finally, he sniffed the dead man's lips, and then glanced at the soles of his patent leather boots.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  The next day, came the news that the murder had been overlooked, that the guilt of Hyde was patent to the world, and that the victim was a man high in public estimation.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
9  'You'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  These are the more patent facts which are to be deduced from his hat.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  I glanced down at the new patent leathers which I was wearing.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
12  She was one of those people who are infatuated with patent medicines and all new-fangled methods of producing health or mending it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  Oh, very simply; black trousers, patent leather boots, white waistcoat, either a black or blue coat, and a long cravat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
14  The company had always taken every precaution to prevent people crossing the lines except by the bridges, both by placing notices in every station and by the use of patent spring gates at level crossings.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
15  A flower in his buttonhole, a dazzling silk hat, and patent leather shoes complete the effect.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
Example Sentence:
1  It was patent to anyone that she disliked the idea.
2  This is a fact patent to the world.
3  A patent will be refused if details of the item have already been released to the public.
4  He applied for a patent for a new method of removing paint.
5  It was patent to everyone that the witness spoke the truth.
6  As the compound is already patented, her team will probably have to design something slightly different to be able to patent it as a new drug.
7  While copyright protects the expression of an idea, a patent is a state granted monopoly on the idea itself.
8  The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.
9  The rub is that Google owns several patents related to MapReduce and other data center technologies that have spawned widely used open source projects
10  Companies should protect their intellectual property with patents and trademarks.
11  An electrical telegraph was independently developed and patented in the United States in 1837 by Samuel F. B. Morse.
12  Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks the hand movements of warehouse workers and uses vibrations to nudge them into being more efficient.