PAVEMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PAVEMENT
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pavement
 n.  floor or covering of solid material, to make hard and convenient surface for travel
Classic Sentence: (113 in 8 pages)
1  When the workmen passed in the morning, they beheld this poor little being seated on the pavement, overcome with drowsiness, and often fast asleep in the shadow, crouched down and doubled up over his basket.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
2  Madeleine remained thoughtfully listening to the firm, sure step, which died away on the pavement of the corridor.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
3  The noise which he had heard was the trampling of the horse's hoofs on the pavement.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
4  In this old provincial quarter, in the wildest nooks, the pavement shows itself, the sidewalks begin to crawl and to grow longer, even where there are as yet no pedestrians.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  He saw that black form standing out in relief against the white pavement, illuminated by the moon; to advance was to fall into this man's hands; to retreat was to fling himself into Javert's arms.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
6  He seated Cosette with her back against a stone post, with an injunction to be silent, and ran to the spot where the conduit touched the pavement.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
7  This form was lying face downward, flat on the pavement, with the arms extended in the form of a cross, in the immobility of death.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—CONTINUATION OF THE ENIGMA
8  Marius was too melancholy to take even a chance pleasantry well, and to lend himself to a game which the pavement of the street seemed desirous of playing with him.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
9  As she was finishing it for the third time, Lieutenant Theodule passed the gate once more, and rattled his spurs upon the pavement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—COSETTE AFTER THE LETTER
10  A steep escarpment three stories high separated him from the pavement of the street.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
11  It was flagged; but the pavement had rotted and cracked under the oozing of the water.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
12  The clash of blades in battle is less dismal, after all, than the clank of the scabbard on the pavement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
13  At that moment, the horse of a lancer of the National Guard having fallen, Gavroche laid his pistol on the pavement, and picked up the man, then he assisted in raising the horse.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER II—GAVROCHE ON THE MARCH
14  The Rue de la Chanvrerie and Corinthe have disappeared beneath the pavement of the Rue Rambuteau.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
15  An explosion was heard, the assassin fell to the pavement face downwards.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VIII—MANY INTERROGATION POINTS WITH REGARD TO A C...
Example Sentence:
1  I dropped my camera on the pavement and bust it.
2  A car suddenly mounted the pavement to avoid a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.
3  The drunken man teeteredon the edge of the pavement.
4  A small group of journalists waited on the pavement outside her house.
5  The pavement reflects heat on a hot day.
6  Several pedestrians had come to grief on the icy pavement.
7  The pavement thus laid is to be plained and polished.
8  I have seen their grave; it formed part of the pavement of a huge churchyard surrounding the grim, soot-black old cathedral of an overgrown manufacturing town in shire.
9  The pavements are designed to provide easy access for people in wheelchairs.
10  B - indicate little more than the immediate place of work during the construction of the pavements of a single building.