PEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pen
 n.  a long, thin object used for writing or drawing with ink
 n.  a small area by surrounding the area with a fence
Classic Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
1  I don't know how it is--such a chatterbox as I am with my tongue, once I hold a pen-- She made a face, screwed her fingers as if she held a pen in them.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
2  But the pen she held thus on the little table absolutely refused to move.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
3  "And my handwriting--so huge--so clumsy--" She made another face and dropped the invisible pen.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
4  So far the letter had run composedly enough, but here with a sudden splutter of the pen, the writer's emotion had broken loose.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
5  Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
6  She fancied, however, that her request had been complied with, and that the pen she could not have held was in her hand.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
7  Fanny," said he directly, leaving his seat and his pen, and meeting her with something in his hand, "I beg your pardon for being here.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  I am not comfortable enough to be fit for anybody; but your aunt seems to feel out of luck that such an article of Mansfield news should fall to my pen instead of hers.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
9  If the inkstand had been where the old gentleman thought it was, he would have dipped his pen into it, and signed the indentures, and Oliver would have been straightway hurried off.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  The old gentleman stopped, laid down his pen, and looked from Oliver to Mr. Limbkins; who attempted to take snuff with a cheerful and unconcerned aspect.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  And here Rose dropped the pen, and turned away, as though the very paper which was to be her messenger should not see her weep.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
12  Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
13  She had written in a hurry and dipped her pen too deep.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
14  Holmes rose and sat down at the table with his pen in his hand and a bundle of paper before him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
15  All these I may sketch out at some future date, but none of them present such singular features as the strange train of circumstances which I have now taken up my pen to describe.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  There are only two powers in the world, the sword and the pen; and in the end the former is always conquered by the latter.
2  She delved in her bag and pulled out a pen.
3  The pen belongs under the sink.
4  Please write in pen on both sides of the paper.
5  Taking a pen in her hand,she began to write.
6  Politicians know they cannot create a lawful society simply at the stroke of a pen.
7  Please fill out the form in pen.
8  Kept diaries, not stop what is pen, or memory.
9  The pen is the tougue of the mind.
10  Neither pen nor pencil can express.
11  As Jim bent over to pick up the pen, he felt a sharp pain in his back.
12  Somebody has walked off with my pen.
13  Make sure you put the cap back on the pen.
14  The pen is mightier than the sword.
15  My Russian pen pal and I correspond for several years.