PERFORMANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERFORMANCE
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performance
 n.  act of performing; dramatic or musical entertainment
 n.  how well a person, machine, etc. does a piece of work or an activity
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  During this performance, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  This tourist performance of enjoying oneself is too hopelessly humiliating: it's such a failure.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
3  We must rather adopt Mr. Crawford's views, and make the performance, not the theatre, our object.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  She played accordingly; happy to have a new listener, and a listener who seemed so much obliged, so full of wonder at the performance, and who shewed herself not wanting in taste.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  He had hardly achieved this very unusual gymnastic performance, when Mr. Bumble brought him, with his own hands, a basin of gruel, and the holiday allowance of two ounces and a quarter of bread.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  Anne replied, and spoke in defence of the performance so well, and yet in allowance for his feelings so pleasantly, that his countenance improved, and he replied again with almost a smile.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
7  He received no answer, all for the moment sitting rapt in admiration of the performance described.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
8  The performance was that of bringing together and building into a stack the furze faggots which Humphrey had been cutting for the captain's use during the foregoing fine days.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
9  To look at the palings before the Yeobrights' house had the dignity of a necessary performance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
10  This unweeting manner of performance is the true ring by which, in this refurbishing age, a fossilized survival may be known from a spurious reproduction.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
11  At moments during this performance Eustacia was half in doubt about the security of her position; yet it had a fearful joy.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
12  It was my first performance, and it certainly will be my last.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
13  He was left to wonder during the rest of the evening, for no explanation offered itself, and Eustacia said nothing, the additional fact that she knew of only adding more mystery to the performance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
14  But the shutters were closed, the door remained shut, and no heed whatever seemed to be taken of his performance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
15  When you asked me to believe that she walked along a narrow strip of grass without once making a false step, I remarked, as you may remember, that it was a noteworthy performance.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  He failed completely in the performance of his duty.
17  Their concept of a performance and our concept were miles apart.
18  Angela Bassett has won critical acclaim for her excellent performance.
19  The customer was impressed by the machine's performance.
20  Despite the occasional lapse, this was a fine performance by the young saxophonist.
21  It was a superb performance, despite occasional lapses of intonation.
22  We can go to the seven o'clock performance or the eight - whichever suits you best.
23  The party are dreading a repeat performance of their defeat in the last election.
24  There is an element of exhibitionism in the parents' performance too.
25  Her performance contains a strong element of self-parody.
26  They lose credibility quickly with a resultant adverse impact on employee performance and profit.
27  The evening was crowned by her dazzling performance.
28  At the highest executive levels earnings and performance aren't always correlated.
29  Manilow gave the slick, polished performance that we've come to expect.
30  School administrators were unable to explain the slide in student performance.