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 Meanings and Examples of PERTAIN
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pertain
 v.  belong; have connection with, or dependence on
Example Sentence:
1  Learning the specific set of vocabulary words that pertain to one's business becomes a simple task.
2  This is not the kind of behavior pertaining to a gentleman.
3  Getting beyond descriptions also pertains to the second scarce resource of change: meaningful language.
Classic Sentence:
1  His pallor was so peculiar, that it seemed to pertain to one who had been long entombed, and who was incapable of resuming the healthy glow and hue of life.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
2  But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
3  An Irish author avers that the Earl of Leicester, on bended knees, did likewise present to her highness another horn, pertaining to a land beast of the unicorn nature.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  This done, the carpenter received orders to have the leg completed that night; and to provide all the fittings for it, independent of those pertaining to the distrusted one in use.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
5  As regarded the shipmaster, however, all was looked upon as pertaining to the character, as to a fish his glistening scales.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
6  I am in high repute for my accomplishment in all pertaining to the art, and am joined with eleven others in reporting the debates in Parliament for a Morning Newspaper.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT
7  It is the same in things pertaining purely to civilization; the instinct of the masses, clear-sighted to-day, may be troubled to-morrow.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
8  Mr. Campbell is a merchant and banker, and had had little experience in dealing with matters pertaining to education.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
9  Like all that pertains to crime, it seemed never to have known a youthful era.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
10  Bruce, the Lady Principal, the widow of the late ex-senator Bruce, is a member of the council, and represents in it all that pertains to the life of the girls at the school.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
11  All that pertained to nature was sweet, or simply grand; while those parts which depended on the temper and movements of man were lively and playful.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15