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 Meanings and Examples of PETAL
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petal
 n.  one of the often brightly colored parts of flower, immediately surrounding reproductive organs
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  A grain fell and spiralled down; a petal fell, filled and sank.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
2  The flower petal sank; the maid returned to the kitchen; Bartholomew sipped his wine.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
3  He stooped and raised a peony that had shed its petals.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 12
4  Candish, with his curved brush had swept the crumbs; had spared the petals and finally left the family to dessert.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 13
5  I saw a number of tall spikes of strange white flowers, measuring a foot perhaps across the spread of the waxen petals.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
6  Quick breath parted the petals of her lips.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5
7  The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of yellow fire.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 7
8  "Dorian," she answered, lingering over his name with long-drawn music in her voice, as though it were sweeter than honey to the red petals of her mouth.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 7
9  At the grey tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
10  She was like a fine flower, already past its bloom and without fragrance, though the petals were still unwithered.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 30
11  All this was in the natural order of things, and the orchid basking in its artificially created atmosphere could round the delicate curves of its petals undisturbed by the ice on the panes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  The thick grass beside the track, coarse and prickly with many burnings, hid canary-yellow buttercups and the mauve petals and woolly sage-green coats of the pasque flowers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
13  Nor in these rooms could Chichikov detect the least trace of a feminine hand, beyond the fact that certain tables and chairs bore drying-boards whereon were arranged some sprinklings of flower petals.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
14  Some of the petals I am going to make into an ointment, and some into an infusion.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
15  This sort of love is a recollection of lily petals and the plumage of the dove.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—THE BEGINNING OF SHADOW
Example Sentence:
1  Each large outer petal is curved and cup-shaped, yet each has its finishing point which makes the blossom starry.
2  The slide gave close-up detail of petal formation.
3  Preceding the bride to the altar, the flower girl will strew rose petals along the aisle.
4  Clear and bright pupil, the MI, long eyelash tremble slightly, white flawless skin with light pink, thin lips like rose petals delicate drips.