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 Meanings and Examples of PICK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pick
 n.  the act of choosing or selecting
 v.  take some things and leave others
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Only I always try to pick a day when Ethan's off somewheres.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  The carriage plowed its way farther and halted for a moment to permit two ladies with baskets of bandages on their arms to pick precarious passages across the sloppy street on stepping stones.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  She raised her skirts and tried to pick her way among them toward a knot of men who were directing the stretcher bearers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  Tears started from Mammy's eyes as she leaned down to pick up the buckets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Little did it matter though, to her or the Confederacy, now that all the field hands had run away and there was no one to pick the cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  Every morning he went out importantly with a basket to pick up twigs and chips to start the fires with.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  It was September and time to pick the cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  Melly can dress in rags and pick cotton and even help me murder a man but it doesn't change her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  There wasn't much need for a commissary, Miss Scarlett, because we couldn't hardly pick up a thing for the army, and I thought the place for an able-bodied man was in the fighting line.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  If they amounted to anything they'd have stayed where they were, instead of coming down here to pick our bones.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  Perhaps the negroes were right and she did pick them up from the streets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
12  I've made money for you and I've earned my salary--and what I could pick up on the side, too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
13  And if you like jewelry, you can have it but I'm going to pick it out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
14  And then India will drive down and pick him up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
15  Scarlett, I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
Example Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
16  Jody keeps Sally in for twenty-three minutes, watching her pick up the offensive plays and bluff her way through the defense.
17  Liberal Democrat Peter Bergg could pick up a significant number of protest votes which will boost his party's previous showing.
18  Crows do not pick crow's eyes.
19  She bent down to pick up her glove.
20  The People's Front expect to pick up a lot more votes in this year's elections.
21  Being an expert, he was able to pick a hole in our work.
22  Fan the cards out, then pick one.
23  She bent forward to pick up the newspaper.
24  The pupil leaned to the ground to pick up a wallet.
25  Want to pick pure heart, still believe and you hear my anniversary of faith.
26  He tried hard to pick a hole in what I said, but to no avail.
27  It is possible to plug into remote databases to pick up information.
28  They were made to listen to white noise, such as static of the sort you might pick up between radio stations.
29  So many people have helped me with this book that it is hard to pick out the few for special mention.
30  I would rather pay for a meal than watch nine friends pick over and split a bill.