PIECE in a Sentence

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For PIECE, below is one of 381 sentences:
She steeped a piece of linen in a basin, into which she poured some liquid from a bottle, and laid it with a gentle hand upon the sore.

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 Meanings and Examples of PIECE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
piece
 n.  a separate portion of something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Very interesting reading it might be made, too," remarked Sherlock Holmes, sticking a small piece of plaster over the prick on his finger.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  In this particular corner of the room a large piece had peeled off, leaving a yellow square of coarse plastering.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  Seizing a half-consumed piece of wood from the smouldering fire, he blew it into a flame, and proceeded with its help to examine the little camp.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
4  She had taken a piece of blue ribbon from Mrs. Jones's dressing-table, and was holding it against her shoulder and admiring herself in the glass in a very foolish manner.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
5  Frederick had wanted to pay for the timber with something called a cheque, which, it seemed, was a piece of paper with a promise to pay written upon it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
6  He called the animals together and told them that he had a terrible piece of news to impart.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
7  The nurse had been sewing--there was a piece of linen on the table.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 5
8  Streatfield; a piece of traditional church furniture; a corner cupboard; or the top beam of a gate, fashioned by generations of village carpenters after some lost-in-the-mists-of-antiquity model.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
9  A special contrast, as every man was in the forest of looms where Stephen worked, to the crashing, smashing, tearing piece of mechanism at which he laboured.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
10  She steeped a piece of linen in a basin, into which she poured some liquid from a bottle, and laid it with a gentle hand upon the sore.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
11  Mr. Bounderby sat looking at her, as, with the points of a stiff, sharp pair of scissors, she picked out holes for some inscrutable ornamental purpose, in a piece of cambric.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
12  You know I am a sordid piece of human nature, ready to sell myself at any time for any reasonable sum, and altogether incapable of any Arcadian proceeding whatever.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
13  The last ten he told over with much deliberation, pausing, and saying something as he took each piece from the table, and dropt it into his purse.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
14  The stem of a young fir-tree lopped of its branches, with a piece of wood tied across near the top, was planted upright by the door, as a rude emblem of the holy cross.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
15  I have no mind to encounter a sentence of degradation, or even to lose my Preceptory, for the sake of a painted piece of Jewish flesh and blood.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence: (171 in 12 pages)
16  Write a list of names on a separate piece of paper.
17  Take a piece of candy everyday and tell yourself :the day is sweet again.
18  He held a piece of ice and bit off a little.
19  We interrupt our normal transmissions to bring you a piece of special news.
20  At the center of the dial is a piece of smoky glass.
21  He only drank a cup of black tea and nibbled at a piece of dry bread for his supper.
22  Mrs Kreutz cut off a generous piece of the meat.
23  I cut myself on a piece of broken glass.
24  He cut off a small piece of bread and gave it to me.
25  This piece of cloth has a new design.
26  A poet is one who can convert ordinary words into a meaningful and effective piece of writing.
27  You need to examine every piece of evidence first.
28  She cut her finger on a piece of glass.
29  Finish the meal with a piece of fresh fruit.
30  I'll never forget hearing this piece of music for the first time.