PIGEON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PIGEON
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a large, usually grey bird that is often seen in towns sitting on buildings in large groups
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  "Kiss it," cried the little girl, and flung the pigeon in Gerda's face.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SNOW QUEEN
2  'I am looking back at my little pigeon which is sitting on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me,' answered Hansel.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In HANSEL AND GRETEL
3  The "pigeon house" stood behind a locked gate, and a shallow parterre that had been somewhat neglected.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXI
4  He gave this people the nature of the pigeon; wings that never tire; young, more plentiful than the leaves on the trees, and appetites to devour the earth.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
5  A pigeon, alone on a low branch, allowed Pearl to come beneath, and uttered a sound as much of greeting as alarm.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
6  A plump, dark-blue pigeon flew into the road, and hurriedly went to drink in a puddle near the well.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
7  With his strong hand he uprears the mast of Serestus' ship, and on a cord crossing it hangs from the masthead a fluttering pigeon as mark for their steel.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIFTH
8  The hens perched themselves on the window-sills, the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters, the sheep and cows lay down behind the pigs and began to chew the cud.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I
9  The blackbirds whistled it in the hedges, the pigeons cooed it in the elms, it got into the din of the smithies and the tune of the church bells.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter IV
10  For some weeks nothing was known of her whereabouts, then the pigeons reported that they had seen her on the other side of Willingdon.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
11  She appeared to be enjoying herself, so the pigeons said.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
12  According to Snowball, they must send out more and more pigeons and stir up rebellion among the animals on the other farms.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
13  In addition, four pigeons were sent to Foxwood with a conciliatory message, which it was hoped might re-establish good relations with Pilkington.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
14  But at this moment the four pigeons, who had been sent out on the day before, returned, one of them bearing a scrap of paper from Pilkington.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
15  The pigeons swirled into the air, and all the animals, except Napoleon, flung themselves flat on their bellies and hid their faces.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The boy took a pot shot at a pigeon with his air gun.
2  A pigeon was cooing up in one of the elms.
3  Many journalists here choose to pigeon all but the most innocuous of stories.
4  When a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry: a large pigeon had flown into her face, and was beating her violently with its wings.
5  Little pigeons can carry great messages.
6  The pigeons are so tame they will sit on your shoulder.