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 Meanings and Examples of PITCH
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football
 n.  the level of a feeling
 n.  a speech that attempts to persuade someone to buy or do something
 v.  move or be moved suddenly, especially by throwing or being thrown
Classic Sentence: (87 in 6 pages)
1  How tempting, how very tempting, to let the view triumph; to reflect its ripple; to let their own minds ripple; to let outlines elongate and pitch over--so--with a sudden jerk.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 5
2  Hyde in danger of his life was a creature new to me; shaken with inordinate anger, strung to the pitch of murder, lusting to inflict pain.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
3  When the two champions stood opposed to each other at the two extremities of the lists, the public expectation was strained to the highest pitch.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
4  These reflections had tamed and brought down to a pitch of sounder judgment a temper, which, under other circumstances, might have waxed haughty, supercilious, and obstinate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Waldemar Fitzurse, his able and politic agent, was at secret work among them, tempering all to that pitch of courage which was necessary in making an open declaration of their purpose.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  I never,' said Mr. Bumble, 'see anything like the pitch it's got to.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  But the effect of coming into society and light after lonely wandering in darkness is a sociability in the comer above its usual pitch, expressed in the features even more than in words.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
8  The general ricochet of the whole over pits and prominences had the gravest pitch of the chime.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
9  Below these in force, above them in pitch, a dwindled voice strove hard at a husky tune, which was the peculiar local sound alluded to.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
10  The child assumed that this was the cart of a gipsy, and his dread of those wanderers reached but to that mild pitch which titillates rather than pains.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
11  The extraordinary pitch of excitement that she had reached beforehand would, indeed, have caused her to be influenced by the most commonplace man.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
12  Thomasin's cheek was flushed to a pitch far beyond that which it had reached before her troubles, and her eyes glittered.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
13  Her anxiety reached a high pitch; but there was something in Clym's undeviating manner which made her hesitate before sounding him on the subject.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
14  Never pitch yerself in such a low key as that, Christian; you should try more, said Fairway.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
15  To me, with my nerves worked up to a pitch of expectancy, there was something depressing and subduing in the sudden gloom, and in the cold dank air of the vault.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  Jack was on the pitch for his school in the Senior Cup Final.
17  Three minutes into the match, Jackson limped off the pitch with a serious ankle injury.
18  His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor.
19  She will pitch her speech to the teenagers in the audience.
20  Tom's fearful secret and gnawing conscience disturbed his sleep for as much as a week after this; and at breakfast one morning Sid said: "Tom, you pitch around and talk in your sleep so much that you keep me awake half the time."
21  The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.
22  Although the signs of decline may not yet be evident on the pitch, Latin American football is in chaos, with financial and administrative problems that make the Europeans' troubles seem trifling.
23  Our concern for Dwight Gooden, who injured his pitching arm in the game, will alloy our delight at the Yankees' victory.
24  We all pitched to buy this gift.
25  The agency says international relief agencies also have pitched in.
26  The player pitched the ball out of the court.
27  The two armies fought a pitched battle on the plain.
28  She had a shrill high - pitched voice.
29  His car ran into a wall and he was pitched out.
30  They pitched camp by the river.