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 Meanings and Examples of PLATE
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plate
 n.  flat piece of metal; thick sheet of metal; small, usually circular, vessel of metal or wood for food table
Classic Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
1  She had already pushed her plate aside, and was measuring out a draught from a large bottle at her elbow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  The table had been as carefully laid, a clear fire glowed in the stove, the cat dozed in its warmth, and Mattie came forward carrying a plate of doughnuts.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
3  The cat rubbed itself ingratiatingly against her, and she said "Good Pussy," stooped to stroke it and gave it a scrap of meat from her plate.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  Pork entered the room, bearing a plate, silver and a napkin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  Mammy stood beside the table, watching every forkful that traveled from plate to mouth, as though she intended to force the food down Ellen's throat should she see signs of flagging.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  She had scarcely touched plate in her hands and seven cavaliers about her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  She dropped her eyes to her plate and nibbled daintily on a beaten biscuit with an elegance and an utter lack of appetite that would have won Mammy's approval.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
8  He held her fan in one hand and his untouched plate of barbecue in the other and stubbornly refused to meet the eyes of Honey, who seemed on the verge of an outburst of tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
9  Melanie had been sitting quietly, her hands in her lap, her waffles cooling on her plate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  There was some hominy left in the pot and she ate it with a big cooking spoon, not waiting to put it on a plate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  He saw the flame of indignant pride in them and he dropped his gaze quickly to his plate in embarrassment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  Don't scrape the plate, Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
13  Lily obeyed, and when she turned back into the room her father was sitting with both elbows on the table, the plate of salmon between them, and his head bowed on his hands.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
14  A fashion-plate showing human pitchforks in garments which looked as hard as steel plate.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  She looked at the extra cup and plate.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  When I licked the sponge holes on the base of her anterior skull plate, it was the translator hanging on her chest that said, "Stop that tickles".
17  A novelty to foreign visitors, the cactus is as common on the Mexican plate as potatoes or rice in many other parts of the world.
18  Jim can do that; and when he wants to send any little common ordinary mysterious message to let the world know where he's captivated, he can write it on the bottom of a tin plate with a fork and throw it out of the window.
19  As she said this, she came upon a neat little house, on the door of which was a bright brass plate with the name "W. RABBIT" engraved upon it.
20  There is a very good selection of stickpin in gold and silver plate, sterling, and gold.
21  The plates on the upper shelf were beyond my reach.
22  The plates have a blue stripe round the edge.
23  The dinner plates were thick with grease.
24  The plates have a gilt edge.
25  She dished the food onto plates.
26  I thought we had enough plates for the party, but perhaps I miscounted.
27  Put all the plates on the table.
28  Remove the meat with a fork and divide it among four plates.
29  I drain the pasta, then I share it out between two plates.
30  Can I fasten these metal plates with rivet?