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 Meanings and Examples of PLOT
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 n.  small extent of ground; secret scheme or strategy
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  The plot thickens," he said, as I entered; "I have just had an answer to my American telegram.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  The plot was for Snowball, at the critical moment, to give the signal for flight and leave the field to the enemy.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
3  In the middle of the summer the animals were alarmed to hear that three hens had come forward and confessed that, inspired by Snowball, they had entered into a plot to murder Napoleon.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
4  A gander who had been privy to the plot had confessed his guilt to Squealer and immediately committed suicide by swallowing deadly nightshade berries.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
5  There was such a medley of things going on, what with the beldame's deafness, the bawling of the youths, and the confusion of the plot that she could make nothing of it.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
6  The plot was only there to beget emotion.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
7  There was no need to puzzle out the plot.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
8  Don't bother about the plot: the plot's nothing.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
9  Now that the plot's out, Brother Bob's bounty must go to the virgins.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
10  Michaelis had seized upon Clifford as the central figure for a play; already he had sketched in the plot, and written the first act.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
11  But perhaps she would recoil from a plot to take the life of Sikes, and that was one of the chief ends to be attained.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  She first reached Wildeve's Patch, as it was called, a plot of land redeemed from the heath, and after long and laborious years brought into cultivation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
13  Then she walked into the enclosed plot and looked through her grandfather's spyglass, as she had been in the habit of doing before her marriage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
14  And yet I need not tell you that my mind was far from at ease, and that I was well-nigh certain that some foul plot had been woven round him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
15  The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly already in his mind, though he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were to be arranged.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  Stringent security restrictions, including an almost total ban on hand luggage, remain in place at British airports after an alleged plot to blow up passenger aircraft.
17  The plot of the novel was too bizarre to be believed.
18  FBI officials stressed that they were aware of no specific plot to attack any other aircraft.
19  When the reviewer criticized the movie for its hackneyed plot, we agreed; we had seen similar stories hundreds of times before.
20  Attorney General Eric Holder called the purported plot one of the most serious security threats to the United States since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
21  It started a year ago, when Islamic clerics in Kano state condemned immunization campaigns as an American plot to make Muslim women infertile.
22  In contrast to Shakespeare's plays, those of neoclassical playwrights such as Racine and Moliere develop a single plot line and are strictly limited in time and place.
23  "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
24  Pop culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world.
25  The author wove three plots into one story.
26  His plots are always very ingenious.
27  The data plotted at a single point.
28  Greenhouse temperature can be plotted against plant growth.
29  They plotted to kill the politician.
30  The builders have plotted out the area ready for the houses.