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 Meanings and Examples of POISON
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poison
 n.  a substance that can make people or animals ill or kill them if they eat or drink it
Classic Sentence: (132 in 9 pages)
1  Of the two pills in that box one was of the most deadly poison, and the other was entirely harmless.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  I was a fairly good dispenser, so I worked this alkaloid into small, soluble pills, and each pill I put in a box with a similar pill made without the poison.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
3  It would have been the same in any case, for Providence would never have allowed his guilty hand to pick out anything but the poison.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
4  Having sniffed the dead man's lips I detected a slightly sour smell, and I came to the conclusion that he had had poison forced upon him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
5  The forcible administration of poison is by no means a new thing in criminal annals.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
6  A rumour went round that Snowball had after all contrived to introduce poison into Napoleon's food.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
7  Because I infinitely prefer the spontaneous spite to the concocted sugaries; now they are poison; when I begin saying what a fine fellow Clifford is, etc.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
8  It was one of the ghastly half-truths that poison human existence.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  'One man's meat is another man's poison,' he said, out of the darkness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
10  'And mind you don't poison it,' said Mr. Sikes, laying his hat upon the table.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
11  But now the spell had been upon him eight-and-forty hours, and he lay there, doubtless among the dregs of the docks, breathing in the poison or sleeping off the effects.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
12  Out of the black shadows there glimmered little red circles of light, now bright, now faint, as the burning poison waxed or waned in the bowls of the metal pipes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
13  The rapidity with which such a poison would take effect would also, from his point of view, be an advantage.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
14  It would be a sharp-eyed coroner, indeed, who could distinguish the two little dark punctures which would show where the poison fangs had done their work.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
15  Caesar, poisoned at the same time, escaped by shedding his skin like a snake; but the new skin was spotted by the poison till it looked like a tiger's.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  Forensic examination revealed a large quantity of poison in the dead man's stomach.
17  The pest control officer put bowls of rat poison in the attic.
18  The toad's skin secretes a deadly poison.
19  He should suck the poison from the place where the snake bit.
20  No, I'll look first, and see whether it's marked poison or not.
21  A postmortem showed that the victim had been poisoned.
22  We put down some poisoned bait to kill the rats.
23  The poisoned food has been removed from the shops and there is no threat to public health.
24  Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.
25  Since the contaminated milk poisoned nearly fifteen-thousand people in June, Japan has been in the grip of a food scare.
26  She would premeditate the murder for months, reading about common poisons and buying weed killer that contained arsenic.
27  Belladonna and red arsenic are deadly poisons.
28  A certain ruler in the Middle Ages was famous for poisoning her guests with chemicals put into their drinks.
29  In cases of food poisoning, young children are especially vulnerable.
30  In the aftermath of Saturday's mass poisoning, the authorities imposed a virtual news blackout, refusing even to confirm how many people had died.