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 Meanings and Examples of PORT
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port
 n.  place on waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  Reared in Charleston, he knew every inlet, creek, shoal and rock of the Carolina coast near that port, and he was equally at home in the waters around Wilmington.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Conditions in Wilmington, the chief blockade port, now that Charleston's port was practically sealed by the Yankee gunboats, had reached the proportions of an open scandal.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  But now with the ports closed and many of the port cities captured or besieged, the South's salvation depended upon itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  You remember when the blockade tightened, I couldn't get a boat out of any Confederate port or into one, so there the money stayed in England.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
6  It seemed only a temporary erection used in port.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  The port would fain give succor; the port is pitiful; in the port is safety, comfort, hearthstone, supper, warm blankets, friends, all that's kind to our mortalities.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. The Lee Shore.
8  But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship's direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. The Lee Shore.
9  In most American whalemen the mast-heads are manned almost simultaneously with the vessel's leaving her port; even though she may have fifteen thousand miles, and more, to sail ere reaching her proper cruising ground.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
10  That business consisted in fetching the Commodore's craft such a thwack, that with all his pumps going he made straight for the nearest port to heave down and repair.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
11  On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
13  It was evident that the unexpected blow had struck deep into his heart, though he struggled to sustain his misfortune with the port of a man.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
14  The good looks of the latter won the affection of the first mate of the vessel; and, shortly after entering the port, she became his wife.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
15  While he reasoned, the sky darkened, the winds blew from the four quarters, and the ship was assailed by a most terrible tempest within sight of the port of Lisbon.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IV
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The ship ploughed through the sea toward port.
2  There is a longstanding prostitution trade in the port.
3  The ship spent four days in port.
4  The vessel reached port the next morning.
5  This platform would serve as a port and a railway station.
6  The ship embarked passengers and cargo at New York port.
7  The country's main port is located at the head of fjord on Norway's southern coast.
8  The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.
9  The people would be docked in the port from a cruise ship.
10  Second connection to the relay is a cable to the network port on the PC.
11  The well-equipped docks, tall piles of cargo containers, and numerous vessels being loaded all betoken Oakland's importance as a port.
12  Named port unfamiliar advice what facilities there including wharf side draught.
13  It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted.
14  And although the main ports are on alert, Nigeria in particular has many small river ports in the Cross River and Niger deltas.
15  We could have secured our homeland -- investing in sophisticated new protection for our ports, our trains and our power plants.