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 Meanings and Examples of POWDER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
powder
 n.  a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
 n.  a soft, dry substance that is spread over the face to stop the skin from looking shiny
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  Skilled men these, without whom the Confederacy would have been hard put to make pistols, rifles, cannon and powder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  And when that gets a bit dangerous, I go to Nassau where these same Union patriots have brought powder and shells and hoop skirts for me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  It manufactured much of the powder and arms used by the army and most of the cotton and woolen goods.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Yes, Governor Brown's darlings are likely to smell powder at last, and I imagine most of them will be much surprised.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Scarlett caught sight of Phil Meade and hardly recognized him, so black was his face with powder and grime, so taut with strain and weariness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  As the woman stepped to the ground and looked toward the house, Scarlett saw there was something familiar about the rabbity face, caked with white powder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  Above their heads a flock of chimney swallows whirled suddenly on swift wings and now and then a rabbit scurried startled across the road, his white tail bobbing like an eiderdown powder puff.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  Selden knew that Bertha would fight to the last round of powder: the rashness of her conduct was illogically combined with a cold determination to escape its consequences.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
9  He feverishly counted his shotgun shells, lecturing her on the qualities of smokeless powder.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  Or, if you will, like so many ant-hills of powder, they all stand before me; and I their match.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
11  When she sighed she exhaled a heavy perfume of sachet powder.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
12  Her night-gown was burned from the powder.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
13  Edna dabbed the powder upon her nose and cheeks as she looked at herself closely in the little distorted mirror which hung on the wall above the basin.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
14  You understand the nature of an Indian's wishes," he concluded, as he led her toward the place where she was expected, "and must be prodigal of your offers of powder and blankets.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
15  There was a tattered man, fouled with dust, blood and powder stain from hair to shoes, who trudged quietly at the youth's side.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  They were reinventing the powder which had been invented by Chinese people two hundred years ago.
2  Mix the powder with enough water to make a smooth paste.
3  A packet of white powder was found and police scientists are analysing it.
4  You can use cocoa powder to make the cake rather than chocolate - it's a bit of a cheat, but nobody notices the difference.
5  The seeds are ground into a fine powder before use.
6  Blend a little milk with the custard powder to form a paste.
7  The powder immediately ignited and set off a chain reaction of explosions.
8  A crushing machine reduces big rocks to powder.
9  The machine pounds the stones into powder.
10  They were sent to reconnoitre the enemy powder magazine.
11  She is putting on powder, ready to perform on the stage.
12  The build-up of forces in the region is creating a powder keg.
13  Unless these questions are solved, the region will remain a powder keg.
14  Wet the powder thoroughly and mix to remove lumps.
15  The problem may not arise, but there's no harm in keeping our powder dry.