PRECINCT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECINCT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  district or division of city; place or enclosure by definite limits
Classic Sentence:
1  Trainloads of negroes had been rushed from town to town, voting at every precinct along the way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  While these marvels meet Dardanian Aeneas' eyes, while he dizzily hangs rapt in one long gaze, Dido the queen entered the precinct, beautiful exceedingly, a youthful train thronging round her.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
3  So here Ulysses stood for a while and looked about him, but when he had looked long enough he crossed the threshold and went within the precincts of the house.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
4  There was a young olive growing within the precincts of the house, in full vigour, and about as thick as a bearing-post.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
5  The shape standing before me had never crossed my eyes within the precincts of Thornfield Hall before; the height, the contour were new to me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. Hark!
7  Within the precincts of her home she felt like one who has entered and lingered within the portals of some forbidden temple in which a thousand muffled voices bade her begone.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIX
8  Deeply regretting this weakness on the part of a sister muse, we shall at once retire from her sacred precincts, within the proper limits of our own humble vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
9  But their curiosity was disappointed; for these outlets only looked upon the court of the castle, and the sound came from beyond its precincts.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  It was eleven o'clock when he came in, though he had not been further than the precincts of the garden.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
Example Sentence:
1  Not enough paper ballots at the precinct is an administrative failure.
2  The Centre was a pedestrian precinct with a bandstand in the middle.
3  A tunnel entrance was found within the precincts of the prison camp.