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 Meanings and Examples of PRESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
press
 v.  push firmly against something that is fixed in position
 v.  try to persuade or cause someone to do something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It was not for her to press ahead of the villagers.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
2  Alone I linger, I pluck the bitter herb by the ruined wall, the churchyard wall, and press its sour, its sweet, its sour, long grey leaf, so, twixt thumb and finger.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
3  The press marked E was unlocked; and I took out the drawer, had it filled up with straw and tied in a sheet, and returned with it to Cavendish Square.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
4  Meanwhile the travellers continued to press on their journey with a dispatch which argued the extremity of the Jew's fears, since persons at his age are seldom fond of rapid motion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  That cannot endure," said Ivanhoe; "if they press not right on to carry the castle by pure force of arms, the archery may avail but little against stone walls and bulwarks.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  They are fast rising at least," said Ulrica, with frightful composure; "and a signal shall soon wave to warn the besiegers to press hard upon those who would extinguish them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  Fanny was by this time crying so bitterly that, angry as he was, he would not press that article farther.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  I do not mean to press you, however.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  'Do not press me to reply,' answered Rose.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  With which assurance he rose, locked the door, took the key out, and pulling her bonnet from her head, flung it up to the top of an old press.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
11  Not to press you to alter your determination,' pursued the young man, 'but to hear you repeat it, if you would.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
12  'Press on, press on,' cried Fagin.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
13  When they were got a little farther, Anne ventured to press again for what he had to communicate.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
14  Anne did not receive the perfect conviction which the Admiral meant to convey, but it would have been useless to press the enquiry farther.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
15  Beyond these signs of his activity, however, which I merely shared with all the readers of the daily press, I knew little of my former friend and companion.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  The subject got a thorough airing in the British press.
17  Simply point your camera at the subject and press the button.
18  Just point the camera and press the button.
19  After the court case Lee was hounded relentlessly by the press.
20  A full-scale character assassination of the dead woman got underway in the tabloid press.
21  Last year, a civil servant was imprisoned for leaking a document to the press.
22  I'll agree to the scheme on one condition: my name doesn't get mentioned to the press.
23  The minister held a press conference in order to pre-empt criticism in the newspapers.
24  The announcement was made in an impromptu press conference at the airport.
25  In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations.
26  The members of the committee agreed to press for the conference to deal with the problem.
27  She gave her reaction to his release at a press conference.
28  The press conference was a complete shambles.
29  This afternoon the Palestinians held an impromptu press conference.
30  He decided to call off his regular press conference.