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 Meanings and Examples of PRIME
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 a.  first in excellence, quality, or value; at the best stage; peak; first in degree or rank; chief
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  He was more than six feet high, was in the prime of life, had small feet for his height, wore coarse, square-toed boots and smoked a Trichinopoly cigar.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  The hermit, as if wishing to answer to the confidence of his guest, threw back his cowl, and showed a round bullet head belonging to a man in the prime of life.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
3  His charitable kindness had been rearing a prime comfort for himself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
4  'A prime plant,' observed Master Charley Bates.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
5  It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  "He was the last you'd have expected to drop off in the prime of life," said Humphrey.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
7  He has always, however, been a prime favourite with the racing public, and has never yet disappointed them, so that even at those odds enormous sums of money have been laid upon him.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
8  I came out of this age of ours, this ripe prime of the human race, when Fear does not paralyse and mystery has lost its terrors.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
9  He seldom spoke to Laurie, but he looked at him often, and a shadow would pass across his face, as if regretting his own lost youth, as he watched the young man in his prime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
10  By children now in their prime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
11  To love and labor in their prime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
12  There is no man living, however strong and in his prime, who could move it from its place, for it is a marvellous curiosity which I made with my very own hands.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXIII
13  Summer was already past its prime, when Edgar reluctantly yielded his assent to their entreaties, and Catherine and I set out on our first ride to join her cousin.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
14  He was then past his prime, being twenty-eight years and three quarters old, of which he had reigned about seven in great felicity, and generally victorious.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
15  At last we entered the palace, and proceeded into the chamber of presence, where I saw the king seated on his throne, attended on each side by persons of prime quality.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
Example Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
16  My prime concern is to protect my property.
17  The prime minister was concerned that such a move would arouse public hostility.
18  The prime minister claims he wants to create a classless meritocracy in Britain.
19  The prime minister admitted that the crisis had been mishandled.
20  The prime minister pressed the panic button yesterday as Britain's economy plunged deeper into crisis.
21  The prime minister will drop in at the disaster area.
22  The prime minister told reporters this morning that he plans to reshuffle his entire cabinet.
23  It was quite an event when a woman first became prime minister.
24  The event is usually keynoted by the prime minister.
25  The prime minister made a firm commitment to increasing spending on health.
26  Fourteen people, waiting to be hanged for the murder of a former prime minister, have been reprieved.
27  The prime minister rejected any idea of reforming the system.
28  It's now up to the government's propaganda machine to restore the prime minister's image.
29  The prime minister gave the paper an interview about his musical tastes.
30  He was named as the prime suspect in the murder investigation.