RAN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RAN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ran
 v.  past tense of RUN
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Her wonder and his laughter ran together like spring rills in a thaw.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  For a moment such a flame of hate rose in him that it ran down his arm and clenched his fist against her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  Through his astonishment there ran a fierce thrill of joy.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  In her thought she traced its course as it ran down the hill to the sluggish Flint River, through the tangled swampy bottoms and up the next hill to Twelve Oaks where Ashley lived.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
5  Swarms of children, black and white, ran yelling about the newly green lawn, playing hopscotch and tag and boasting how much they were going to eat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  She felt that she could claw Melanie's ivory skin till the blood ran and take pleasure in doing it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  And mingled with her frenzied desire to be free of Charles and safely back at Tara, an unmarried girl again, ran the knowledge that she had only herself to blame.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  They ran the three churches to which they belonged, the clergy, the choirs and the parishioners.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  If I've had to look at one dress today I've had to look at twenty dresses that he ran in.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  Fans stopped in mid-swish and a ripple of excited murmuring ran through the hall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  "I was greatly disturbed to hear of your recent conduct," ran Ellen's letter and Scarlett, who was reading it at the table, scowled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  She still felt unclothed every time his eyes ran up and down her figure.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  They had dozens of warehouses in that city and in Richmond, so the story ran, and the warehouses were crammed with food and clothing that were being held for higher prices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  She went to the door and threw it open, and Melanie ran in, her face flushed and frightened, looking like a guilty child.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
15  She ran stumbling across the parlor and into the hall and clutched the ends of his sash.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (121 in 9 pages)
16  Mike's car ran up against a tree yesterday.
17  Local TV stations ran the ads as a public service.
18  The dog squeezed under the gate and ran into the road.
19  Sweat ran from his forehead into his eyes, blurring his vision.
20  They ran up a flag in honor of the president's visit.
21  He ran against a wall in the darkness.
22  His car ran into a wall and he was pitched out.
23  He inverted the glass and the water ran out.
24  I had to brake suddenly, and the car behind ran into me.
25  The children ran naked through the yard.
26  Big tears ran down her cheeks and splashed onto the paper.
27  She stayed two weeks at the hotel and ran up a bill which she couldn't pay.
28  We ran up a massive hotel bill.
29  The dog ran at the visitor and bit him.
30  The blood ran away and empurpled her thigh.