ROUGHLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ROUGHLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
roughly
 ad.  without taking a lot of care to make something perfect
 ad.  approximately; more or less
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He shook off her hand roughly and spoke as though he hardly heard her, hardly knew what she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
2  He reached up roughly, caught her under the arms and swung her to the ground beside him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  I'll drag him, she said roughly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  One of his legs was gone at the knee and to the stump was fitted a roughly whittled wooden peg.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
5  He held her so tightly, so roughly that it hurt and the hand over her mouth pinched into her jaws cruelly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  His breath was not on her face and his hands went round her roughly, under the wrapper, against her bare skin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIV
7  The poor fellow whom Queequeg had handled so roughly, was swept overboard; all hands were in a panic; and to attempt snatching at the boom to stay it, seemed madness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
8  Blue puffs of smoke came from the stovepipe that stuck out through the grass and snow, but the wind whisked them roughly away.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
9  The fellow seems to have handled you pretty roughly.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
10  The youth roughly pushed his friend away.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
11  "So I have," said the man, as he roughly, but kindly, drew her up the steep bank.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
12  Charlie May was slightly satirical, for he had flirted a very little with Julia, and Hammond had cut up very roughly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
13  They went into the living-room, where a baby was sitting on the rag hearth rug, and the table was roughly set for tea.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
14  'Come, get up,' said the man, roughly.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
15  Turning to Oliver, he roughly commanded him to take hold of Nancy's hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  Google's choices are another breathtaking commitment in Hudson Square, a roughly 8.5 million-square-foot office market that's blossomed since a 2013 rezoning.
17  The move comes roughly a week after Facebook announced it would overhaul its core News Feed product to focus more on engaging content from friends and family rather than passive low-quality news.
18  Critics are pointing to a new Enbridge oil spill of roughly 1,200 barrels in Wisconsin as another sign that a new conduit for Albertan bitumen is too risky for British Columbia.
19  In a society where Qataris are outnumbered roughly seven-to-one by expatriates, long-term residents speak of a growing frustration among graduates that they are being fobbed off with sinecures while the most satisfying jobs go to foreigners.
20  We jolted along rough wet roads through an endless banana plantation.
21  I can give you a rough estimate of the amount of wood you will need.
22  The rough road often leads to the top.
23  They live in a rough part of town.
24  Our toys are designed to withstand the rough treatment of the average five-year-old.
25  Take the rough with the smooth.
26  Check all surfaces for snags and rough edges.
27  Her pupils often got the rough edge of her tongue when they disobeyed her.
28  Don't fear pressure, for pressure is what turns rough stones into diamonds.
29  It was a rough mountain road, full of stones and huge holes.
30  I can give you a rough estimate of the number of bricks you will need.