RUNNING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RUNNING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
running
 a.  executed or initiated by running
 n.  the act of administering or being in charge of something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ned Hale and Ruth Varnum came just as near running into the big elm at the bottom.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
2  She was panting, for her stays were laced too tightly to permit much running, but she walked on as rapidly as she could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
3  I haven't been running after him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
4  The muddy Flint River, running silently between walls of pine and water oak covered with tangled vines, wrapped about Gerald's new land like a curving arm and embraced it on two sides.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
5  Mr. Wilkes always had at least a dozen darkies busy running back and forth with trays to serve the guests.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
6  A hot swift current was running through her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
7  Scrapes about women, several shootings, gun running to the revolutionists in Central America and, worst of all, professional gambling were included in his career, as Atlanta heard it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
8  When well-meaning people complimented him on his bravery in running the blockade, he blandly replied that he was always frightened when in danger, as frightened as were the brave boys at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
9  As she struggled with her bushy, obstinate locks, perspiration beading her forehead, she heard light running feet in the downstairs hall and knew that Melanie was home from the hospital.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
10  The tide of the Confederacy's fortune was running strong and full now, sweeping the people jubilantly along on its flood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
11  All this running about and worry won't help you and may harm the baby.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
12  His army was across the railroad to the east and he had cut the railroad running southwest to Alabama.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  No running up and down stairs to cellars.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  She took as long a time as possible in getting the water, running to the front door every two minutes to see if Prissy were coming.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
15  Negroes were running up and down the street, panic in their faces; and on porches, white children sat crying untended.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
16  The car veered suddenly to avoid running into the dog.
17  I crossed the street to avoid meeting him, but he saw me and came running towards me.
18  The trucks tried to drive to the British base, running the gauntlet of marauding bands of gunmen.
19  There was a cycle path running along this side of the wall, right at its base.
20  They claim that the government is secretly running down the Youth Training Schemes.
21  She came running to meet us.
22  Wall Street made Friday's running on the international stock exchange.
23  The criminal escaped from prison, and the policemen were running behind.
24  He heard the car engine running sweetly beyond the open door.
25  His sheet was stained with blood running from his nose.
26  The butterfly is black and white with a blue stripe running down each wing.
27  He last night denounced the British 'genius for running ourselves down'.
28  If a candidate for president wins the election, his/her running mate becomes the vice president.
29  She was running to catch a red-eye to New York.
30  Call me on my cell if you're running late.