SCRATCH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SCRATCH
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
scratch
 v.  cut the surface of; cause friction
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  To continue in fistic phraseology, he had a genius for coming up to the scratch, wherever and whatever it was, and proving himself an ugly customer.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
2  It is healed," said Ivanhoe; "it is not of more consequence than the scratch of a bodkin.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
3  "Don't scratch your face," said her aunt, who stood at the edge of the pit, regarding the girl as she held on amid the glistening green and scarlet masses of the tree.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 2 The People at Blooms-End Make Ready
4  It began with a thin scratch and ended in a jagged hole.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
5  You observe that the scratch on that table is slight at one side, but deepens in the direction of the bedroom door.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
6  An old scratch would be the same colour as the surface.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
7  In her hurry to withdraw the key, she makes this scratch upon the door.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
8  I have had an opportunity of examining yours, and I do not find that slight discolouration which the scratch made upon the varnish would have produced.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
9  An odd expression came into his face and he began to scratch at the earth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  Huck began to dig and scratch now.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  There was a place on my ankle that got to itching, but I dasn't scratch it; and then my ear begun to itch; and next my back, right between my shoulders.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
12  Seemed like I'd die if I couldn't scratch.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
13  He said she would slap down a line, and if she couldn't find anything to rhyme with it would just scratch it out and slap down another one, and go ahead.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
14  I think of myself as so superior, but I do eat and digest, I do wash my dirty paws and scratch.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  I then rolled over, my neck feeling as if it were in a horse-collar; and suddenly felt a slight scratch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Don't be a baby and cry over that little scratch.
2  Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
3  Scratch me and I'll scratch you.
4  There's no need to make a song and dance about a tiny scratch on the car.
5  There's far more to be said - I've only had time to scratch the surface in this talk.
6  We had to scratch two players from the team because of damaged knee joints.
7  There was a place on my ankle that got to itching, but I didn't scratch it; and then my ear begun to itch; and next my back, right between my shoulders.
8  The sting of a scorpion is a thousand times more hurtful than the scratch of a brier.
9  He scratched himself under his arm.
10  She scratched at the insect bites on her arm.
11  We scratched the paintwork trying to get the bed into Martha's room.
12  A few chickens scratched around in the yard.
13  The investigation barely scratched the surface of the city's drug problem.
14  He scratched the insect bite on his leg.
15  John yawned and scratched his leg.