SCRIBBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SCRIBBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
scribble
 v.  write or draw carelessly and in a hurry; doodle; meaningless marks and lines
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  If they'd never been taught how to write they wouldn't have been able to scribble such villainy.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
2  Then I saw him scribble on a piece of paper, and I knew that he was writing me a note.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
3  He could not wait for the midday recess, but seized a moment's leisure in court to scribble his telegram to Gerty Farish.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  I scribble their declarations of love to the raw soldiers.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
5  Holmes scribbled a receipt upon a sheet of his note-book and handed it to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
6  He scribbled the appointment on his shirt-cuff and hurried off in his strange, peering, absent-minded fashion.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
7  Holmes scribbled a few words upon the back of one of his visiting cards and threw it over to Lestrade.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
8  He sat down opposite to me, drew the lamp to the edge of the table, and handed me a short note scribbled, as you see, upon a single sheet of grey paper.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
9  The brother scribbled a note upon a leaf of his pocket-book, and, ringing the bell, he handed it to the waiter.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
10  But he merely drew out a memorandum-book in which he had scribbled some dates.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
11  He scribbled a few words upon a leaf from his notebook.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
12  There he scribbled a short note for Stanley Hopkins, and left it with the lodge-keeper.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
13  Quite absorbed in her work, Jo scribbled away till the last page was filled, when she signed her name with a flourish and threw down her pen, exclaiming.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
14  Yet as she scribbled, she kept her eye on her sister, who seemed unusually quiet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
15  "I must write to Alexey though," and Betsy sat down to the table, scribbled a few lines, and put the note in an envelope.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  Her letter of the 16th arrived this morning and I must scribble a word of reply.
2  She can't write yet, but she loves to scribble with a pencil.
3  I scribbled his phone number in my address book.
4  She scribbled the address on a little scrap of paper.
5  Someone had scribbled a note in the margin.
6  She scribbled a note in pencil.
7  She scribbled his phone number on a scrap of paper.