SELECTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SELECTION
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selection
 n.  act of choosing someone or something; choice or collection
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  Aunt Pittypat rose hastily and asked Scarlett to favor them with a piano selection and a song.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Then she hastily blundered into the opening bars of "Jacket of Gray" and stopped with a discord as she remembered how heartrending that selection was too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  The former, at Selden's approach, paused in the careful selection of a cigar from one of the silver boxes invitingly set out near the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
4  Now, this plan of Queequeg's, or rather Yojo's, touching the selection of our craft; I did not like that plan at all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  That lady seemed at a loss to make a selection, but finally settled upon a stick of nougat, wondering if it were not too rich; whether it could possibly hurt her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
6  It was nearly two feet long, printed on calendered paper, with a selection of colors so bright that they shone even in the moonlight.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  When the foresters had made their selection, and distributed their prizes, the scout announced that the hour had arrived when it was necessary to move.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
8  In the division of the baubles the cunning Huron discovered no less art than in their selection.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
9  I regarded the selection of myself as being somewhat remarkable.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  I had no time for verification, no time for selection, no time for anything, for I had no time to spare.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
11  It was not a fit school generally for my son,' said she; 'far from it; but there were particular circumstances to be considered at the time, of more importance even than that selection.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
12  Stepan Arkadyevitch liked dining, but still better he liked to give a dinner, small, but very choice, both as regards the food and drink and as regards the selection of guests.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 7
13  Why, Connie, I should trust your natural instinct of decency and selection.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  Fanny found herself obliged to yield, that she might not be accused of pride or indifference, or some other littleness; and having with modest reluctance given her consent, proceeded to make the selection.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  After searching through it, he took out a selection of tools which he produced to lay beside him in orderly fashion.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
16  People are an increasingly expensive resource and microcomputers will prove to be a major innovation in the improvement of the selection process.
17  The government's selection also determines which nuclear-design companies will win lucrative contracts to build the plants.
18  This selection will show you how to subtract two numbers.
19  Natural selection in gregarious animals operates upon groups rather than upon individuals.
20  But on Tuesday, the board of directors overwhelmingly affirmed her selection.
21  Every effort will be made to accommodate sponsor's first choice in floral display location, however, selection is on a first come, first served basis.
22  There is a very good selection of stickpin in gold and silver plate, sterling, and gold.
23  After a bruising, five-month selection process, the list of contenders was cut to six serious candidates, with the chief executive job nearly going to Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally, an outsider favored by investors lobbying for radical change.
24  I will not accept if nominated, and will serve if selected.
25  All our hotels have been carefully selected for the excellent value they provide.
26  She was selected as the parliamentary candidate for Bath.
27  John selected a card from the rack.
28  Check your input and make sure you have selected only one item.
29  A mixture of selected funds is an optimum choice for future security and return on investment.
30  The winning entry will be selected at random by computer.