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 Meanings and Examples of SERVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
serve
 v.  help with food or drink
 n.  a turn of hitting the ball to start play
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "It will serve you right if that sly piece does accept one of you," she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Gerald was disappointed, for he had wanted a son, but he nevertheless was pleased enough over his small black-haired daughter to serve rum to every slave at Tara and to get roaringly, happily drunk himself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  Draw water, serve food, lay pillows on the front porch, bind wounds, hold the dirty heads of the dying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
5  And get every cent out of them you can, but when you've got enough money, kick them in the face, because they can't serve you any longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
6  It would serve her right for picking up trash and foisting it off on her friends and relatives.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
7  Dilcey, serve the rest of the supper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
8  Since she had been brought up to be ornamental, she could hardly blame herself for failing to serve any practical purpose; but the discovery put an end to her consoling sense of universal efficiency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
9  They had been helping the hostess to serve the Waldorf salad and coffee and gingerbread.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  It proved that he had learned to play in Minneapolis; that, next to Juanita Haydock, he had the best serve in town.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  His side-fins only serve to steer by.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
12  The tails tapering down that way, serve to carry off the water, d'ye see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
13  Do thou abide below here, where they shall serve thee, as if thou wert the captain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
14  The next time she made bread, she scraped this sour stuff down into the fresh dough to serve as yeast.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
15  They will serve at the same time as a defense for the Afro-Americans Sampsons who suffer themselves to be betrayed by white Delilahs.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
Example Sentence: (186 in 13 pages)
16  This could mean the closure of thousands of small businesses which serve the community.
17  Consumer groups were urging school cafeterias to serve healthier food.
18  Small towns in South India serve as economic and cultural centres for the surrounding villages.
19  Riches either serve or govern the possessor.
20  It's not exactly what I wanted but it will serve my purpose.
21  But this bogus community, spirited up to serve administrative convenience, does not exist.
22  This experience should serve others as a warning against complacency.
23  The book will serve to fan the flames of debate like no other.
24  He that is master must serve.
25  She puts heavy topspin on her serve.
26  We serve hot and cold lunches.
27  Pour the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately.
28  Mix in the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
29  It is indeed an honour to serve my country in such an esteemed position.
30  These examples serve to indicate that the voluntary sector in sport is very diverse.