SETTLEMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SETTLEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
settlement
 n.  a community of people smaller than a town
 n.  something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  It was the builder's custom to pay at the end of three months, and there was no precedent between the two men for a cash settlement.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
2  But during the years before Gerald married Ellen, the tiny settlement, twenty-five miles north of Tara, slowly grew into a village and the tracks slowly pushed northward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
3  But they must be at least ten miles down the road toward Jonesboro, probably near the little settlement of Rough and Ready.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
4  And in the morning I set out for the nearest settlement and it was thirty miles away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  They say that Shantytown settlement on the Decatur road is just full of mean darkies and you'd have to pass right by it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
6  As she drew near the path that led down through the bare trees into the creek bottom where the Shantytown settlement was, she clucked to the horse to quicken his speed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
7  Then she heard footsteps coming up the path from the settlement and a sigh of relief went through her lips.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  It was the entrance to a Chippewa Indian reservation, a sandy settlement among Norway pines on the shore of a huge snow-glaring lake.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
9  She saw it now as a toiling new settlement.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
11  He had relatives in Bismarck, a German settlement to the north of us, but for a year now he had been working for grandfather.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
12  Ole lived in a leaky dugout somewhere at the edge of the settlement.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
13  When she got back to the Norwegian settlement, her poor feet were as hard as hoofs.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
14  All the settlement was talking about it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
15  In every frontier settlement there are men who have come there to escape restraint.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Nurses refused to accept a pay settlement less than the rate of inflation.
2  They were able to achieve a settlement without using military force.
3  The US administration would like to see a negotiated settlement to the war.
4  They failed to agree on the terms of a settlement.
5  Simons sent his attorney to meet with the ranchers in hopes that they could still come to an amicable settlement.
6  They mediated a settlement between labour and management.
7  Union leaders and company bosses will meet tomorrow in an attempt to reach a settlement.
8  After much discussion the negotiators hammered out a compromise settlement.
9  Hopes of a peace settlement were fading fast.
10  The question of the peace settlement is likely to figure prominently in the talks.
11  He mediated a settlement between labor and management.
12  Legal experts said her case would not set a precedent because it was an out-of-court settlement.
13  The management and unions have reached a settlement over new working conditions.
14  The media played up the prospects for a settlement.
15  Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement.