SHELF in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SHELF
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shelf
 n.  a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
 n.  a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  It was all tidy, the corn put in the bin, the blankets folded on the shelf, the straw neat in a corner; a new bundle of straw.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
2  And in the corner by the window gable was a shelf with some books, and some from a circulating library.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
3  Mr. Bumble rushed to the closet; and, snatching a pint green-glass bottle from the shelf thus incoherently indicated, filled a tea-cup with its contents, and held it to the lady's lips.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  On a shelf over the pans was a smooth and solid yellow mass of a hemispherical form, consisting of beeswax from the same take of honey.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
5  It cost me something in foolscap, and I had pretty nearly filled a shelf with my writings.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
6  And now, Doctor, we can do nothing until the answers to those letters come, so we may put our little problem upon the shelf for the interim.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
7  Kindly hand me down the letter K of the American Encyclopaedia which stands upon the shelf beside you.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
8  Then Sherlock Holmes pulled down from the shelf one of the ponderous commonplace books in which he placed his cuttings.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
9  From my small medical shelf I took down the Medical Directory and turned up the name.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
10  With five volumes you could just fill that gap on that second shelf.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
11  There upon a shelf was the row of formidable scrap-books and books of reference which many of our fellow-citizens would have been so glad to burn.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
12  There is less dust in this corner of the shelf than elsewhere.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
13  I looked round, and there was the tin box on the shelf.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
14  He turned to the shelf above the chimney, groped for matches and lit the one candle in the room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
15  One of the hams sitting on the shelf had been recently cooked and only one or two slices had been cut from it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  He laid the book on the book shelf a moment ago.
2  It's important to apply research in a practical way and not leave it on the shelf.
3  He bashed his arm against a shelf.
4  He reached down the atlas from the top shelf.
5  I can't reach the top shelf unless I use a stepladder.
6  Put those books up on the top shelf.
7  She's too short to reach the top shelf.
8  He took down a dictionary from the top shelf.
9  The book I wanted was on the top shelf.
10  The shelf was beginning to sag beneath the weight of the books upon it.
11  The weight of the books bears on the shelf.
12  The shelf sagged under the weight of the heavy books.
13  I've put the cake on a high shelf where he can't get at it.
14  The plates on the upper shelf were beyond my reach.
15  The book fell off the shelf.