SHOVEL in a Sentence

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I'm working harder than I ever worked with a shovel in the gold rush, trying to help get the election organized.

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 Meanings and Examples of SHOVEL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
shovel
 n.  tool consisting of a broad scoop, or hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing loose substances
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  However, he might have supposed that they were probably the shovel and pick of Father Six-Fours, the water-carrier, and would have thought no more about it.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
2  Two or three hours later, Boulatruelle had seen this person emerge from the brushwood, carrying no longer the coffer, but a shovel and pick.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
3  But the shovel and pick had served as a ray of light to Boulatruelle; he had hastened to the thicket in the morning, and had found neither shovel nor pick.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
4  From this he had drawn the inference that this person, once in the forest, had dug a hole with his pick, buried the coffer, and reclosed the hole with his shovel.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
5  The grave-digger took some more earth on his shovel.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
6  And he flourished his shovel briskly.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
7  At that moment, as he loaded his shovel, the grave-digger bent over, and the pocket of his waistcoat gaped.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
8  The grave-digger dropped his shovel.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
9  Fauchelevent took the shovel, and Jean Valjean the pick-axe, and together they buried the empty coffin.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
10  In the neighborhood of the cemetery, a shovel and pick are equal to two passports.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
11  And he laid the shovel and mattock on the floor.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
12  He seized an old shovel and spread ashes over the wet brands in such a manner as to entirely conceal them.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—STRATEGY AND TACTICS
13  Pork had dug the grave the night before, close by Ellen's grave, and he stood, spade in hand, behind the moist red clay he was soon to shovel back in place.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
14  I'm working harder than I ever worked with a shovel in the gold rush, trying to help get the election organized.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVIII
15  But there was more than this: the order about the shovel was almost as plainly meant to sting and insult Steelkilt, as though Radney had spat in his face.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
Example Sentence:
1  She dug the foundation with a pick and shovel.
2  He was working with a pick and shovel.
3  He put a shovel of coal on to the fire.
4  His palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
5  The workmen shovelled gravel onto the road.