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 Meanings and Examples of SHROUD
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shroud
 v.  hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  That admiration led her to study Kennicott, to tear at the shroud of intimacy, to perceive the strangeness of the most familiar.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
3  Suddenly he came to a halt by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
4  And from that pallor of the dead, we borrow the expressive hue of the shroud in which we wrap them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
5  It was his mother's shroud, he thought; but Cassy had it, holding it up, and showing it to him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII—BILLOWS AND SHADOWS
7  One caught a glimpse of a black guimpe, and a form that was barely defined, covered with a black shroud.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 62 RUE PETIT-PICPUS
8  Beneath the black cloth two straight and rigid forms were visible, one large, the other small, and the two faces were vaguely outlined beneath the cold folds of the shroud.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT
9  They recognized the fact, that what they had before their eyes was a morsel of the shroud of Marat.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
10  Make the shroud, and lay him in my box, and after the dinner party, we'll have a nice little funeral, said Jo, beginning to feel as if she had undertaken a good deal.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
11  I know not what dress she had on: it was white and straight; but whether gown, sheet, or shroud, I cannot tell.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
12  My iron shroud contracted round me; persuasion advanced with slow sure step.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  The lid was shoved along about a foot, showing the dead man's face down in there, with a wet cloth over it, and his shroud on.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII.
14  With a mighty leap he rose to the surface of the sea, while the shot dragged down to the depths the sack that had so nearly become his shroud.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
15  For she rose up in the chair, in her shroud of a dress, and struck at the air as if she would as soon have struck herself against the wall and fallen dead.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
Example Sentence:
1  The fog rolled in, and a grey shroud covered the city.
2  A human form lay there, wrapped in a shroud.
3  The organization is cloaked in a shroud of secrecy.
4  Fog would shroud Dracula's castle, hiding the ruined tower beneath sheets of mist.
5  It is equally possible to look at them as the buildings that give east Midtown the deathly shroud of commercial obsolescence.
6  The mountain villages seem to be permanently shrouded in mist.
7  Her whereabouts have been shrouded in secrecy since she received the death threat.
8  The two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery.
9  Visitors have complained about the scaffolding that shrouds half the castle.