SIGNIFICANT in a Sentence

Learn SIGNIFICANT from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. The app collects 40,000 words and 300,000 sentences. Input your word, you get not only its meaning and example, but also some sentences' contexts in classic literature.

Free Online Vocabulary Test
K12, SAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL
Word in Sentence
 Input your word:
Want to search a word in classic works?
Search Classic Quotes
 Meanings and Examples of SIGNIFICANT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
significant
 a.  fairly large; important in effect or meaning
Classic Sentence: (149 in 10 pages)
1  He leaned unpleasantly close in order to convey this suggestion, and she fancied she caught a significant aroma which explained the dark flush on his face and the glistening dampness of his forehead.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  It cannot be reported that Carol had anything significant to say to the Bohemians.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  Like most sea-terms, this one is very happy and significant.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
4  Second: It is a little significant, that while one sperm whale only fights another sperm whale with his head and jaw, nevertheless, in his conflicts with man, he chiefly and contemptuously uses his tail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
5  A significant illustration of the fact, again and again repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale furnishes but little clue to the shape of his fully invested body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
6  Captain Peleg's bruited reason for this thing appeared by no means adequate; though, indeed, as touching all Ahab's deeper part, every revelation partook more of significant darkness than of explanatory light.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
7  He was usually cold and distant with men, but with all women he had a silent, grave familiarity, a special handshake, accompanied by a significant, deliberate look.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: II
8  A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
9  No multitude of words could have been more significant than those moments of silence, or more pregnant with the first-felt throbbings of desire.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
10  Hawkeye made no other reply than by passing his finger around the crown of his head, in a manner so significant, that none who witnessed the action could mistake its meaning.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
11  Well did these barbarous warriors prove that they deserved those significant names which had been bestowed for deeds in former wars.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
12  "We heard it," was the significant answer.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
13  When they issued from beneath its concealment, they found the scout awaiting their appearance nigh by, and the only salutation between them was the significant gesture for silence, made by their sagacious leader.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  The Delaware, whose name in English signified "Hard Heart," an appellation that the French had translated into "le Coeur-dur," forgot that obduracy of purpose, which had probably obtained him so significant a title.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
15  "Boris, come here," said she with a sly and significant look.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
16  His most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death penalty.
17  Political cultures to refer to those in which there are significant proportions of both the simpler and more complex patterns of orientations.
18  Those changes essentially relate to a slimming down in the industry itself, but also to significant structural changes.
19  The amniocentesis test carries a significant risk of miscarriage.
20  The study showed a significant correlation between the baby's sleeping position and the risk of cot death.
21  A significant number of indecent assaults on women go unreported.
22  This is a significant contribution to knowledge.
23  This is a significant piece of legislation.
24  He has won over a significant number of the left-wing deputies.
25  There are no significant differences between the education systems of the two countries.
26  Today is a significant day for me.
27  They have had a significant change in policy on paternity leave.
28  Recent elections have shown significant gains by right-wing groups.
29  The opinion polls show a significant fall in her popularity.
30  The navy played a limited but significant role in defeating the rebellion.