SILHOUETTE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SILHOUETTE
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silhouette
 n.  a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color; an outline of a solid object, as cast by its shadow
Classic Sentence:
1  The sun was low across the new-plowed fields and the tall woods across the river were looming blackly in silhouette.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Everything, the night, his silhouette, the cautious-treading future, was as undistinguishable as though she were drifting bodiless in a Fourth Dimension.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
4  It was the Indian, whose dark silhouette appeared suddenly upon his blind.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
5  Entering the gate and passing the shrubs, the silhouette of a house rose to view, black, low, and rather long; but the guiding light shone nowhere.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
6  As we have just said, on catching sight of that black silhouette standing on guard at the angle of the Rue Droit-Mur and the Rue Petit-Picpus, he recoiled.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
7  He seated himself on a wooden bench, with his back against a decrepit vine; he gazed at the stars, past the puny and stunted silhouettes of his fruit-trees.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
8  Certain nocturnal wading birds produce these silhouettes among the marshes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
9  By this time they had passed beyond Frome's earshot and he could only follow the shadowy pantomime of their silhouettes as they continued to move along the crest of the slope above him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
10  The face was turned half-round, and the effect was that of one of those black silhouettes which our grandparents loved to frame.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Example Sentence:
1  The silhouette of the bare tree on the hill was clear against the winter sky.
2  Soon the bombers would return, black silhouettes against a pale sky.