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 Meanings and Examples of SLATE
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slate
 n.  any rock or stone that is thin and flat, for roofing or covering houses
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  Now the boy began to draw something on the slate, hiding his work with his left hand.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Now Tom began to scrawl something on the slate, hiding the words from the girl.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  So he put Joe's slate on the desk and drew a line down the middle of it from top to bottom.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  Then they sat together, with a slate before them, and Tom gave Becky the pencil and held her hand in his, guiding it, and so created another surprising house.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  The next morning he gathered an armful of pieces of slate and began.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
6  He applied his imitative powers to everything, and, like Giotto, when young, he drew on his slate sheep, houses, and trees.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
7  One night I was sitting in the chimney corner with my slate, expending great efforts on the production of a letter to Joe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
8  "I should like to be," said I, glancing at the slate as he held it; with a misgiving that the writing was rather hilly.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
9  The old Battery out on the marshes was our place of study, and a broken slate and a short piece of slate-pencil were our educational implements: to which Joe always added a pipe of tobacco.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XV
10  When my sister found that Biddy was very quick to understand her, this mysterious sign reappeared on the slate.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
11  I come into the second-best parlour after breakfast, with my books, and an exercise-book, and a slate.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
12  After laying his head on the desk for a little while, he would cheer up, somehow, begin to laugh again, and draw skeletons all over his slate, before his eyes were dry.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
13  The houses were farther and farther apart now, and leaning out Scarlett saw the red brick and slate roof of Miss Pittypat's house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  Well, it's made of brick and it's got about the only slate roof in Atlanta and that kept the sparks from setting it afire, I guess.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  A cold wind was blowing stiffly and the scudding clouds overhead were the deep gray of slate when Scarlett and Mammy stepped from the train in Atlanta the next afternoon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence:
1  The leadership want to present a single slate of candidates to be approved in an open vote.
2  The senator has not got a full slate of delegates in New York.
3  Their cottage was roofed with green slate.
4  A new relationship presents you with the opportunity to wipe the slate clean.
5  The sea was the colour of slate.
6  "Here, Bill! catch hold of this rope - Will the roof bear? - Mind that loose slate - Oh, it's coming down! Heads below!"
7  I might have escaped notice, had not my treacherous slate somehow happened to slip from my hand, and falling with an obtrusive crash, directly drawn every eye upon me.
8  The epic 19th-century tale headlines a slate of 14 shows Mirvish Productions announced Wednesday for its 2013-14 season.
9  As soon as the jury had a little recovered from the shock of being upset, and their slates and pencils had been found and handed back to them.
10  The jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer.
11  A Marine veteran was slated for deportation until the immigration agency realized he was a US citizen.
12  Controversial energy measures are slated for Senate debate within days.