SLIP in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SLIP
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
slip
 n.  a small piece of paper
 v.  slide without intending to
 v.  move out of the correct position
 v.  go down in value
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He saw that he was followed, no doubt, and used this means of giving me the slip.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  It was all that the girl could do to keep herself in the saddle, yet a slip would mean a terrible death under the hoofs of the unwieldy and terrified animals.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
3  Only once did they meet anyone, and then they managed to slip into a field, and so avoid recognition.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
4  She could only wait, wait and moan in spirit as she felt him withdrawing, withdrawing and contracting, coming to the terrible moment when he would slip out of her and be gone.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
5  She unlatched it, and almost smiled at the place he called a pantry; a long narrow white-washed slip of a cupboard.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  Let me slip over to the hut and see if she's not there.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  She went on at Venice just the same, rowing out in the gondola with Duncan Forbes, bathing, letting the days slip by.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
8  You can slip in from the shrubbery at any time; and there you will find we keep our umbrellas hanging up by that door.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
9  He made fast the pail to the long coil of rope, put it over the wheel, and allowed it to descend by letting the rope slip through his hands.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
10  Now is your time, Christian, and I would recommend you not to let it slip.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
11  I held the little printed slip to the light.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
12  I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
13  The greater part of it was charred to pieces, but one little slip, the end of a page, hung together, and the writing could still be read, though it was gray on a black ground.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
14  He might slip away from us in the crowd of Regent Street, but it would puzzle him to do so upon the lonely moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
15  He was sitting, fully dressed, in an easy-chair, with a slip of paper which looked like a map upon his knee, and his forehead sunk forward upon his hand in deep thought.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
Example Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
16  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.
17  Iraq's Foreign Minister, Mr. Zebari let slip first thing this morning the news that it had been decided to bring forward the transfer of sovereignty to today.
18  The night promised to be a fair one; so Tom went home with the understanding that if a considerable degree of darkness came on, Huck was to come and "maow," whereupon he would slip out and try the keys.
19  The drill master told the recruit to wipe the blood from his sword before slipping it back into the scabbard.
20  Well, that's mostly because they don't like to go where a man's been murdered, anyway -- but nothing's ever been seen around that house except in the night -- just some blue lights slipping by the windows--no regular ghosts.
21  The camera caught him slipping a CD into his bag.
22  She needed all her powers of concentration to stop herself from slipping on the icy road.
23  Where the knot is loose the string slips.
24  While you trust to the dog, the wolf slips into the sheepfold.
25  She made a couple of unfortunate slips during the talk.
26  She had a turn for traffic, and a marked propensity for saving; shown not only in the vending of eggs and chickens, but also in driving hard bargains with the gardener about flower-roots, seeds, and slips of plants.
27  She slipped her arm through his and snuggled close.
28  Wright slipped but managed to keep hold of the ball.
29  While we were chatting, he slipped into bed.
30  She slipped out of bed and tiptoed to the window.