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 Meanings and Examples of SOURCE
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source
 n.  point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates
Classic Sentence: (103 in 7 pages)
1  In the silence of the room I could hear a dull humming and buzzing noise which proceeded from the same source.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  It was a source of great satisfaction to him, he said--and, he was sure, to all others present--to feel that a long period of mistrust and misunderstanding had now come to an end.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
3  The source of the trouble appeared to be that Napoleon and Mr. Pilkington had each played an ace of spades simultaneously.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
4  With a large allowance for difference of tastes, and with all submission to the patricians of Coketown, this seemed so extraordinary a source of interest to take so much trouble about, that it perplexed him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
5  And it was a source of satisfaction to be playing piquet with a baronet, and even losing sixpences to him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  Mr. Yates was beginning now to understand Sir Thomas's intentions, though as far as ever from understanding their source.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  The instinct of nature was soon satisfied, and Mrs. Price's attachment had no other source.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  The deed thoroughly answered: a source of domestic altercation was entirely done away, and it was the means of opening Susan's heart to her, and giving her something more to love and be interested in.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
9  There was but one of his children who was not at this time a source of misery to him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
10  I have it from the same source that you are both an orphan and a bachelor and are residing alone in London.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
11  I am, as you have no doubt surmised, endeavouring to trace these busts to their source, in order to find if there is not something peculiar which may account for their remarkable fate.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
12  , of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
13  Even in our own time certain tendencies and desires, once necessary to survival, are a constant source of failure.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
14  His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
15  Tell me, too, about all these things, oh daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK I
Example Sentence: (145 in 10 pages)
16  Coal has been displaced by natural gas as a major source of energy.
17  These factories have displaced tourism as the country's largest source of foreign exchange.
18  The heavy traffic is a constant source of irritation.
19  The newspaper declined to identify the source of the allegations.
20  Your local library will be a useful source of information.
21  When poorer people use credit, mail order is the key source.
22  In this context, apprentices offer a cheap source of labor.
23  It is a source of embarrassment to Londoners that the standard of pubs is so low.
24  Europe saw its colonies as a source of raw material and a malleable workforce.
25  Money is a singular thing, It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy.
26  Success in sport is a source of national pride.
27  Imagination is the source of creation.
28  The authority can chase up the source of the pollution and demand that the owner clean it up.
29  A particular source of contention is plans to privatise state-run companies.
30  Liver is a particularly rich source of dietary iron.