SPECIMEN in a Sentence

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specimen
 n.  model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
Classic Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
1  A poor specimen he was; afraid to stick up for his own beliefs--just as she was afraid, of her husband.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
2  Connie really wondered at this queer, melancholy specimen of extraordinary success; it was said he had an income of fifty thousand dollars from America alone.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  Freed from that he would have been as agreeable a specimen of rustic manhood as one would often see.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
4  On Egdon Heath Sunday proper did not begin till dinner-time, and even then it was a somewhat battered specimen of the day.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
5  Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavey.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
6  Some one wanted to learn to imitate your writing, and had to procure a specimen of it first.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
7  My friend took the lady's ungloved hand, and examined it with as close an attention and as little sentiment as a scientist would show to a specimen.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
8  There was a sound upon the stairs, and our door was opened to admit as fine a specimen of manhood as ever passed through it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
9  The Psychologist leant forward to see, holding out his hand for a specimen.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
10  If you'll stop to lunch I'll prove you this time travelling up to the hilt, specimen and all.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
11  She was magnificently a specimen of the illiterate divorcee of forty made up to look thirty, clever, and alluring.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
12  But you must not suppose from this specimen of his sermonizings that he ever flew into downright passions with his congregation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
13  But some specimen bones of it being taken across the sea to Owen, the English Anatomist, it turned out that this alleged reptile was a whale, though of a departed species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
14  By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilishly wicked specimen of the sex.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVII
15  I thought she was rather a funny specimen in the Jim Crow line.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  They collected a urine specimen for analysis.
2  A former Chicagoan killed the lion on a safari, which is presumably how the specimen came to Chicago.
3  The museum displays the specimen of ancient Chinese porcelain.
4  They were thrilled to discover a perfectly preserved specimen of Roman pottery.
5  They took blood and urine specimens for analysis.
6  He has a collection of rare insect specimens.
7  Astronauts have brought back specimens of rock from the moon.