SPELL in a Sentence

Learn SPELL from example sentences; some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

56 example sentences for SPELL, such as:

1. The spelling of the word is wrong.
2. A spell of tough luck discouraged him.
3. Don't be so careless about / with spelling.
4. Be assertive and spell out exactly how you feel.
5. The dry spell quickly diminished our water suply.

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 Meanings and Examples of SPELL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  form a word or words with the letters in the correct order
 n.  a period of time during which an activity or condition lasts
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  She could not spell particularly well but she found that she could print letters when she tried.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
2  Thus the spell was broken, and all who had been turned into stones awoke, and took their proper forms.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In THE QUEEN BEE
3  Well," said Joe, glancing up at the Dutch clock, "she's been on the Ram-page, this last spell, about five minutes, Pip.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
4  'Why yes, I've took a short spell at The Willing Mind tonight,' said Mr. Peggotty.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
5  The man, the human being, broke the spell at once.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
6  Suellen was going to have another baby--she spelled this out so the children would not comprehend--and Ella had shown unwonted spirit in biting Suellen's oldest girl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVII
7  Over this document the family pored long, while Ona spelled out its contents.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
8  We read and spelled together, wrote a little, picked flowers, sang, and listened to stories of the world beyond the hill.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IV
9  Only an insane contortion of spelling could portray his lyric whine, his mangled consonants.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
10  "He'll do," said Bildad, eyeing me, and then went on spelling away at his book in a mumbling tone quite audible.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
11  They were like poetry but they were only sentences to learn the spelling from.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
12  I saw at once that I was on the right track; phonetic spelling had again misled me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
13  She wrote to him formal, monotonous, and dry letters, to which she attached no importance herself, and in the rough copies of which the countess corrected her mistakes in spelling.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XIII
14  Then he changed the spelling, substituting a z for the s and adding de and the article le, still without obtaining the desired result.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XIX
15  Then there were reading exercises, and a spelling fight.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  A spell of tough luck discouraged him.
2  He's going through a bit of a bad spell at the moment.
3  Since last century the spell of the pyramids has drawn tourists to Egypt.
4  Be assertive and spell out exactly how you feel.
5  Viera ended his barren spell with a goal against Parma.
6  Will you please spell your name for me; it's one I'm not familiar with.
7  The dry spell quickly diminished our water suply.
8  Refer to the dictionary when you don't know how to spell a word.
9  After a quiet spell there was a sudden flurry of phone calls.
10  Don't be so careless about / with spelling.
11  In American spelling "travelled" only has one "l".
12  The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.
13  The spelling of the word is wrong.
14  The campaign for spelling reform has been resurrected.
15  Check and double-check spelling and punctuation.