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 Meanings and Examples of STACK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
stack
 n.  an orderly pile; heap; a large number ; arrange in pile
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The performance was that of bringing together and building into a stack the furze faggots which Humphrey had been cutting for the captain's use during the foregoing fine days.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
2  The stack was at the end of the dwelling, and the men engaged in building it were Humphrey and Sam, the old man looking on.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
3  The engines were soon upon the spot, but the dry wood burned with great fury, and it was impossible to arrest the conflagration until the stack had been entirely consumed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
4  "Blest if the old Nonesuch ain't a heppin us out agin," and he begun to haul out yaller-jackets and stack them up.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV.
5  The shoes carried her over stack and stone; she was torn till she bled; she danced over the heath till she came to a little house.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
6  I came upon more pieces of decaying machinery, a stack of rusty rails.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
7  We came to the bank, and on the stack of firewood found a flat piece of board with some faded pencil-writing on it.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
8  There turned out to be only thirty-two loads in the stack.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 11
9  I like to be where I know every stack and tree, and where all the ground is friendly.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: IV
10  Recovering himself in a minute he opened for us two hulking patent cabinets which held his massed suits and dressing-gowns and ties, and his shirts, piled like bricks in stacks a dozen high.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  He went to the hay fields and examined the stacks.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 11
12  After a prolonged dispute the matter was decided by the peasants taking these eleven stacks, reckoning them as fifty loads each.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 11
13  She had privately gone through Gerald's pockets and his cash box and all she could find was stacks of Confederate bonds and three thousand dollars in Confederate bills.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
14  Muffled in the full morning light, the invisible sun was only known by the spread intensity of his place; where his bayonet rays moved on in stacks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
15  I lay awake and watched the moonlight shining over the barn and the stacks and the pond, and the windmill making its old dark shadow against the blue sky.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
Example Sentence:
1  On my locker is a stack of books that fills the space between the lower and upper metal boxes.
2  Sometimes a stack of people would come there, horseback, from ten or fifteen mile around, and stay five or six days, and have such junketings round about and on the river, and dances and picnics in the woods daytimes, and balls at the house nights.
3  He grabs a towel from the stack behind him and pats his face dry.
4  Pointing to the stack of bills, Sheldon criticized Sarah for her wanton expenditures.
5  He has a stack of computer equipment he's knocked off from various shops.
6  They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.
7  They stacked the crates in the corner of the yard.
8  The lawyer charged that the jury had been stacked against his client.
9  They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire.
10  The floor was stacked high with piles of books.
11  Books are often stacked in higgledy-piggledy piles on the floor.