STALE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of stale
a. having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity
What was old and getting stale is now reborn into something entirely different.
Sentence in Classic:
It was all thick slabs of slate and water trickled all day out of tiny pinholes and there was a queer smell of stale water there.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
A cigarette glowed amid the tangle of white hair, and the air of the room was fetid with stale tobacco smoke.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
And she was not a girl who had gone the stale round of balls till every face in the ballroom was familiar and tiresome.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I never shall forget the waking, next morning; the being cheerful and fresh for the first moment, and then the being weighed down by the stale and dismal oppression of remembrance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
She felt a stealing sense of fatigue as she walked; the sparkle had died out of her, and the taste of life was stale on her lips.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
It had a cock near the bottom to let out the water, when it began to grow stale; and two servants could easily fill it in half an hour.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
Nothing was to be seen, but the hostile chill of the water and the stale odor of the wet stones could be felt.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
No sooner had the guest paid the usual stale compliments and bowed himself out, than Jenny, under pretense of asking an important question, informed Mr.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
She showed her decayed teeth in a reproving smile, and in the confidential voice of one who scents stale bedroom scandal she breathed:.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He was successfully supplanted for a while, at the beginning of the present century, by Buonaparte; but as process of time rendered the latter personage stale and ineffective the older phrase resumed its early prominence.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context