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 Meanings and Examples of STALE
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stale
 a.  having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  The acrid smell of stale beer saluted her; and voices talking.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
2  The very stale air of the colliery was better than oxygen to him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
3  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
4  A man who advocates aesthetic effort and deprecates social effort is only likely to be understood by a class to which social effort has become a stale matter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
5  "I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety," said he, and I recognized in his voice the joy and pride which the artist takes in his own creation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
6  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
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
7  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
8  The smell grows constantly thicker, more stale.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  The stale air seemed never to change.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  WINTER LIES TOO LONG in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
11  She brought also a bit of stale rye bread that some one had given her, and with that they quieted the children and got them to sleep.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 20
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  An evil smell, faint and foul as the light, curled upwards sluggishly out of the canisters and from the stale crusted dung.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  They moved in slow circles, circling closer and closer to enclose, to enclose, soft language issuing from their lips, their long swishing tails besmeared with stale shite, thrusting upwards their terrific faces.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  "Must get a bit stale, I should think," he said.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
Example Sentence:
1  I like the interior but the exterior is a bit plain, stale, and hard looking.
2  What was old and getting stale is now reborn into something entirely different.
3  The rooms reek with stale tobacco smoke.
4  It's so stale in here, Mary, please open the window and air this place out.
5  There was a powerful smell of stale beer.
6  The room smelled musty and stale.