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 Meanings and Examples of STARK
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stark
 a.  bare; complete or extreme
Classic Sentence:
1  I looked on my cherished wishes, yesterday so blooming and glowing; they lay stark, chill, livid corpses that could never revive.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  He consented, and I immediately stripped myself stark naked, and went down softly into the stream.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
3  They were stark naked, men, women, and children, round a fire, as I could discover by the smoke.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
4  But strangest of all is the circumstance, that in more instances than one, when the body has been recovered, not a single mark of violence is discernible; the man being stark dead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
5  A stark, bewildered feeling, as of death, came over me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
6  Grandmother went on talking in her polite Virginia way, not admitting their stark need or her own remissness, until Jake arrived with the hamper, as if in direct answer to Mrs. Shimerda's reproaches.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
7  His room was clean and tidy, but rather stark.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  When they came to the open place where the trees had been felled, the light flooded in rather stark.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
9  That was before he broke the pledge; but afterwards he would always take drink when he was ashore, and a little drink would send him stark, staring mad.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
10  Scarcely had I recovered my senses than I saw you stripped, stark naked, and this was the height of my horror, consternation, grief, and despair.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In VIII
11  Zero not wishing to go stark naked, clothed himself in vanity.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
12  Stiff and stark sat the child there with her matches, of which one bundle had been burnt.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
13  He was clad only in his long night-dress, and his swollen ankles and ungainly feet protruded starkly from beneath it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
Example Sentence:
1  The hills stood stark against the winter sky.
2  The author paints a stark picture of life in a prison camp.
3  These issues have created a stark fault line within the Peace Process.
4  She faced the stark choice of backing the new scheme or losing her job.
5  In the cold dawn light, the castle looked stark and forbidding.
6  The movie shows the stark realities of life in the ghetto.
7  The stark jagged rocks were silhouetted against the sky.
8  The contrast with nearby countries is stark; Sweden and Finland, although not even members of NATO, are working hard to boost their defences and galvanise their people by issued leaflets.
9  But the feminist agitator was a stark reminder that technocratic central bankers are not immune from public anger over eurozone economic policy.
10  The weeping figure with his head bowed as the earlier death sentence was passed, stood in stark contrast to the confident and charismatic man who brought down democracy in May 2000.
11  These theories contrast starkly with the reality of everyday life.