STERILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STERILE
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 a.  barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
Classic Sentence:
1  The bitter waters of life surged high about him, their sterile taste was on his lips.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  To the sterile winter air the wood gave a scent of March sap.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
3  It was the sterile and rugged district which separates the tributaries of Champlain from those of the Hudson, the Mohawk, and the St. Lawrence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21
4  And your nasty, sterile want of common sympathy is in the worst taste imaginable.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
5  They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
6  It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VIII
7  It is on this condition that it ceases to be a sterile love of science.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
8  Kennicott had inherited it from a medical predecessor, and changed it only by adding a white enameled operating-table, a sterilizer, a Roentgen-ray apparatus, and a small portable typewriter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  He was able to bring large sterile acreages back to fertility.
2  This top fits over the bottle and keeps the teat sterile.
3  An operating theatre should be a sterile environment.
4  Medical tests showed that he was sterile.
5  The surgical instrument unit includes a tripod having at least two articulating arms, one of which extends into a sterile operating area.
6  Now let's apply these lofty standards to this early extravaganza of the season: Oblivion has got a pretty good look, a sterile beauty yet beauty nonetheless.
7  Doctors are working round the clock to sterilize those who disobeyed the one child policy.
8  After you sterilize the bandages, place them in a container and seal it with a hermetic seal to protect them from contamination by airborne bacteria.
9  Sulphur is also used to sterilize equipment.
10  Antiseptic is used to sterilize the skin before giving an injection.