STERLING in a Sentence

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Available in sterling silver and 10-karat gold, the pendant retails for $115 and $420, respectively, at the online store.

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 Meanings and Examples of STERLING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
sterling
 n.  any English coin of standard value; coined money
Classic Sentence:
1  With all these sterling attributes, thought Hester, the evil which she inherited from her mother must be great indeed, if a noble woman do not grow out of this elfish child.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
2  I dozed off, myself, in considering the question whether I ought to restore a couple of pounds sterling to this creature before losing sight of him, and how it could best be done.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVIII
3  He still liked her tremendously and respected her for her cool good breeding, her book learning and all the sterling qualities she possessed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
4  She's the soul and the center of everything in Atlanta that's sterling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
5  This was the home of Henry Jekyll's favourite; of a man who was heir to a quarter of a million sterling.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THE CAREW MURDER CASE
6  For some time back Mawson & Williams, the famous financial house, have been the guardians of securities which amount in the aggregate to a sum of considerably over a million sterling.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
7  Three thousand good mathematicians went to work; it was ready in fifteen days, and did not cost more than twenty million sterling in the specie of that country.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  You can be paid in pounds sterling or American dollars.
2  I had no dollars, but offered him an equivalent amount of sterling.
3  The value of sterling has risen.
4  The value of sterling increased against several other currencies yesterday.
5  Available in sterling silver and 10-karat gold, the pendant retails for $115 and $420, respectively, at the online store.
6  There is a very good selection of stickpin in gold and silver plate, sterling, and gold.