STRAIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STRAIGHT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
straight
 a.  without a bend, angle, or curve; direct
 ad.  directly
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Thence, still hugging the shadow, he edged his way cautiously forward to the nearest window, holding back his straight spare body and craning his neck till he got a glimpse of the room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  She was so small and weak-looking that it wrung his heart; but suddenly she lifted her head and looked straight at him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  She looked straight at Mattie as she spoke, a faint smile deepening the vertical lines between her nose and chin.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  If he lifted his eyes they rested on Zeena's pinched face, and the corners of her straight lips seemed to quiver away into a smile.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  The sled swerved in response, but he righted it again, kept it straight, and drove down on the black projecting mass.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  And raising good cotton, riding well, shooting straight, dancing lightly, squiring the ladies with elegance and carrying one's liquor like a gentleman were the things that mattered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  For here were no long, straight furrows, such as could be seen in the yellow clay fields of the flat middle Georgia country or in the lush black earth of the coastal plantations.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  And her heart went up to God in sincere thankfulness that a pathway for her feet had been opened--out of her misery and straight to the arms of Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  Ah done promise Miss Pitty Ah bring you straight home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
10  For some moments Scarlett had been conscious that Uncle Peter was breathing hard and sitting up very straight as he stared steadily at the horse's ears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  Peter sucked in his breath and his wrinkled brow showed deep furrows but he kept his eyes straight ahead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
12  He can't no more keep a plow straight in a furrow than little Beau can, and what he don't know about makin things grow would fill a book.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
13  And when the wind has passed, it springs up almost as straight and strong as before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  Shame and fear sped her homeward and, in her mind, Archie with his patriarch's beard assumed the proportions of an avenging angel straight from the pages of the Old Testament.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
15  I tell you--I tell you I'd have come straight home--if I'd only known--whether she wanted me home or not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
Example Sentence: (68 in 5 pages)
16  This was a straight conflict of directly opposed aims.
17  Arrows would continue to fly forward forever in a straight line were it not for gravity, which brings them down to earth.
18  She came hurtling round the corner and cannoned straight into me.
19  The road runs straight as a die for fifty or so miles.
20  He argued that important historical sites were aligned along straight lines of mystic energy.
21  She went straight for the jugular and asked him to explain his previous criminal record.
22  The road in life, uphill to swagger, downhill to be timid and overcautious, way to go straight ahead, take a road to overlooking the foot.
23  The former tennis star's comeback trail hit the buffers yesterday when she lost in straight sets.
24  The book is on the table straight in front of you.
25  He delivered a straight right at his opponent's head.
26  Bathers would go straight from the hot room to take a cold plunge.
27  After booking into our hotel, we went straight down to the beach.
28  I've been jumping about the file instead of working straight through it.
29  A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
30  A large/major portion of the company's profit goes straight back into new projects.