STRAW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STRAW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
straw
 n.  a single dried stalk of grain
 n.  a thin hollow tube of paper or plastic for sucking drink
Classic Sentence: (144 in 10 pages)
1  This she knew would be a straw that would break the backs of Pittypat and Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Not marrying the young lady, of whom you have probably heard, was merely the last straw.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Scarlett caught up her wide straw bonnet from the console table and jammed it on her head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  She looked at the lank figure leaning against the porch column, chewing a straw.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
5  This crushing news brought by Will, coming on top of a year of back-breaking work and hope deferred, was the last straw.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  She thought of Tara and remembered Jonas Wilkerson, venomous as a rattler, at the foot of the front steps, and she grasped at the last straw floating above the shipwreck of her life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  He threw his battered straw hat into the back of the wagon, clucked to the horse and they moved off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  "But your heart warn't broken," Will said calmly and, picking up a straw from the bottom of the wagon, he put it in his mouth and chewed slowly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  "Oh, yes, I do in a way," he said removing the straw and surveying it as if it were highly interesting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  "Well, that's yours and Ashley's business," said Will and put the straw back in his mouth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
11  Scarlett thought of Will, lank, unimpressive, mild, eternally chewing a straw, his whole appearance deceptively devoid of energy, like that of most Crackers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
12  I've gotten mighty tired of hearing people criticize you, darling," Melanie said, "and this is the last straw and I'm going to do something about it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
13  But she exclaimed over the lakes: dark water reflecting wooded bluffs, a flight of ducks, a fisherman in shirt sleeves and a wide straw hat, holding up a string of croppies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  Mounds of straw, and wheat-stacks like bee-hives, stood out in startling rose and gold, and the green-tufted stubble glistened.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  He had tried to please her, then, had touched her by sheepishly wearing a colored band on his straw hat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  The fraud depended on hundreds of bank accounts being opened on behalf of straw men.
2  He that liveth in court dieth upon straw.
3  A straw shows which way the wind blows.
4  A drowning man will catch at a straw.
5  Drowning man will catch at a straw.
6  A straw poll conducted at the end of the meeting found most people agreed with Mr Forth.
7  They generly had on yellow straw hats most as wide as an umbrella, but didn't wear no coats nor waistcoats, they called one another Bill, and Buck, and Hank, and Joe, and Andy, and talked lazy and drawly, and used considerable many cuss words.
8  The bird is building a nest of straw and twigs.
9  I use $7 gas-station straw special, with the cruddy band and attendant glue picked off.
10  Bush, along with Walker, Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina and others, has committed to attend a conservative cattle call in Atlanta hosted by RedState founder Erick Erickson that is concurrent to the straw poll.
11  Homes are built of weaker materials, including straw and corrugated steel, and may have had little stamina against Pam's raging winds.
12  Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; he who would search for pearls must dive below.
13  Many straws may bind an elephant.