STRESS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of stress
Definition:
n. put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain
Example:
He presided over the economy during the period of its greatest stress and danger.
Sentence in Classic:
He could have flung his arms about her hips and held her still, for his arms were trembling with desire to seize her and only the stress of his nails against the palms of his hands held the wild impulse of his body in check.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
This was evidently no ordinary party of immigrants, but rather some nomad people who had been compelled from stress of circumstances to seek themselves a new country.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Secondly, Prince Andrew was no longer as young as he had been and his health was poor (the old man laid special stress on this), while she was very young.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The water was out, over miles and miles of the flat country adjacent to Yarmouth; and every sheet and puddle lashed its banks, and had its stress of little breakers setting heavily towards us.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I therefore told him my small story, and laid stress on my being forbidden to inquire who my benefactor was.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Which facts being made known to Hanno the Carthaginian, he, as I have already related, warned the Carthaginian senate not to lay too much stress upon their victory.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
She sat quiet, her lips parted by the stress of the ascent, her eyes wandering peacefully over the broken ranges of the landscape.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
These women, so swift to kindness, so tender to the sorrowing, so untiring in times of stress, could be as implacable as furies to any renegade who broke one small law of their unwritten code.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
This edifice had, for its intestinal tube, a long corridor, on which opened to right and left sorts of compartments of varied dimensions which were inhabitable under stress of circumstances, and rather more like stalls than cells.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
But his wanderings, by mere stress of old emotions, had frequently taken an Egdon direction, though he never intruded upon her who attracted him thither.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context