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 Meanings and Examples of STRETCH
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
stretch
 v.  draw out or extend a body or limbs to the full length or extent
 n.  an act of stretching one's limbs or body
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  In this great stretch of country there is no sign of life, nor of anything appertaining to life.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  All looked so peaceful and happy, the rustling trees and the broad silent stretch of grain-land, that it was difficult to realize that the spirit of murder lurked through it all.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
3  It was a pity that the man who had built Pointz Hall had pitched the house in a hollow, when beyond the flower garden and the vegetables there was this stretch of high ground.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
4  Nature had provided a stretch of turf half a mile in length and level, till it suddenly dipped to the lily pool.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
5  Let's stretch our legs, said another voice.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
6  I think Tom may be gradually falling into trouble, and I wish to stretch out a helping hand to him from the depths of my wicked experience.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
7  The greater length of the service, however, I admit to be sometimes too hard a stretch upon the mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  Overhead the hollow stretch of whitish cloud shutting out the sky was as a tent which had the whole heath for its floor.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
9  The sombre stretch of rounds and hollows seemed to rise and meet the evening gloom in pure sympathy, the heath exhaling darkness as rapidly as the heavens precipitated it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
10  None of its features could be seen now, but the whole made itself felt as a vague stretch of remoteness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
11  By no stretch of meaning could any but a harmless construction be placed upon a single one of the letters themselves.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
12  I fancy the yew alley, though not marked under that name, must stretch along this line, with the moor, as you perceive, upon the right of it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
13  Holmes and the Inspector led us round it until we came to the side gate, which is separated by a stretch of garden from the hedge which lines the road.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
14  "I am glad to stretch myself, Watson," said he.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
15  But you can imagine how surprised I was, Mr. Holmes, when, on my return on the Monday, I saw the same man on the same stretch of road.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  A stretch of firm sands forms a primitive highway for the heavily-laden wagons to freight from the harbor to the town.
17  Obama and Romney embarked Saturday on the final stretch, making their closing arguments in the handful of battleground states that will decide the outcome of a tight race that is going down to the wire.
18  In gymnastics, a layout is a position in which the gymnast's body is completely stretched, toes pointed and legs straight.
19  When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
20  She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom.
21  Sid yawned, stretched, then brought himself up on his elbow, and began to stare at Tom.
22  While maybe the metaphor is a little stretched, Sharon's comparison is mostly brilliant.
23  Instead of being perfectly round like a globe, the universe might be a bit stretched in shape like an oval.
24  The sea stretched away to the distant horizon.
25  She nearly fell down by stumbling over my stretched leg.
26  He admitted that he had maybe stretched the truth a little.
27  The race really stretched him/his skill as a runner.
28  His skin was stretched taut across his cheekbones.
29  The doctor told me to avoid bending and stretching.
30  Sit on the floor, stretching your legs out in front of you.