STRIKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STRIKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
strike
 n.  a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Zeena took the view that Mattie was bound to make the best of Starkfield since she hadn't any other place to go to; but this did not strike Ethan as conclusive.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  Let the English mill workers starve because they can't get our cotton but never, never strike a blow for slavery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  His was such an easy, graceful strength, lazy as a panther stretching in the sun, alert as a panther to spring and strike.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Scarlett rose from his shoulder, furious as a rattler ready to strike.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
5  She heard him fumble in the dark, strike a match and the room sprang into light.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
6  Lily smiled also: his words were too acute not to strike her sense of humour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  Lily's smile again flowed into a slight laugh: her friend's importunity was beginning to strike her as irrelevant.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
8  If, at a moment when her whole life seemed to be breaking up, she could cheerfully commit its reconstruction to the Gormers, there was no reason why such accidents should ever strike her as irreparable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
9  On her way home: "Now that I've made a precedent, joined the union and gone out on one strike and learned personal solidarity, I won't be so afraid."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
11  Tis but to help strike a fin; no wondrous feat for Starbuck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
12  But even stripped of these supernatural surmisings, there was enough in the earthly make and incontestable character of the monster to strike the imagination with unwonted power.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
13  But strike a member of the harem school, and her companions swim around her with every token of concern, sometimes lingering so near her and so long, as themselves to fall a prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
14  As if to strike a quick terror into them, by this time being the first assailant himself, Moby Dick had turned, and was now coming for the three crews.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
15  He was badly advised and went to work on furs during a strike, when the factories were offering big wages.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
Example Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
16  The next day the union voted to begin an indefinite strike.
17  Many of the things she says will strike a chord with other young women.
18  It is hoped that the government's initiative will bring the strike to an end.
19  A strike by British Airways ground staff has led to the suspension of flights between London and Manchester.
20  She wanted me to strike out on my own, buy a business.
21  A strike will cause havoc for commuters.
22  The rail strike is likely to cause considerable public inconvenience.
23  The planned general strike represents an important economic challenge to the government.
24  The strike represented a serious challenge to the government.
25  This is a good chance to strike back your political opponent.
26  Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike.
27  Our schedule went completely off the rails during the strike.
28  The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference.
29  He would ask Congress to intervene and head off a strike.
30  Staff voted to continue an unofficial strike in support of seven colleagues who were dismissed last week.