SURVEY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SURVEY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
survey
 n.  poll; detailed critical inspection
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
1  She couldn't survey the wreck of the world with an air of casual unconcern.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  She knew that such emotions leave lines on the face as well as in the character, and she had meant to take warning by the little creases which her midnight survey had revealed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  Mrs. Peniston, on whom she had looked in a day or two after the dinner, laid down her crochet-work and turned abruptly from her oblique survey of Fifth Avenue.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
4  She had time to take a fresh survey of her wretchedness, and to fluctuate anew between the impulse to confide in Selden and the dread of destroying his illusions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
5  Her survey of the situation remained calm and unwavering.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
6  The Mohicans profited by the delay, to steal out of the woods, and to make a survey of surrounding objects.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
7  This in itself was sometimes enough to stagger us; but when we permitted ourselves to survey the road, we were frequently appalled.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  As she was also so white as not to be known as of colored lineage, without a critical survey, and her child was white also, it was much easier for her to pass on unsuspected.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
9  Whatever she had, she seemed to survey only to pick flaws in it; but, once fairly away, there was no end to her valuation of it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  Franz perceived how completely he was in his element; and, unwilling to interfere with the pleasure he so evidently felt, took up Albert's glass, and began in his turn to survey the audience.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
11  Franz and the countess exchanged a smile, and then the latter resumed her conversation with Albert, while Franz returned to his previous survey of the house and company.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
12  Everything seemed more magnificent at a second view than it had done at their first rapid survey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
13  Ali was his principal attendant during this nocturnal survey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
14  The major looked at the count with his large staring eyes, and then took a survey of the apartment, but his gaze almost immediately reverted to the proprietor of the room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
15  The count, in his survey of the pit, encountered a pale face and threatening eyes, which evidently sought to gain his attention.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  Even the survey's most rabid critics acknowledge the utility of this kind of data.
17  A Sierra Club survey has shown three quarters of Californians to be environmentalists, and most of these vote Democrat.
18  Suggestions from the survey have been incorporated into/in the final design.
19  There were obvious signs of the feel-good factor in the last survey taken in the wake of the election result.
20  The fishermen said the company's seismic survey was frightening away fish.
21  The survey revealed that the house was damp.
22  Our survey produced some interesting results.
23  The survey should be performed by an independent professional.
24  A structural survey of the property revealed serious defects.
25  We are conducting a survey to find out what our customers think of their local bus service.
26  The survey studied the employment status and lifestyle of people within the community.
27  The survey showed in numerical terms why Obama has had so much trouble passing health care reform.
28  A Bank of Israel survey has now shown that the number of families living below the poverty line in Israel tripled between 1988 and 2001.
29  The survey also found that two-thirds of these affluent Canadians were self-made, meaning they had built up their nest egg on their own.
30  He surveyed the handful of custo-mers at the bar.