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 Meanings and Examples of SYMBOL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  something used for or regarded as representing something else
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  At his desire, she went hunting, which was his symbol of happiness, and she ordered porridge for breakfast, which was his symbol of morality.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  He refused to wear soft hats; cleaved to a hard derby, as a symbol of virility and prosperity; and sometimes he forgot to take it off in the house.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  And of all these things the Albino whale was the symbol.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
4  There, then, he sat, the sign and symbol of a man without faith, hopelessly holding up hope in the midst of despair.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
5  Then come out those fiery effulgences, infernally superb; then the evil-blazing diamond, once the divinest symbol of the crystal skies, looks like some crown-jewel stolen from the King of Hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
6  A dark valley between three mighty, heaven-abiding peaks, that almost seem the Trinity, in some faint earthly symbol.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
7  The wind that made great bellies of their sails, and rushed the vessel on by arms invisible as irresistible; this seemed the symbol of that unseen agency which so enslaved them to the race.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
8  One of the girls had read somewhere that a red flag was the proper symbol for oppressed workers, and so they mounted one, and paraded all about the yards, yelling with rage.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
9  The young chief removed a fold of his hunting skirt, and quietly exposed the fatal tuft of hair, which he bore as the symbol of victory.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
10  I fear more than that the chemical action which would be set up in my soul by a false homage to a symbol behind which are massed twenty centuries of authority and veneration.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
11  One and all we felt that the holy calm that lay like sunshine over the wasted face and form was only an earthly token and symbol of the calm that was to reign for ever.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
12  There was grace and mystery in her attitude as if she were a symbol of something.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
13  He asked himself what is a woman standing on the stairs in the shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
14  You might be its visible symbol.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
15  But here was a visible symbol of the degradation of sin.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  He was great romantic hero of his century, an adventurer, and after his death in 1967, he became a symbol of revolution on t-shirts and walls of student homes.
17  It is a brief history of how the pineapple has served as both a food and a symbol.
18  This week, a giant symbol of mammon appeared in Russia's most venerated public place, and traditionalists were not amused.
19  Constructed from enough concrete to pave a motorway from New York to San Francisco - this colossal barrier is touted as a symbol of man's mastery over nature and a marvel of 20th Century engineering.
20  The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.
21  A lot of Latin-American officials are stressing the symbolic importance of the trip.
22  Each element of the ceremony has a symbolic meaning.
23  It is symbolic of the fighting spirit of modern womanhood.
24  The protest was a symbolic gesture of anger at official policy.
25  The king is limited to a symbolic figurehead, however the institution elicits huge amount of respect and reverence from the Thai people.
26  A list of phonetic symbols is given in the front of the dictionary.
27  Hand symbols in the main body of the text cross - refer the reader to the appendices.
28  It is not clear what these symbols were intended to represent.
29  Some of the symbols carry meaning and some just represent sounds.
30  Alphabetic systems possess an inventory of symbols, called an alphabet, to represent the individual phonemes.