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 Meanings and Examples of TALL
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tall
 a.  of more than average height, or of a particular height
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Against the dark background of the kitchen she stood up tall and angular, one hand drawing a quilted counterpane to her flat breast, while the other held a lamp.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  The tall woman, who had moved away from us toward the dresser, took no notice; but the other, from her cushioned niche, answered complainingly, in a high thin voice.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  The sun was low across the new-plowed fields and the tall woods across the river were looming blackly in silhouette.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Gerald was a small man, little more than five feet tall, but so heavy of barrel and thick of neck that his appearance, when seated, led strangers to think him a larger man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She was a tall woman, standing a head higher than her fiery little husband, but she moved with such quiet grace in her swaying hoops that the height attracted no attention to itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  His five tall brothers gave him good-by with admiring but slightly patronizing smiles, for Gerald was the baby and the little one of a brawny family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  His tall brothers were a grim, quiet lot, in whom the family tradition of past glories, lost forever, rankled in unspoken hate and crackled out in bitter humor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Dilcey was tall and bore herself erectly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  There, Ellen sat before her tall secretary each morning, keeping the accounts of the plantation and listening to the reports of Jonas Wilkerson, the overseer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Scarlett entered her room, set the candle on the tall chest of drawers and fumbled in the dark closet for the dancing dress that needed stitching.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Scarlett had kissed her mother good-by in the little office where she sat before the tall secretary with its paper-stuffed pigeonholes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  The four Tarleton boys and their father leaned against the tall columns, the twins, Stuart and Brent, side by side inseparable as usual, Boyd and Tom with their father, James Tarleton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  He was a tall man and powerfully built.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  From the window on the landing, she could see the group of men sitting under the arbor, drinking from tall glasses, and she knew they would remain there until late afternoon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  It barely cleared the tall back of the sofa and splintered with a little crash against the marble mantelpiece.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  A tall, thin man was waving his arms in an effort to direct the movements of a large removal van.
17  To his delight a familiar, tall, languid figure lowered itself down the steps of a club.
18  I'm five feet three inches tall.
19  The tall sportsman is one hundred kilograms.
20  I imagine him as a big tall man.
21  The tunnel would be well - ventilated if tall chimneys were built above sea - level.
22  He's nearly as tall as you are.
23  The player is tall and muscular.
24  Lightning conductors protect buildings and tall structures from lightning strikes.
25  The Incredible Hulk is a character in a comic who turns from a scientist into a two-metre tall monster.
26  The builders had put up a tall structure between the shops.
27  North America Grizzly Bear: This is a mammal, that is 5 to 8 ft tall, weighs about 800 pounds, and lives to be 25 yrs old.
28  The well-equipped docks, tall piles of cargo containers, and numerous vessels being loaded all betoken Oakland's importance as a port.
29  This cypress is tall and thin, and its branches used as a symbol of mourning.
30  At the extremity is the County Courthouse; on the right is the tall spire of the Presbyterian, and on the left the tower of the Episcopal Church.