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 Meanings and Examples of TARGET
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 n.  reference point to shoot at; goal intended to be attained
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  A target was placed at the upper end of the southern avenue which led to the lists.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  Of twenty-four arrows, shot in succession, ten were fixed in the target, and the others ranged so near it, that, considering the distance of the mark, it was accounted good archery.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Of the ten shafts which hit the target, two within the inner ring were shot by Hubert, a forester in the service of Malvoisin, who was accordingly pronounced victorious.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  The former target was now removed, and a fresh one of the same size placed in its room.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  The arrow whistled through the air, and lighted within the inner ring of the target, but not exactly in the centre.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
6  He was speaking almost at the instant that the shaft left the bowstring, yet it alighted in the target two inches nearer to the white spot which marked the centre than that of Hubert.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
7  Wamba stopt short in the midst of a jest, and betook himself to sword and target.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
8  I heard a little sigh of satisfaction as he cuddled the butt into his shoulder; and saw that amazing target, the black man on the yellow ground, standing clear at the end of his foresight.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  It was twisted askew and most of the prisms were broken, as if the Yankee occupants had made their beauty a target for their boots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  But he's shooting at a nonexistent target and he knows it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
11  Cutter went out behind the hardware store, put up a target, practised for an hour or so, and then went home.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
12  So she would lie and sob out her grief upon his shoulder, while he gazed at her, as helpless as a wounded animal, the target of unseen enemies.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
13  He had no strength to invent a tale; he would be a soft target.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  Mr. Walters fell to "showing off," with all sorts of official bustlings and activities, giving orders, delivering judgments, discharging directions here, there, everywhere that he could find a target.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  Morcerf entered, and in place of the usual target, he saw some playing-cards fixed against the wall.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  We target our services towards specific groups of people.
17  The missile strike was devastating - the target was totally obliterated.
18  More than a decade ago the National Academy of Sciences recommended that new technology be used to target harmful bacteria.
19  It displays the relationship between the target item and the preceding entry.
20  The dogs rouse a deer from the bushes; quickly the deer becomes the target of hunters.
21  The iPhone 5 is an obvious target for Apple fans to pursue.
22  The troop fired a volley of bullets at the enemy, but they could not be sure how many hit their target.
23  The target for the matador is a small soft spot at the base of the bull's hump, where the sword can penetrate directly to the heart of the bull.
24  Forty per cent of the US population are women 25-65 years old, presumable the target audience.
25  The target was made of concentric circles.
26  East Asia should meet its target of halving hunger by 2015, and Latin America and the Caribbean are not far behind.
27  Islamabad publicly opposes drone attacks, saying they kill too many civilians in addition to their intended target - Islamist militants.
28  Set yourself targets that you can reasonably hope to achieve.
29  We need to incentivize our sales managers to achieve these targets.
30  The radar beam can track a number of targets almost simultaneously.