TELEGRAPH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TELEGRAPH
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telegraph
 n.  a method of sending and receiving messages by electrical or radio signals
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  Crowds formed at the depot, hoping for news from incoming trains, at the telegraph office, in front of the harried headquarters, before the locked doors of the newspapers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  Without finishing their breakfasts they drove down to telegraph Ashley's colonel, but even as they entered the office, there was a telegram from him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  Melanie could hardly be dragged away from the telegraph office and she met every train hoping for letters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  She had fainted at the telegraph office and Rhett, passing by and observing the excitement, had escorted her home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  The telegraph wires were still, no trains came in on the one remaining railroad from the south and the mail service was broken.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
6  But they had made a sortie into Jonesboro, burned the depot, cut the telegraph wires and torn up three miles of track before they retreated.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  And their negroes, who had been told nothing, knew everything too, by that black grapevine telegraph system which defies white understanding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
8  The night telegraph-operator at the railroad station was the most melodramatic figure in town: awake at three in the morning, alone in a room hectic with clatter of the telegraph key.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
9  For a second she unreasoningly wanted to avoid him, but she kept on, and she serenely talked about God, whose voice, Hugh asserted, made the humming in the telegraph wires.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  The telegraph wires thrummed, thrummed, thrummed above them; the rails were glaring hard lines; the goldenrod smelled dusty.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  The store-keepers plastered up their windows with all sorts of lies to entice you; the very fences by the wayside, the lampposts and telegraph poles, were pasted over with lies.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  But already there were people waiting, and already the telegraph instrument on the stage had begun clicking off the returns.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
13  Sherlock Holmes led me to the nearest telegraph office, whence he dispatched a long telegram.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
14  She perched on the edge of a chair like a bird on a telegraph wire before starting for Africa.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
15  But the telegraph posts upon this line are sixty yards apart, and the calculation is a simple one.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
Example Sentence:
1  The bush telegraph tells me you're likely to become our new president, John.
2  Send the message on the telegraph.
3  There are three ways of spreading news-- telegraph, telephone, and tel-a-woman.
4  An electrical telegraph was independently developed and patented in the United States in 1837 by Samuel F. B. Morse.
5  She has telegraphed the message to her parents.
6  Churchill telegraphed an urgent message to Wavell.
7  A slight movement of the hand telegraphed his intention to shoot.
8  The commission telegraphed its decision earlier this month by telling an official to prepare the order.