TELEPHONE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TELEPHONE
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telephone
 n.  phone, a device that uses electrical signals to make it possible to speak to someone in another place
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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2  She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner-time.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  The telephone rang inside, startlingly, and as Daisy shook her head decisively at Tom the subject of the stables, in fact all subjects, vanished into air.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing--my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  I'll telephone my sister Catherine.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  Sitting on Tom's lap Mrs. Wilson called up several people on the telephone; then there were no cigarettes and I went out to buy some at the drug store on the corner.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  "He has to telephone," said Mr. Wolfshiem, following him with his eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  Through the hall of the Buchanans' house blew a faint wind, carrying the sound of the telephone bell out to Gatsby and me as we waited at the door.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  Simultaneously I heard his voice, gruff, muffled, husky, at the hall telephone.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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10  The telephone book slipped from its nail and splashed to the floor, whereupon Jordan whispered "Excuse me"--but this time no one laughed.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  No telephone message arrived but the butler went without his sleep and waited for it until four o'clock--until long after there was any one to give it to if it came.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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12  You threw me over on the telephone.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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13  The auto, the telephone, rural free delivery; they're bringing the farmers in closer touch with the town.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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14  The street was cluttered with electric-light poles, telephone poles, gasoline pumps for motor cars, boxes of goods.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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15  On a slow afternoon when she fidgeted over sewing and wished that the telephone would ring, Bea announced Miss Vida Sherwin.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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Example Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
16  He was muttering on the telephone so I asked him to speak more clearly.
17  She can't come to the telephone; she's serving a client.
18  The commercial telephone service was no longer operative.
19  This is a luxurious car complete with air conditioning and telephone.
20  Someone has been listening in on my telephone conversation.
21  Someone had cut the telephone wires.
22  The telephone wire is cut off in this house.
23  Communication with other countries was difficult during the telephone and postal strike.
24  I will telephone you directly I hear the news.
25  The idea eventually led to the invention of the telephone.
26  Norton's Coin was not the subject of videos and telephone hotlines and fan clubs and exquisitely crafted models and opinion polls.
27  Showered, under the ceiling fan in his room at the Coligny, Converse woke to the telephone.
28  This portable device enables deaf people to telephone the hospital by typing a message instead of speaking.
29  Every hotel room has a colour TV, telephone and hospitality tray.
30  Massive investment is needed to modernise the country's telephone network.