THIN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THIN
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thin
 a.  having little fat on the body, not fat
 a.  having opposite surfaces or sides close together
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She was there, then, close to him, only a thin board between.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  Sometimes their way led them under the shade of an overhanging bank or through the thin obscurity of a clump of leafless trees.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  The blood rushed to his thin skin under the sting of Hale's astonishment.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  As he drew near the farm he saw, through the thin screen of larches at the gate, a light twinkling in the house above him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  A slatternly calico wrapper hung from her shoulders and the wisps of her thin grey hair were drawn away from a high forehead and fastened at the back by a broken comb.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  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
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7  Scarlett recalled with contempt Melanie's thin childish figure, her serious heart-shaped face that was plain almost to homeliness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  That afternoon, Gerald, his resistance worn thin, had set out to make an offer for Dilcey.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  It showed in the thin hawk nose over the full red lips, the high forehead and the wide-set eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Ellen, busy night and day, doubling the productiveness of Tara to aid the Confederacy, was terrified when her eldest daughter came home from Charleston thin, white and sharp tongued.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Mrs. Elsing was younger, a thin frail woman, who had been a beauty, and about her there still clung a faded freshness, a dainty imperious air.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Ellen was thin and preoccupied now and on her feet from morning until long after the plantation was asleep.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Suspense, worry, sorrow, hunger and the torment of rising, falling, rising hope was wearing that skin thin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Cannon rolled past, the drivers flaying the thin mules with lengths of rawhide.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  She looked at Scarlett sideways and scuffed her feet and twisted her thin body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
16  A tall, thin man was waving his arms in an effort to direct the movements of a large removal van.
17  The northern end of the island juts out like a long, thin finger into the sea.
18  His firm is just on thin ice of bankruptcy.
19  She was thin and tired-looking and generally in a bad way.
20  Skinny means very thin, often in a way that is not attractive:a skinny little kid.
21  Leave a thin covering of fat.
22  A thin thread of light made its way through the curtains.
23  People dramatically cross very thin line between life and death.
24  Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
25  Her lips compressed into a thin line.
26  The machine can hammer out metal very thin.
27  At last, a women's magazine to explode the myth that thin equals beautiful.
28  This method involves cutting a very thin slice from the object.
29  These plants produce a number of thin roots.
30  The teacher warned the students off the thin ice.