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 Meanings and Examples of THREAD
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thread
 n.  a very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance; filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance
Classic Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
1  You broke the thread of my thoughts; but perhaps it is as well.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
3  It was his fault, since she had persisted in stretching his thread of life so fine, so far.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
4  A thread united them--visible, invisible, like those threads, now seen, now not, that unite trembling grass blades in autumn before the sun rises.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
5  And then had been spun between them an early morning thread before the twigs and leaves of real friendship emerge.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
6  Contemplating the idiot, Mr. Streatfield had lost the thread of his discourse.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
7  The house was dormant; one thread of smoke thickened against the trees.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
8  Louisa, holding her hand, could feel no pulse; but kissing it, could see a slight thin thread of life in fluttering motion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
9  But a thread of smoke rose from the chimney, and the little railed-in garden in the front of the house was dug and kept very tidy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
10  But which room she was in, the woman who held the other end of the frail thread which drew him so mercilessly, that he did not know.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
11  There was a short silence here, until Mr. Brownlow took up the thread of the narrative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
12  And now, the hand that traces these words, falters, as it approaches the conclusion of its task; and would weave, for a little longer space, the thread of these adventures.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
13  Finally she tied a bit of black thread round the upper part of the head, in faint resemblance to a snood worn for confining the hair.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
14  "Snap goes our third thread, and we end where we began," said he.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
15  However, it is not for me to cause the frail thread to be snapped before God's time.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  There are lots of shining siliery thread on my back,controlling all my action.
2  He lost the thread of his argument.
3  Workers weave silk thread into beautiful shirts.
4  Trust not a great weight to a slender thread.
5  The thread breaks where it is weakest.
6  Insert the special cleaning thread between your teeth and pull it gently up and down.
7  Habit is a cable: we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.
8  Her skilful fingers spun the wool out to a fine thread.
9  She pricked herself when passing a thread through the hole of a needle.
10  The thread running through many of these proposals was the theme of individual power and opportunity.
11  A thin thread of light made its way through the curtains.
12  She pulled at the thread till it came out of the piece of cloth.
13  I'd like to refer to something that was posted in an earlier thread.
14  Mary, get me a silk thread, and a chunk of fire out of the kitchen.
15  I got up and turned around in my tracks three times; and then I tied up a little lock of my hair with a thread to keep witches away.