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 Meanings and Examples of THROWN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thrown
 a.  caused to fall to the ground
 v.  (past participle) project or cast something in a particular direction
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Leaning back in his arm-chair of an evening, he would close his eyes and scrape carelessly at the fiddle which was thrown across his knee.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  His hands were clenched and his arms thrown abroad, while his lower limbs were interlocked as though his death struggle had been a grievous one.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  Her honest father may not have observed these symptoms, but they were assuredly not thrown away upon the man who had won her affections.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
4  The reins, the halters, the blinkers, the degrading nosebags, were thrown on to the rubbish fire which was burning in the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
5  And they dragged her up to the barrack room where she was thrown upon a bed.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
6  Though we have thrown that to the fishes that might have wrapped us in lamb's-wool, I'm no beggar.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
7  Reason had thrown her mantle on a holly hedge.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
8  James Harthouse looked at her with an incredulous smile upon his lips; but her mind looked over and beyond him, and the smile was quite thrown away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
9  "Now, that is not ill sung," said Wamba, who had thrown in a few of his own flourishes to help out the chorus.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
10  We are thrown off our guard by the general agitation of our feelings, and betray the intensity of those, which, at more tranquil periods, our prudence at least conceals, if it cannot altogether suppress them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  De Bracy hastily drew his men together, and rushed down to the postern-gate, which he caused instantly to be thrown open.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
12  During this discourse, Prince John had gradually awakened from the stupor into which he had been thrown by the unexpected intelligence, and had been attentive to the conversation which passed betwixt his followers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  He was cut dead, and his corpse thrown into the refuse can.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  If every play is to be objected to, you will act nothing, and the preparations will be all so much money thrown away, and I am sure that would be a discredit to us all.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  Poor Fanny's mind was thrown into the most distressing of all its varieties.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Chance had thrown us together at a skiing resort.
2  She said she had thrown up after reading reports of the trial.
3  The hook which he had thrown did not catch on the rocks, and dropped back to the ground.
4  Government ministers have been responding to the challenge thrown down by their former colleague.
5  For the lucky few, there's the chance of being plucked from obscurity and thrown into the glamorous world of modelling.
6  The same materials, thrown into the Martian atmosphere by strong winds, give the Martian sky a pinkish color.
7  The country was thrown into disorder by the strikes.
8  No matter what label is thrown your way, only you can define yourself.
9  Three of the original five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have now thrown in the towel.
10  Despite the fact that she was wearing a seat belt, she was thrown sharply forward.
11  The discussion was then thrown open for the audience's questions.
12  If we lag behind other nations in economy, we will be thrown into a passive position.
13  The problem was suddenly thrown into sharp focus.
14  He was immediately seized and thrown into prison.
15  Missiles including stones and bottles were thrown at the police.