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 Meanings and Examples of TOP
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
top
 n.  the highest point, level, or part of something
 n.  the part that is nearest in space or time to the source or beginning
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  A top hat, well brushed and trim, was placed upon the floor beside him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  It was easy to tell that they had been before the others, because in places their marks had been entirely obliterated by the others coming upon the top of them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
3  The animals rushed to the top of it and gazed round them in the clear morning light.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
4  The animals had now reassembled in the wildest excitement, each recounting his own exploits in the battle at the top of his voice.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
5  Frequently it took a whole day of exhausting effort to drag a single boulder to the top of the quarry, and sometimes when it was pushed over the edge it failed to break.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
6  A length of yellow brocade was visible half-way up; and, as one reached the top, a small powdered face, a great head-dress slung with pearls, came into view; an ancestress of sorts.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
7  "Mr. Giles may be late," she added, laying it, complacently, on top of the pile.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
8  Dug ourselves in to the hill top.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
9  Clearing out a cupboard, I found my father's old top hat.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
10  There it was, black, swollen, on top of them.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
11  Streatfield; a piece of traditional church furniture; a corner cupboard; or the top beam of a gate, fashioned by generations of village carpenters after some lost-in-the-mists-of-antiquity model.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
12  On the top of their matted branches birds sang.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
13  He caught up the next paper; it was a brief note in the doctor's hand and dated at the top.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
14  Iron clamps and girders, fire-proof from top to bottom; mechanical lifts for the housemaids, with all their brushes and brooms; everything that heart could desire.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
15  He also carried his small triangular shield, broad enough at the top to protect the breast, and from thence diminishing to a point.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
16  He took the top off the box.
17  I can't reach the top shelf unless I use a stepladder.
18  She surveyed me haughtily over the top of her glasses.
19  The top button of his shirt was undone.
20  Put this book on top of the others.
21  He's gone straight to the top, the lucky bastard.
22  Separate off the top of the cream and use it to make butter.
23  Put those books up on the top shelf.
24  The climbers succeeded in reaching the top of the mountain.
25  Her top notes quavered a little.
26  She's too short to reach the top shelf.
27  It's a steep climb to the top of the mountain, but the view is worth it.
28  She came top in the exams.
29  Most of the top British trainers were at the ringside.
30  From his position on the cliff top, he had a good view of the harbour.