TRAIT in a Sentence

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For TRAIT, below is one of 35 sentences:
The leading trait in his character was meanness; and if there were any other element in his nature, it was made subject to this.

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 Meanings and Examples of TRAIT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  quality; attribute; distinguishing feature; slight degree or amount
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  It's a nice trait of theirs to lend me money.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT IV
2  Every trait and every movement of the Tsar's seemed to him enchanting.
War and Peace 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
3  In general the trait of Speranski's mentality which struck Prince Andrew most was his absolute and unshakable belief in the power and authority of reason.
War and Peace 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI
4  Of late he had exhibited a new trait that tormented Princess Mary more than anything else; this was his ever-increasing intimacy with Mademoiselle Bourienne.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II
5  This trait of kindness moved me sensibly.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
6  This new trait of girlish coquettishness made an unpleasant impression on Dolly.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 22
7  And Levin saw a new trait in this woman, who attracted him so extraordinarily.
Anna Karenina 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 10
8  However, this almost sepulchral parlor, of which we have sought to convey an idea, is a purely local trait which is not reproduced with the same severity in other convents.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
9  No trait of the universal face is lacking in the profile of Paris.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
10  I sought in her countenance and features a likeness to Mr. Rochester, but found none: no trait, no turn of expression announced relationship.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
11  The leading trait in his character was meanness; and if there were any other element in his nature, it was made subject to this.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
12  Not improbably, it was to this latter class of men that Mr. Dimmesdale, by many of his traits of character, naturally belonged.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
13  Any other observer might have seen few but unamiable traits, and have given them a far darker colouring.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
14  The traits of character here indicated were well represented in the square cast of countenance and large physical development of the new colonial magistrates.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
15  For the rest of his character and habits, they were marked, as far as Elinor could perceive, with no traits at all unusual in his sex and time of life.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42
Example Sentence:
1  Of all of these characteristics, Bilbo's strongest trait is his humanity; he is with a big heart and generous spirit.
2  Selective amnesia is a politically valuable trait.
3  In psychology, a behavior or trait is adaptive when it helps an individual adjust within a changing social environment.
4  Persistence is the common trait of anyone who has had a significant impact on the world.
5  Sincerity, a deep genuine, heart-felt sincerity, is a trait of true and noble manhood.
6  Her boss did not display any human traits.
7  She shares several character traits with her father.
8  In biology the equations are as much the product of evolution as traits such as eye color.
9  Numerous persons with only a few Negroid traits annually pass over and are ab-sorbed into the dominant Caucasoid population.
10  His sense of humour is one of his better traits.
11  Though Gray shared many traits with the Romantic poets who followed them, most critics consider him precursor of the Romantic Movement, not true Romantics.
12  Using a new database of genetic traits, a group of scientists have discovered that humankind's most common ancestor with other placental mammals was a rat-sized animal with a long tail that likely lived on insects.