TRIBUTARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TRIBUTARY
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tributary
 n.  branch that flows into the main stream; tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
Classic Sentence:
1  She might be firm, but only by relationship, and in an inferior and tributary degree.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
2  I was still giddy with the shock of my mother's death, and in a kind of stunned state as to all tributary things.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
3  Entering at the open door of one of these, and releasing my arm, she beckoned me to follow her up the common staircase, which was like a tributary channel to the street.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
4  It was the sterile and rugged district which separates the tributaries of Champlain from those of the Hudson, the Mohawk, and the St. Lawrence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
Example Sentence:
1  A tributary is a stream or river which flows into a mainstream river, and which does not flow directly into a sea.