TROPIC in a Sentence

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37 example sentences for TROPIC, such as:

1. He has bought some tropical fruits.
2. August was almost tropical this year.
3. The night was tropical and voluptuous.
4. The cocoanut is particular to the tropics.
5. My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.

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 Meanings and Examples of TROPIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  one of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, and parallel to it, which the sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or south; region lying between these parallels of latitude
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Sometimes Frank sighed, thinking he had caught a tropic bird, all flame and jewel color, when a wren would have served him just as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  In the complexion of a third still lingers a tropic tawn, but slightly bleached withal; HE doubtless has tarried whole weeks ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
3  Now those noble golden coins of South America are as medals of the sun and tropic token-pieces.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
4  The night was tropical and voluptuous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
5  To be sure, it might be nothing but a good coat of tropical tanning; but I never heard of a hot sun's tanning a white man into a purplish yellow one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  Now, from the South and West the Pequod was drawing nigh to Formosa and the Bashee Isles, between which lies one of the tropical outlets from the China waters into the Pacific.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin.
7  It had died down in winter and come up again in the spring until it was as thick and shrubby as some tropical garden-grass.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: IV
8  There are plenty among them who have only enough of the African to give a sort of tropical warmth and fervor to our calculating firmness and foresight.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  Our nation shall roll the tide of civilization and Christianity along its shores, and plant there mighty republics, that, growing with the rapidity of tropical vegetation, shall be for all coming ages.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
10  Her beginning to dance had been like a change of atmosphere; outside, she had been steeped in arctic frigidity by comparison with the tropical sensations here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
11  There is something tropical and exotic about her which forms a singular contrast to her cool and unemotional brother.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
12  The sun's heat is rarely strong enough to burn, even when it is focused by dewdrops, as is sometimes the case in more tropical districts.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IX
13  An old seaman, bronzed by the tropical sun, advanced, twirling the remains of a tarpaulin between his hands.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
14  My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
15  "Winter'll soon be over," was the picture of life and death to a tropical imagination.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  We were a tropic planet prior to the ice age and we are returning to it.
2  August was almost tropical this year.
3  It takes many months to acclimatize/become acclimatized to life in a tropical climate.
4  He has won wide recognition in the field of tropical medicine.
5  The Hurricane Center warns people not to take the threat of tropical storms lightly.
6  The UK is the biggest consumer of tropical hardwoods after Japan.
7  A tropical cyclone brought heavy rain to the country last week.
8  He has bought some tropical fruits.
9  That brings the total number of named tropical storms in the Atlantic this season to 26, roundly beating the previous record of 21.
10  A traveler relating his tropical experiences glorifies the banana, stating that he has eaten it “ripe and luscious from the tree!”
11  He is showing how to properly fertilize tropical plants.
12  Despite their varied economic, political, and social histories, almost all of the tropical countries remain underdeveloped at the start of the 21st century.
13  Denuded of their social and political context, they serve, alongside Copacabana and the palm-fringed beaches of its northern coasts, as code for languid tropical hedonism, the brand identity of Brazil in the global tourist market.
14  The sultry weather in the tropics encourages tourists to lead an indolent life.
15  The cocoanut is particular to the tropics.