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 Meanings and Examples of TYING
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 n.  the act of tying or binding things together
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  She flew across the room to the mirror and plopped it on her head, pushing back her hair to show her earrings and tying the ribbon under her chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  "I'm just sick and tired of that old hospital," she said, settling her billowing skirts and tying her bonnet bow more firmly under her chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
3  In the hall, Scarlett saw a bonnet and put it on hurriedly, tying the ribbons under her chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  He was concentrated on tying an artery.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
5  At last the Captain made a postman of it; tying a lettered, leathern tally round its neck, with the ship's time and place; and then letting it escape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
6  Tying these two anchors here, Flask, seems like tying a man's hands behind him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
7  In a few moments, they succeeded in tying John.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
8  This crude arrangement he bound over the youth's head, tying the ends in a queer knot at the back of the neck.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
9  So saying, he accommodated the friar with his assistance in tying the endless number of points, as the laces which attached the hose to the doublet were then termed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
10  Mr. Sikes contented himself with tying an imaginary knot under his left ear, and jerking his head over on the right shoulder; a piece of dumb show which the Jew appeared to understand perfectly.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
11  He resolved to drown him, and walked on, looking about for a pond: picking up a heavy stone and tying it to his handkerchief as he went.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
12  He unlocked the gate, and found that a spider had already constructed a large web, tying the door to the lintel, on the supposition that it was never to be opened again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
13  They went through these movements at intervals every day and the robin was never able to explain to his mate what they were doing or tying to do.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
14  "Beth and I are going over to Kitty Bryant's to get more flowers for tomorrow," added Amy, tying a picturesque hat over her picturesque curls, and enjoying the effect as much as anybody.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
15  Pierre had taken part in tying a policeman to a bear.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Teenage boys especially feel a need to cut the umbilical cord tying them to their mothers.
2  The search for other kinds of evidence tying him to trafficking has not produced a smoking gun.
3  The children need more practice in tying their shoelaces.
4  There couldn't anything wake them up all over, and make them happy all over, like a dog fight -- unless it might be putting turpentine on a stray dog and setting fire to him, or tying a tin pan to his tail and see him run himself to death.