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 Meanings and Examples of UTILITY
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utility
 n.  something useful; public service
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  If I were engaged in any high undertaking or design, fraught with extensive utility to my fellow creatures, then could I live to fulfil it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
2  I have lost my hopes of utility and glory; I have lost my friend.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
3  To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 1
4  Certainly, these powerful reveries have their moral utility, and by these arduous paths one approaches to ideal perfection.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
5  Social education, when well done, can always draw from a soul, of whatever sort it may be, the utility which it contains.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
6  He had learned German and English; thanks to Courfeyrac, who had put him in communication with his friend the publisher, Marius filled the modest post of utility man in the literature of the publishing house.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
7  Jo's funny hat deserved a vote of thanks, for it was of general utility.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
8  He suggested the ocean beach, a tennis court, anything but the sun-blistered utility of Main Street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  Lady Bertram's being just on the other side of the table was a trifle, for she might always be considered as only half-awake, and Edmund's advertisements were still of the first utility.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
10  And if the latter of these two methods be of little utility among armed States, among those that are unarmed, as is now the case with the republics of Italy, it is worse than useless.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV.
11  About twenty of us formed a society for the purpose of utilizing this time in debate or in practice in public speaking.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
12  The stable was repaired and used as a recitation-room, and very presently the hen-house was utilized for the same purpose.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
13  Some of the carpenters' benches that had been used in the construction of the building were utilized for tables.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter X.
14  Pirate gold isn't a thing to be hoarded or utilized.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
15  At least she utilized them for that purpose.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  All were eager to get a slice of Hong Kong's first privatized utility - its underground Mass Transit Railway system.
2  The dog sniffed out more than $1.6 million in cocaine from a sports utility vehicle, officials said.
3  And finally, the utility of the skeleton would be mostly likely to aid in definitive identification.
4  Any short-term detriment will be overwhelmed by the long-term utility of a station at Woolwich.
5  Even the survey's most rabid critics acknowledge the utility of this kind of data.
6  He argued that the arts have great social utility.
7  A young municipal utility worker has become a viral sensation after an image of him submerged in a puddle from a busted pipeline was shared around the country.
8  A mere fraction of available wind energy is currently utilized.
9  Minerals can be absorbed and utilized by the body in a variety of different forms.
10  They utilized water for producing electric power.
11  The new computer system is not being fully utilized yet.
12  The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body.
13  Concrete had long been utilized as a bonding and covering material.
14  Rescue teams worked desperately to restore utilities in the area shattered by the hurricane.
15  We must consider how best to utilize what resources we have.