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 Meanings and Examples of VAN
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van
 n.  a box-shaped road vehicle of medium size, used for carrying more people than an ordinary car
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  Whymper heard nothing of this affair, and the eggs were duly delivered, a grocer's van driving up to the farm once a week to take them away.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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2  However, Benjamin and Clover could only be with Boxer after working hours, and it was in the middle of the day when the van came to take him away.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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3  Sure enough, there in the yard was a large closed van, drawn by two horses, with lettering on its side and a sly-looking man in a low-crowned bowler hat sitting on the driver's seat.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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4  The animals crowded round the van.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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5  At this moment the man on the box whipped up his horses and the van moved out of the yard at a smart trot.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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6  But a moment later his face disappeared from the window and there was the sound of a tremendous drumming of hoofs inside the van.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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7  The time had been when a few kicks from Boxer's hoofs would have smashed the van to matchwood.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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8  In desperation the animals began appealing to the two horses which drew the van to stop.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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9  Too late, someone thought of racing ahead and shutting the five-barred gate; but in another moment the van was through it and rapidly disappearing down the road.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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10  Some of the animals had noticed that the van which took Boxer away was marked "Horse Slaughterer," and had actually jumped to the conclusion that Boxer was being sent to the knacker's.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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11  The van had previously been the property of the knacker, and had been bought by the veterinary surgeon, who had not yet painted the old name out.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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12  On the day appointed for the banquet, a grocer's van drove up from Willingdon and delivered a large wooden crate at the farmhouse.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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13  When he drew nearer he perceived it to be a spring van, ordinary in shape, but singular in colour, this being a lurid red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
14  The driver walked beside it; and, like his van, he was completely red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
15  Now, as they thus pursued their way, the reddleman occasionally left his companion's side, and, stepping behind the van, looked into its interior through a small window.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Although Bill has been in trouble with the police,he earns an honest penny these days by driving a van.
2  The inside of a van was as good a place as any to hold a kidnap victim.
3  He pulled the van to the right to avoid the dog.
4  Police were called in to check out a suspect van.
5  As the bus turned the corner, it collided with a van.
6  The terrorists parked the van with its deadly cargo in a dark alleyway.
7  His car hit a van coming in the opposite direction.
8  A tall, thin man was waving his arms in an effort to direct the movements of a large removal van.
9  The United States is in the van of the quest to establish contact with beings from the beyond.
10  She was shot during an armed raid on a security van.
11  We had a high school girl get in a tiff with another high school girl so she stuffed a gasoline soaked rag in their van's gas tank and lit it.
12  Miss Ingram rose solemnly: "I go first," she said, in a tone which might have befitted the leader of a forlorn hope, mounting a breach in the van of his men.
13  Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.
14  This publication is accompanied by a beautiful exhibition in the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.
15  Amongst the ideas already mooted; vehicles which are lighter and more aerodynamic and therefore consume less fuel or imposing a surcharge on some of the larger cars and vans in order to deter people from buying them.