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 Meanings and Examples of VEGETABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  any of numerous herbaceous plants to eat in meal
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  Tom Slattery owned no slaves, and he and his two oldest boys spasmodically worked their few acres of cotton, while the wife and younger children tended what was supposed to be a vegetable garden.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
2  We could not determine whether they were animal or vegetable.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
3  The clouds of white dust that blew up the street, the gusts of hot wind that withered his vegetable garden, never disturbed his calm.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
4  Further away still, vegetable gardens abounded, with frequent small plantations of orange or lemon trees intervening.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In VII
5  He snuffed in every corner, in the barn, in the cow-shed, in the henhouses, in the vegetable garden, and found traces of Snowball almost everywhere.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
6  It was the united products of infinitesimal vegetable causes, and these were neither stems, leaves, fruit, blades, prickles, lichen, nor moss.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  In the end, wisely and carefully we shall readjust the balance of animal and vegetable life to suit our human needs.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
8  I must have read very perspicuously, or the poor soul must have been deeply interested, for I remember she had a cloudy impression, after I had done, that they were a sort of vegetable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
9  I even entertained some idea of putting myself on a vegetable diet, vaguely conceiving that, in becoming a graminivorous animal, I should sacrifice to Dora.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 37. A LITTLE COLD WATER
10  When the nettle is young, the leaf makes an excellent vegetable; when it is older, it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
11  Moreover, he was regular, and never went out except for well-demonstrated requirements of the orchard and vegetable garden.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
12  He smiled to think that it was this disorder, the misrule and confusion of his father's house and the stagnation of vegetable life, which was to win the day in his soul.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
13  Next, he opened a gate into a large vegetable enclosure, and thence the koliaska emerged into a square near a wooden church, with, showing beyond the latter, the roofs of the manorial homestead.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
14  However there was still plenty of hog meat, as well as chickens and vegetables.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
15  The soft earth was scarred with hoof prints and heavy wheels and the vegetables were mashed into the soil.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  We buy our fruit and vegetables at the market.
17  Some shops are bowing to consumer pressure and stocking organically grown vegetables.
18  Raw vegetables contain more potassium than cooked ones.
19  Cut the vegetables into thin strips.
20  Put the lamb in the centre of the dish, with the vegetables and herbs around the edge.
21  Our garden affords us fresh vegetables.
22  These vegetables are fresh, I picked them this morning.
23  Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
24  The wagon was full of vegetables.
25  The vegetables are grown under glass.
26  The global economy means that all types of fruit and vegetables are available throughout the year.
27  The children don't eat enough green vegetables.
28  You may hang about here when I send down these vegetables.
29  In the village market, the stalls are piled high with local vegetables.
30  The meal itself was not so good — everything was boringly brown including the vegetables.