VERBAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VERBAL
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 a.  expressed in spoken rather than written words; consisting of words alone without action
Classic Sentence:
1  It was not a verbal remark, but a proceeding in dumb-show, and was pointedly addressed to me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
2  Told would seem to imply verbal communication.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
3  Then I playfully tried verbal instruction in domestic matters, as we walked about on a Saturday afternoon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
4  Mr. Peggotty nodded his understanding of my aunt's feelings, but could not trust himself with any verbal reference to the subject of her commendation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  Carry had in fact come dangerously near to being involved in the episode of Mrs. Norma Hatch, and it had taken some verbal ingenuity to extricate herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
6  If by day they chanced to speak one word; by night, dumb men were both, so far as concerned the slightest verbal interchange.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 130. The Hat.
7  Topsy had an uncommon verbal memory, and committed with a fluency that greatly encouraged her instructress.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
8  On the contrary, Your Majesty," said Balashev, hardly able to remember what had been said to him and following these verbal fireworks with difficulty, "the troops are burning with eagerness.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
9  Toward midnight Bolkhovitinov, having received the dispatch and verbal instructions, galloped off to the General Staff accompanied by a Cossack with spare horses.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV
10  Most of the new students brought a written or a verbal request from their parents to the effect that they wanted their children taught nothing but books.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X.
11  He had no hesitation about stripping them verbally, even under his own roof, always in a manner that left them no reply.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
12  But if these suspicions were really his, he sagaciously refrained from verbally expressing them, however his actions might seem to hint them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 130. The Hat.
13  Neither was ever in love with a young man unless he and she were verbally very near: that is unless they were profoundly interested, talking to one another.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
14  You asked my friend, verbally or in writing, for the chance to speak with her.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Four Miss B├╝rstner's Friend
Example Sentence:
1  They had made a verbal agreement to sell.
2  Airport officials received a stream of verbal abuse from angry passengers whose flights had been delayed.
3  He leveled a verbal assault against his Democratic opponents.
4  Many strikebreakers were subjected to verbal and physical attacks.
5  The police will have to find Milosevic associates linked to the killings, which are willing to testify in court that they received verbal orders from the top.
6  By the age of two most children have begun to communicate verbally.
7  It should be sufficient to state the central idea verbally and to indicate the connection to dynamical systems theory.
8  He verbally laced into his son for his misbehavior.
9  He verbally laced into his son for his misbehaviour.
10  I know you don't like to talk about these things, but please try to verbalize your feelings.
11  It is difficult to verbalize his lifetime of frustrations.