VERTICAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VERTICAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
vertical
 a.  upright in position or posture
Classic Sentence:
1  She looked straight at Mattie as she spoke, a faint smile deepening the vertical lines between her nose and chin.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  Almost any one must have noticed that all the fish familiar to landsmen have not a flat, but a vertical, or up-and-down tail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  A light came from the interior, and threw a moving shadow upon the vertical face of gravel at the further side of the pit into which the vehicle faced.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
4  Here and there rose a white or silvery figure in the waste garden of the earth, here and there came the sharp vertical line of some cupola or obelisk.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
5  To climb a vertical surface, and to find points of support where hardly a projection was visible, was play to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
6  There are meditations which may be called vertical; when one is at the bottom of them, time is required to return to earth.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
7  His majesty had given orders, that the island should move north-east and by east, to the vertical point over Lagado, the metropolis of the whole kingdom below, upon the firm earth.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
8  He was an improved specimen; he could fire up a vertical boiler.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
9  The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had been working for them, swayed gently in all directions.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In III
10  This fin is some three or four feet long, growing vertically from the hinder part of the back, of an angular shape, and with a very sharp pointed end.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  But I should not much wonder if, in the darkness of that early hour of the morning, the shock was after all caused by an unseen whale vertically bumping the hull from beneath.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
12  It was of white marble, in shape something like a winged sphinx, but the wings, instead of being carried vertically at the sides, were spread so that it seemed to hover.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
13  The hot rays of the sun beat down vertically and a fresh soft wind played with the hair of the bared heads and with the ribbons decorating the icon.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Formal communication channels are usually vertical.
2  The board consists of vertical and horizontal lines.
3  Instead, the Cut / Copy Rectangle command used the exact position of the cursor to define the vertical section of text.
4  She looked over the cliff and found she was standing at the edge of a vertical drop.
5  The gadget can be attached to any vertical or near vertical surface.
6  This vertical section of the soil shows four basic soil layers.
7  This illustration shows a vertical section through the locust.
8  For some buildings a vertical section is more informative than a plan.
9  I stare in horror at its bloody mouth, that vertical stitch of red wool now dribbling crimson.
10  In a two-stage operation, the multi-spoked steel structure will be raised to the vertical.
11  They saw a column still vertical amid the ruins.
12  The dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals.
13  That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it seems to list to one side.
14  Tapestry is a form of textile art; it is woven by hand on a vertical loom.
15  Couldn't the sellers afford a photographer with a decent shift lens to remove the vertical distortion from the image of their building?