VOLUME in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VOLUME
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
volume
 n.  capacity; amount of space occupied by an object
Classic Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
1  She could distinguish nothing but a volume of sound that rose and fell.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  She recognized the row of shelves from which he had taken down his La Bruyere, and the worn arm of the chair he had leaned against while she examined the precious volume.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
3  But she dropped it when she sat on the couch, her chin in her hands, a volume of Yeats on her knees, and read aloud.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
6  Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
7  During my researches in the Leviathanic histories, I stumbled upon an ancient Dutch volume, which, by the musty whaling smell of it, I knew must be about whalers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
8  No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
9  The fact that a black scoundrel is allowed to live and utter such loathsome and repulsive calumnies is a volume of evidence as to the wonderful patience of Southern whites.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
10  But perhaps that was why she fascinated him; the sheer volume of Marija's energy was overwhelming.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
11  The open sympathy of the listeners stirred the spirit of the votary of music, whose voice regained its richness and volume, without losing that touching softness which proved its secret charm.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
12  You have said enough, Major Heyward," exclaimed the angry old man; "enough to make a volume of commentary on French civility.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
13  Then, extending the little volume, and giving the pitch of the air anew with considerate attention, David recommenced and finished his strains, with a fixedness of manner that it was not easy to interrupt.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
14  These words of an ancient volume, got up principally by "ignorant and unlearned men," have, through all time, kept up, somehow, a strange sort of power over the minds of poor, simple fellows, like Tom.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
15  For a hundred or more miles above New Orleans, the river is higher than the surrounding country, and rolls its tremendous volume between massive levees twenty feet in height.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The volume had been personally inscribed by the author.
2  Turn/Twiddle the little knob to adjust the volume.
3  The music was playing at full volume, drowning out conversation.
4  The use of fibre optics has served to increase the volume and speed of data transmission.
5  Pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume.
6  Collins Harvill had it in mind to publish a short volume about Pasternak.
7  The strategic and other planning considerations relate to the volume and timing of development and also more recent matters such as planning gain.
8  They sell screws and nails by volume.
9  Senior officials will be discussing how the volume of sales might be reduced.
10  He turned up the volume on the television.
11  The fourth volume of Make magazine, which I edit, is now available on Amazon.
12  The volume of unconventional gas isn't significant on a U. K. wide scale, supplying enough electricity for only 1,200 homes, but the potential is there, analysts say.
13  A small volume of air can be felt when the chin vent is open.
14  The remains, much reduced in volume from the original, had been preserved in the silver box.
15  When we leaven bread dough, it puffs up, expanding in volume.