VOLUNTEER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VOLUNTEER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
volunteer
 n.  person who freely performs or offers to perform a service
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  In fact it was a good dodge to volunteer "I must not touch," when you looked at the tools on the glass shelves in Father's office.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  Carol was volunteer nurse when Mrs. Champ Perry suddenly died of pneumonia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  But Duncan declined the charge, professing his readiness to serve as a volunteer by the side of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
4  Of course, it was impossible to get any white man to volunteer his testimony in my behalf, and against the white young men.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  The French government, without protecting them openly, as you know, gave countenance to volunteer assistance.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
6  I found him very intelligent on the topics we touched; and before I went home, I was encouraged so far as to volunteer another visit to-morrow.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  He held the respectable office of general spy and informer in the establishment, for which volunteer service he received a present at Christmas, over and above his weekly wage.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
8  Again I called on the students to volunteer for work, this time to assist in digging out the basement.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter X.
9  Some people would have waited until their advertisements were answered, or until parties came forward and volunteered information.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
10  The young man volunteered a statement, in which he said that after following Drebber some time, the latter perceived him, and took a cab in order to get away from him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
11  The Boots volunteered to show me the room: it was on the second floor, and there was a small corridor leading up to it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
12  My friend volunteered to go and see.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
13  When this was over, the chairman gave a sentiment, after which, the professional gentleman on the chairman's right and left volunteered a duet, and sang it, with great applause.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
14  One day my editor wished to have a series of articles upon begging in the metropolis, and I volunteered to supply them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
15  It was our only chance, for we could not hope to fight our way out with all the women and children, so I volunteered to go out and to warn General Neill of our danger.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  She now helps in a local school as a volunteer three days a week.
2  The Armed Forces could do away with conscription and go over to a volunteer system.
3  One volunteer is worth ten pressed men.
4  I volunteer for every shift available, the allowance is better than nothing.
5  Through a simple iPhone app, you can participate in short volunteer opportunities from sending words of encouragement to school kids in Bangalore.
6  Working with the most shoestring of shoestring budgets and relying heavily on volunteer support, she has been a relentless campaigner to make the month-long event a success.
7  I also volunteered with the Boy Scout troop that I had been affiliated with while I was in my teens.
8  She volunteered for a dangerous mission.
9  She volunteered to teach in the school.
10  Despite the dangerous nature of the undertaking, the dauntless soldier volunteered for the assignment.
11  The Health clinic is relying on volunteers to run the office and answer the telephones.
12  The shop is staffed by one paid worker and three volunteers.
13  The volunteers' energy was dissipated by the enormous amounts of paperwork involved in the project.
14  We want some volunteers to help paint the house.
15  Gage proposed cutting costs by using volunteers for the labor and corporate sponsors for the equipment.