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 n.  undesirable or troublesome plant, especially growing where it is not wanted as in a garden.
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  The wheat crop was full of weeds, and it was discovered that on one of his nocturnal visits Snowball had mixed weed seeds with the seed corn.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
2  I'm no castaway, I'd have you know, Sir; no fishtailed mermaid with a robe of sea weed, at your mercy.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
3  I chucked up my job at Butterley because I thought I was a weed, clerking there: and I got on as overhead blacksmith at Tevershall: shoeing horses mostly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
4  One evening when he was thus standing in the garden, abstractedly spudding up a weed with his stick, a bony figure turned the corner of the house and came up to him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
5  Our agriculture and horticulture destroy a weed just here and there and cultivate perhaps a score or so of wholesome plants, leaving the greater number to fight out a balance as they can.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
6  If the green and yellow growth of weed in the chinks of the old wall had been the most precious flowers that ever blew, it could not have been more cherished in my remembrance.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
7  When the Doctor and I were engaged, he now fell into the custom of walking up and down with Mrs. Strong, and helping her to trim her favourite flowers, or weed the beds.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
8  What he considered necessary was to cover all the furniture with cretonne, to put up curtains, to weed the garden, to make a little bridge on the pond, and to plant flowers.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 7
9  Ben Weatherstaff rooted up a weed and threw it aside before he answered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  He dragged out another weed and scowled at it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  When he had inhaled enough of the fragrance of the soothing weed, he passed the instrument into the hands of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
12  These twin lines of somber trees were his, his the abandoned lawn, waist high in weeds under white-starred young magnolia trees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
13  The lawn, reclaimed from weeds, grew thick with clover and Bermuda grass, and Gerald saw to it that it was well kept.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
14  Pine Bloom looked straggly and overgrown with weeds, seedling pines were beginning to show in the fields and the house was sagging and untidy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
15  He knew his slaves were free now and the farm gone to weeds and seedling pines.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  You know, what you call a weed, to one man it's a flower.
2  He had finished gouging out a cob, and now he fitted a weed stem to it, loaded it with tobacco, and was pressing a coal to the charge and blowing a cloud of fragrant smoke -- he was in the full bloom of luxurious contentment.
3  She would premeditate the murder for months, reading about common poisons and buying weed killer that contained arsenic.
4  We must weed out the yellow flowers among the onions as soon as possible.
5  You should weed the garden before supper.
6  The weed had twined itself round the branches.
7  Some current bar officials say the high attrition rate shows that these schools are rigorous enough to weed out students who have little chance of success.
8  The aim is to weed out employees who are unsatisfied with their job and looking for a golden parachute.
9  The chemical was almost totally ineffective in killing the weeds.
10  Routine maintenance of the garden consists of keeping weeds under control.
11  There were weeds sprawling in the yard.
12  The garden's completely overgrown with weeds.
13  The peasants ploughed the weeds in the field back to enrich the soil.
14  A man of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
15  The garden will be overgrown with weeds by the time we get back.