WEIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WEIGHT
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weight
 n.  the heaviness of something, especially as measured by a certain system
Classic Sentence: (198 in 14 pages)
1  As the boards shuddered under her weight, the soliloquy she had been muttering in the front hall grew louder and louder, coming clearly to the ears of the family in the dining room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Of the swiftly scampering child, all that now remained were two tiny feet, inadequate to her weight, and a tendency to prattle happily and aimlessly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  "That little wisp looks like it was just the best he could do," she thought, not seeing in his face the cold hard intelligence that was carrying the weight of a new nation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Mrs. Meade and Mrs. Merriwether sent their carriages and they, too, drove off, springs sagging beneath the weight of the wounded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Autumn with its dusty, breathless heat was slipping in to choke the suddenly quiet town, adding its dry, panting weight to tired, anxious hearts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  "Well'm," answered Prissy, dragging out her words pleasurably to give more weight to her message.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  The sun blinded her, the hard boards of the wagon under her were harsh against her body, and a heavy weight lay across her legs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  She tried to sit up and discovered that the weight was Wade who lay sleeping with his head pillowed on her knees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  The upstairs hall seemed to shake as Mammy's ponderous weight came toward the door.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  They were simply a dead weight on her shoulders.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Her sore foot, forgotten in the excitement, now gave a tremendous throb that made her grit her teeth and shift her weight to the heel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  And worth his weight in gold, I dare say.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Melanie held onto the back of her chair for support, almost crumpling beneath the weight of a disapproval she had never known before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Scarlett was annoyed at the weight he attached to Bonnie's night terrors but she thought she could eventually remedy the state of affairs and transfer the child back to the nursery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  She was standing on the edge of the freshly waxed top step, and as her arm with the whole weight of her body behind it, struck his out-thrust arm, she lost her balance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (127 in 9 pages)
16  A metre is a unit of length and a kilogram is a unit of weight.
17  The shelf was beginning to sag beneath the weight of the books upon it.
18  Bananas are usually sold by weight.
19  You may take several months to reach your target weight - it depends how much you want to lose.
20  The one who wants to wear a crown must bear the weight.
21  Trust not a great weight to a slender thread.
22  Deliver not your words by number but by weight.
23  None knows the weight of another's burden.
24  The weight of the books bears on the shelf.
25  The other children taunted him about his weight.
26  He amply fulfilled the weight of expectation that they had placed on him.
27  He's always worrying about his weight.
28  The branches were bowed down with the weight of the snow.
29  These columns bear the weight of the roof.
30  The average weight of a baby at birth is just over seven pounds.