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 Meanings and Examples of WEST
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west
 n.  the direction towards which the sun sets
Classic Sentence: (89 in 6 pages)
1  It had become the crossroads of travel north and south and east and west, and the little village leaped to life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  He assaulted the Yankees on the east, he assaulted them on the west.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  You can't go north or east or south or west.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  As Rhett jerked the horse's head and turned him into another street, another deafening explosion tore the air and a monstrous skyrocket of flame and smoke shot up in the west.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  I wouldn't put anything beyond the swarm of buzzards that's swooping down on Georgia now from north, east, south and west.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  When Carol had walked for thirty-two minutes she had completely covered the town, east and west, north and south; and she stood at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue and despaired.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  Pete Rustad owns this farm, and he told me he saw a small covey of chickens in the west forty, last week.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  Always, west of Pittsburg, and often, east of it, there is the same lumber yard, the same railroad station, the same Ford garage, the same creamery, the same box-like houses and two-story shops.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
9  She looked across the silent fields to the west.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  The waves, too, nodded their indolent crests; and across the wide trance of the sea, east nodded to west, and the sun over all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
11  By the straits of Sunda, chiefly, vessels bound to China from the west, emerge into the China seas.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
12  Now this doubloon was of purest, virgin gold, raked somewhere out of the heart of gorgeous hills, whence, east and west, over golden sands, the head-waters of many a Pactolus flows.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
13  The sun shone into my bath-water through the west half-window, and a big Maltese cat came up and rubbed himself against the tub, watching me curiously.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
14  The road from the post-office came directly by our door, crossed the farmyard, and curved round this little pond, beyond which it began to climb the gentle swell of unbroken prairie to the west.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
15  The land was growing rougher; I was told that we were approaching Squaw Creek, which cut up the west half of the Shimerdas' place and made the land of little value for farming.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  It breezed from the west all day.
17  I'm responsible for the west side.
18  I pushed on towards Flagstaff, a hundred miles to the west.
19  I'm in charge of the west side.
20  The principal range runs east to west.
21  The north magnetic pole lies to the west of the geographic North Pole.
22  The west of the city was largely unaffected by the bombing.
23  They began the difficult descent of the mountain's south west face.
24  We enlarged the house by adding a west wing.
25  The pioneers went west across North America, cutting down forests and planting new crops.
26  On the west coast, the temperature changes very little between summer and winier.
27  A damp wind blew from the west.
28  The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
29  He lives to the west of the town.
30  A swallow flew west skimming the lake.