WHEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WHEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
when
 ad.  at what time
 conj.  at or during time that, after which
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  But when he entered, misery and despair alone welcomed him.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  The only crazy I was was when I married him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody's looking at him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  I accepted a commission as first lieutenant when it began.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  I love New York on summer afternoons when every one's away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
6  That request seemed superfluous when I wrote it.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
7  They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
8  "My memory goes back to when I first met him," he said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  Even little babes, when I take them in my arms, weep bitterly.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
10  But I paused when I reflected on the story that I had to tell.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
11  It was about five in the morning when I entered my father's house.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  Then the time comes," said Herbert, "when you see your opening.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
14  He told me so this afternoon when he heard you were coming.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
15  Your poor sister is much the same as when you left.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  Her heart beat violently when she received the letter.
17  He often keeps aloof when we chat together.
18  It is too late to grieve when the chance is past.
19  Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
20  Don't touch ambiguity when you are in love.
21  Use a light touch when applying cream or make-up.
22  Take time when time cometh, lest time steal away.
23  Take time when time comes lest time steal away.
24  The snow soon melted away when the sun came out.
25  He was hipped when he dropped from the tree.
26  I get broody when I see baby clothes in shop windows.
27  Don't follow others' steps when making your own trip.
28  He was really terrific when I was in trouble.
29  A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
30  I lied when I said I didn't like you.