WHISTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WHISTLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
whistle
 v.  make a kind of musical sound by lips
 v.  emit a similar sound from mouth as birds
Classic Sentence: (185 in 13 pages)
1  Aubrey carried a whistle dangling from his buttonhole and a bicycle lamp attached to his belt while the others had short sticks thrust daggerwise through theirs.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  He set off abruptly for the Bull, walking rapidly lest his father's shrill whistle might call him back; and in a few moments he had rounded the curve at the police barrack and was safe.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  A second shrill whistle, prolonged angrily, brought one of the girls to the foot of the staircase.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  His father's whistle, his mother's mutterings, the screech of an unseen maniac were to him now so many voices offending and threatening to humble the pride of his youth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
5  And when two constabulary men had come into sight round a bend in the gloomy road he had broken off his prayer to whistle loudly an air from the last pantomime.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  Just then the whistle blew, and the train moved off.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  Then, taking his little silver whistle from his pocket, he blew a low, shrill call.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  The boat blew a long mournful whistle into the mist.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In EVELINE
9  On hearing the guard's whistle he set the train in motion and a second or two afterwards brought it to rest in response to loud cries.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
10  I pulled the string of the whistle, and I did this because I saw the pilgrims on deck getting out their rifles with an air of anticipating a jolly lark.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
11  They whistle some dreadful popular air from a British Opera.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
12  They got restless, and began to talk loudly and to whistle.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
13  That ain't a police whistle: that's a sporting whistle.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT I
14  Higgins throws back his head; stretches out his legs; and begins to whistle.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
15  Because you can't speak and whistle at the same time.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
Example Sentence:
1  England scored again, but the whistle had gone and the goal was disallowed.
2  A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time.
3  Don't whistle until you are out of the wood.
4  The referee blew the final whistle.
5  The referee blew his whistle for full time.
6  The ship whistle shrieked to leave.
7  He gave a low long whistle of surprise.
8  Please whistle up all the dogs quickly.
9  The teacher blew a whistle to start the race.
10  He used a whistle to decoy the birds within range.
11  The team were at their last gasp when the whistle went.
12  "Poor little thing!" said Alice, in a coaxing tone, and she tried hard to whistle to it.
13  We all saw the girl blush when a young man whistled as she walked by.
14  There was a yell at us, and a jingling of bells to stop the engines, a powwow of cussing, and whistling of steam -- and as Jim went overboard on one side and I on the other, she come smashing straight through the raft.
15  He was whistling softly to himself.