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 Meanings and Examples of WIND
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wind
 n.  the movement of air outside, esp. when strong enough to be felt
 v.  turn or cause something to turn
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Thin as a rail and delicate enough for the wind to blow away and no spirit at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  But the South was aflame with war, events roared along as swiftly as if carried by a mighty wind and the slow tempo of the old days was gone.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  The door clicked open and a gust of cold wind swept the house, fluttering the curtains.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  Warm clothing, when it was obtainable at all, had risen to such prohibitive prices that Atlanta ladies were lining their old dresses with rags and reinforcing them with newspapers to keep out the wind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  The small cloud on the horizon had blown up swiftly into a large, sullen storm cloud and it was as though a faint, chilling wind blew from it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  No far-off cattle lowed, no birds sang, no wind waved the trees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  All the courtesy, all the gentleness Ellen had striven to instill in her had fallen away from her as quickly as leaves fall from trees in the first chill wind of autumn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  She rounded a thicket of pomegranate trees which were shaking bare limbs in the cold wind and saw him leaning on his axe, wiping his forehead with the back of his hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  He stopped and smiled faintly, shivering a little as the cold wind went through his thin shirt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  The wintry wind swept her damp ankles and she shivered again but her shiver was less from the wind than from the dread his words evoked in her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
11  He was not fearing the things she feared, not the gnawing of an empty stomach, nor the keenness of the winter wind nor eviction from Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
12  A cold wind was blowing stiffly and the scudding clouds overhead were the deep gray of slate when Scarlett and Mammy stepped from the train in Atlanta the next afternoon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
13  The sun shone intermittently the next morning and the hard wind that drove dark clouds swiftly across its face rattled the windowpanes and moaned faintly about the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  The sun dipped in and out from behind hurrying clouds, lighting the street with a false brightness which had no warmth in it, and the wind fluttered the lace of her pantalets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  She picked her way precariously across the stepping stones of the muddy street and walked forward until a sentry, his blue overcoat buttoned high against the wind, stopped her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence: (185 in 13 pages)
16  The wind had snapped the tree in two.
17  A trip to India may be in the wind.
18  The biting wind bleared the vision.
19  I think I'll see which way the wind is blowing before I vote at the board meeting.
20  Sail while the wind blows; wind and tide wait for no man.
21  The wall gives some protection from the prevailing wind.
22  A straw shows which way the wind blows.
23  A damp wind blew from the west.
24  Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
25  I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up.
26  Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
27  They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
28  A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.
29  It's hard sailing when there is no wind.
30  It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.