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 Meanings and Examples of WIRE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
wire
 n.  metal that has been formed into a thin flexible thread
Classic Sentence: (84 in 6 pages)
1  She perched on the edge of a chair like a bird on a telegraph wire before starting for Africa.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
2  The whole tree hummed with the whizz they made, as if each bird plucked a wire.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
3  I must wire to the King without delay.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
4  When a woman has been seriously wronged by a man she no longer oscillates, and the usual symptom is a broken bell wire.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
5  I have had a wire that he arrived at Southampton this morning.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
6  Let me have a report by wire at Baker Street before evening.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
7  And now, Watson, it only remains for us to find out by wire the identity of the cabman, No.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
8  Very good, we will send a second wire to the postmaster, Grimpen: 'Telegram to Mr. Barrymore to be delivered into his own hand.'
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
9  Holmes had sent on a wire, so that Lestrade, as wiry, as dapper, and as ferret-like as ever, was waiting for us at the station.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
10  Holmes sent off a short wire and for the rest of the drive lay back in the cab, with his hat tilted over his nose to keep the sun from his face.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
11  If you have reason to believe that it is inhabited, do not force your way in, but send a wire to my friend and me.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
12  With the help of a wire, however, they forced round the key.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
13  The bell-rope hangs from the wire just to the right of my desk.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
14  The first thing that I did was to wire to Mr. Forbes, who had the case in hand.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
15  Because I had a wire from Hilton Cubitt this morning.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  The hamster had got through the wire at the front of its cage.
17  The windows were covered in wire mesh to keep out flies.
18  Pull the wire tight and then twist the ends round.
19  Remove the cakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
20  Remove all the rust with a wire brush.
21  The wire threaded through small loops.
22  Will you connect this wire to the television.
23  He is mending the wire mesh in front of the chicken coop.
24  When they are tender, strain the soup into a clean pan through a fine wire sieve.
25  You pin some animals inside a barbed wire closure, then allow people to come in there and take shots at them with arrows.
26  The other lasso is of wire, which not only catches the fugitive, but knocks him senseless or cuts his head off, as the case may be.
27  Obama and Romney embarked Saturday on the final stretch, making their closing arguments in the handful of battleground states that will decide the outcome of a tight race that is going down to the wire.
28  If those two wires touch, the appliance will short-circuit and probably go up in flames.
29  There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.
30  Someone had cut the telephone wires.