toggle menu
1000+ books

in a sentence

show 80 more with this conextual meaning
  • The only reason these guinea pigs weren't dangerous—didn't draw blood with their teeth and claws—was that they were practically domesticated.†   (source)
  • He's standing with two armfuls of groceries, looking very domesticated.†   (source)
  • bridle and domesticate
    wise guy = Kpymoiinauatt
    Dereliction of duty.†   (source)
  • I saw immediately that the trail had led to one of the few free motile isles which the Templars had saved from Hegemony domestication.†   (source)
  • After about a quarter of an hour, however, domestic harmony would be disturbed, their voices rose, and the epithets they used were now drawn from the entire range of domesticated animals, ending with the pig.†   (source)
  • They don't have domesticated forest sprites in whatever world you crawled out of?†   (source)
  • In my own inexperience I still thought of them as childlike savages barely domesticated by slavery.†   (source)
  • When Meme returned, her parents had made an agreement that not only would the girl think that Aureliano Segundo was still a domesticated husband but also that she would not notice the sadness of the house.†   (source)
  • The domesticated wilderness of pine, maple and oak rolled to a halt and stuck in the frame of the train window like a bad picture.†   (source)
  • As they proceeded down the mural, heading toward the back of Celbedeil, Eragon witnessed everything from the domestication of Feldunost to the carving of Isidar Mithrim, the first meeting between dwarves and elves, and the coronation of each new dwarf king.†   (source)
  • He tried to appear content, even domesticated, but after a few hours of bumping into other people, and of listening to Cypress, and of deflecting the rejections of his wife, he ate a sandwich and moved outdoors with his beer, to a spot under a tree beside the house where he could sit in peace and watch the occasional car go by.†   (source)
  • To get out of the house, to de-domesticate the landscape that had so far been the site of my work.†   (source)
  • But Kearney had it right: He found himself beholding a settled culture, in the southern half of what is now Arizona, that had brilliantly harmonized land, water, crops, and domesticated animals to create a peaceable kingdom of plenty and of virtue.†   (source)
  • A domesticated rapist, obviously, an expert on the woman question.†   (source)
  • I suppose I didn't expect you to have something quite so...domesticated.†   (source)
  • Dogs, though domesticated, were carnivores after all.†   (source)
  • Get some of that spirited African blood into your lazy, domesticated landino stock.†   (source)
  • Their memory of people endured long after all other traces of domestication were gone; and he was counting on another instinct: the dim memory of direction which lured them always south, to the Mexican desert where they were born.†   (source)
  • Then after millennia beyond thinking they domesticated some animals so that they lived with their food supply.†   (source)
  • Contrary to yet another myth, Eskimo dogs are not semi-domesticated wolves though both species may well have sprung from the same ancestry.†   (source)
  • And a well-paid, domesticated army was good for trade.†   (source)
  • He was one of the islanders who was determined to make the most of this visit, if only to show the Overlords that men still had plenty of initiative and were not yet, as he put it, "fully domesticated".†   (source)
  • So long as Cleo preferred comfortable and sheltered imprisonment, Anthony would remain a domesticated parrot.†   (source)
  • Police work has so often been sentimentalized, both by those who make policemen old-fashioned heroes and by those who would soften and domesticate them into weary, hard-working custodians and clerks—and the qualities of the police mind have so often been polished and ornamented, much as coffins are, and made to seem not only tolerable but downright commodious—that it behooves us to take stock of what police work does to the human body and soul.†   (source)
  • But it was well to find out what he wanted— Rod did not underrate the importance of domesticating plants; that was basic for all colonies and triply so for them.†   (source)
  • Nobody wants domesticated dinosaurs, Henry.†   (source)
  • Domesticated dinosaurs?†   (source)
  • This is based on the false idea that humans went out and forced animals to be domesticated.†   (source)
  • But the history of domestication is much more complicated.†   (source)
  • For many animals, domestication has been a winning strategy.†   (source)
  • It was originally domesticated by the Mayans.†   (source)
  • As for the real dogs, they never stood a chance: the wolvogs have simply killed and eaten all those who'd shown signs of vestigial domesticated status.†   (source)
  • It took centuries to still the fear in some pliable animals—domestication it's called—but most cannot get over their fear, and I doubt they ever will.†   (source)
  • But comparing a farm like Polyface to a concentration camp is to ignore reality — the reality of domesticated animals.†   (source)
  • And eventually it would mean the end of chickens, cattle, and many of the other domesticated species that at this point depend on us for their continued existence — depend, that is, on us eating them.†   (source)
  • In spite of his age he would not see patients in his office and continued to care for them in their homes as he always had, since the city was so domesticated that one could go anywhere in safety.†   (source)
  • If only I were a foot taller and a hundred pounds heavier, I could simply stand before them with a sign across my chest, stating i KNOW ALL ABOUT THEM, and they'd be as awed as though I were the original boogey man-somehow reformed and domesticated.†   (source)
  • I am domesticated.†   (source)
  • Years later, a typed personal letter would be considered almost an insult, but at that time the typewriter was still an office animal without its own code of ethics, and its domestication for personal use was not foreseen in the books on etiquette.†   (source)
  • He domesticated and developed the native wild flowers.†   (source)
  • This enclosure was full of domesticated cactus plants, of many varieties and great size (it seemed the Padre loved them), and among these hung wicker cages made of willow twigs, full of parrots.†   (source)
  • Louis, the attic dweller; Rhoda, the nymph of the fountain always wet; both contradicted what was then so positive to me; both gave the other side of what seemed to me so evident (that we marry, that we domesticate); for which I loved them, pitied them, and also deeply envied them their different lot.†   (source)
  • And there wasn't any longer enough character in the house even to give a name to and domesticate this pup.†   (source)
  • I didn't overlook the nobility of her project, how ancient it was, the kind of ambition that was involved or the aspect of game or hazard; I even was aware of a link to earliest times in the great venture of domestication.†   (source)
  • The domesticated generations fell from him.†   (source)
  • In the Northland, the only domesticated animal was the dog.†   (source)
  • But they had been domesticated for generations.†   (source)
  • Like him, they were domesticated wolves.†   (source)
  • This was one of the results of his domestication in Washington Square.†   (source)
  • This revolution is to be wrought by the gradual domestication of the idea of Culture.†   (source)
  • We are encamped in nature, not domesticated.†   (source)
  • These are essential traits of the wolf and the wild-dog when they have become domesticated, and these traits White Fang possessed in unusual measure.†   (source)
  • with the countless odours springing from their own special virtues, wisdom, habits, a whole secret system of life, invisible, superabundant and profoundly moral, which their atmosphere holds in solution; smells natural enough indeed, and coloured by circumstances as are those of the neighbouring countryside, but already humanised, domesticated, confined, an exquisite, skilful, limpid jelly, blending all the fruits of the season which have left the orchard for the store-room, smells changing with the year, but plenishing, domestic smells, which compensate for the sharpness of hoar frost with the sweet savour of warm bread, smells lazy and punctual as a village clock, roving smells, piou†   (source)
  • Twenty miles from the city a pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay, jut out into the most domesticated body of salt water in the Western hemisphere, the great wet barnyard of Long Island Sound.†   (source)
  • There were married couples looking domesticated and bored with each other in the midst of their travels; there were small parties and large parties, and lone individuals dining solemnly or feasting boisterously, but all thinking, conversing, joking, or scowling as was their wont at home; and just as intelligently receptive of new impressions as their trunks upstairs.†   (source)
  • So he became the enemy of his kind, domesticated wolves that they were, softened by the fires of man, weakened in the sheltering shadow of man's strength.†   (source)
  • The note of this once wild Indian pheasant is certainly the most remarkable of any bird's, and if they could be naturalized without being domesticated, it would soon become the most famous sound in our woods, surpassing the clangor of the goose and the hooting of the owl; and then imagine the cackling of the hens to fill the pauses when their lords' clarions rested!†   (source)
  • Perhaps you are not so much aware as I am of the mischief that may, of the unpleasantness that must arise from a young man's being received in this manner: domesticated among us; authorised to come at all hours, and placed suddenly on a footing which must do away all restraints.†   (source)
  • 'Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr. Micawber (formerly so domesticated) from his wife and family, is the cause of my addressing my unhappy appeal to Mr. Traddles, and soliciting his best indulgence.†   (source)
  • Like household dogs they came snuffling round us, right up to our gunwales, and touching them; till it almost seemed that some spell had suddenly domesticated them.†   (source)
  • If she were to lay aside her title, and, instead of visiting among the fashionable, become domesticated, as a poor governess, on some plantation in Louisiana or Alabama, she would see and hear things that would make her tell quite a different story.†   (source)
  • The elephant, which its owner had reared, not for a beast of burden, but for warlike purposes, was half domesticated.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, he reasoned with himself that she was just as good and just as true in love with him, as not in love with him; and that to make a kind of domesticated fairy of her, on the penalty of isolation at heart from the only people she knew, would be but a weakness of his own fancy, and not a kind one.†   (source)
  • Duncan, who knew that the animal was often domesticated among the Indians, followed the example of his companion, believing that some favorite of the tribe had found its way into the thicket, in search of food.†   (source)
  • Judge Temple smiled at the playfulness of his child, and taking her arm they entered the breakfast parlor, where the young hunter was seated with an air that showed his determination to domesticate himself in the family with as little parade as possible.†   (source)
  • 'It is,' I replied, 'and in its own element that creature preys on fish as the dog did on land animals before his race became domesticated by man.†   (source)
  • He had the reputation of being a clever man, had been there some three months waiting for his trial to come on, and would have to wait as much longer; but he was quite domesticated and contented, since he got his board for nothing, and thought that he was well treated.†   (source)
  • When it reached the house it domesticated itself at once, and became immediately a great favorite with my wife.†   (source)
  • Habitations, fences, domesticated animals, men, women, children, and the soil that bore them—all worn out.†   (source)
  • With the purest and most amiable generosity on one side; and the truest, warmest, soul-felt gratitude on the other; it is no wonder that, by the end of that short time, Oliver Twist had become completely domesticated with the old lady and her niece, and that the fervent attachment of his young and sensitive heart, was repaid by their pride in, and attachment to, himself.†   (source)
  • 'Yet,' said Jenny, after a time, 'I do not think you should despair of his recovery, for animals in their native state seldom care to allow those that have been once domesticated to consort with them.†   (source)
  • But elephants are far from cheap in India, where they are becoming scarce, the males, which alone are suitable for circus shows, are much sought, especially as but few of them are domesticated.†   (source)
  • The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the Mormons are mostly farmers; while ranches and pens for domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose, clumps of acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months later.†   (source)
  • The buffalo, after giving us much trouble, had now become perfectly domesticated, and was a very useful beast of burden, besides being a capital steed for the boys.†   (source)
  • I have no churlish objection to the circumnavigation of the globe, for the purposes of art, of study, and benevolence, so that the man is first domesticated, or does not go abroad with the hope of finding somewhat greater than he knows.†   (source)
  • If we dilate in beholding the Greek energy, the Roman pride, it is that we are already domesticating the same sentiment.†   (source)
  • Two of these proved to be a variety of the Blue Molucca pigeon; the third I assumed to be the Nicobar pigeon, having met with descriptions of its resplendent green, bronze, and steely-blue plumage; and I was pleased to think of domesticating them, and establishing them as first tenants of a suitable dwelling near the cave.†   (source)
  • The disquietude he felt on Katahdin's granite heights inspired some of his most powerful writing and profoundly colored the way he thought thereafter about the earth in its coarse, undomesticated state.   (source)
    undomesticated = not made fit for service to humans
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in undomesticated means not and reverses the meaning of domesticated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • These realizations moved clearly through the senses, the memory, the feelings, the mere feeling of the place they paused at, about a quarter of a mile from home, on a rock under a stray tree that had grown in the city, their feet on undomesticated clay, facing north through the night over the Southern Railway tracks and over North Knoxville, towards the deeply folded small mountains and the Powell River Valley, and above them, the trembling lanterns of the universe, seeming so near, so intimate, that when air stirred the leaves and their hair, it seemed to be the breathing, the whispering of the stars.†   (source)
  • [48] Louise Pound: Domestication of the Suffix /-fest/, /Dialect Notes/, vol. iv, pt. v, 1916†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)