Sentence Examples


  • With another look down, she found her first foothold along the side of the cave and began to climb.
  • All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. She glanced up at him again, not expecting someone from the lower class and trained for battle to wear such a classic quote.
  • In the 1500s it spread all through Europe, in the 1600s expanded its foothold in North America, and by the mid-1700s regularly occurred almost everywhere in the world.
  • When in working with his hands at some lofty almost isolated place in the rigging, which chances to afford no foothold, the sailor at sea is hoisted up to that spot, and sustained there by the rope; under these circumstances, its fastened end on deck is always given in strict charge to some one man who has the special watch of it.
  • I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher, who knew that if I persevered, I should find my mental foothold again and get a grip on my faculties.

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