Sentence Examples


  • Her lip was still mending, but otherwise she didn't look as bad as expected.
  • There he stood, very quietly overlooking some sailmakers who were mending a top-sail in the waist.
  • So the soldiers, after a twenty-mile march, were kept mending and cleaning all night long without closing their eyes, while the adjutants and company commanders calculated and reckoned, and by morning the regiment--instead of the straggling, disorderly crowd it had been on its last march the day before--presented a well-ordered array of two thousand men each of whom knew his place and his duty, had every button and every strap in place, and shone with cleanliness.
  • Soldiers scattered over the whole place were dragging logs and brushwood and were building shelters with merry chatter and laughter; around the fires sat others, dressed and undressed, drying their shirts and leg bands or mending boots or overcoats and crowding round the boilers and porridge cookers.
  • One autumn day the farmer returned home from spending the day mending fences on the moorland edge.

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