Sentence Examples


  • The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes The fragrance borrowed from the myrtle blooms; The thrush, poor wanderer, dropping meekly down, Clad in his remnant of autumnal brown; The oriole, drifting like a flake of fire Rent by a whirlwind from a blazing spire; The robin, jerking his spasmodic throat, Repeats imperious, his staccato note; The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate, Poised on a bullrush tipsy with his weight: Nay, in his cage the lone canary sings, Feels the soft air, and spreads his idle wings.
  • While still in the anteroom Prince Andrew heard loud voices and a ringing staccato laugh--a laugh such as one hears on the stage.
  • Gervais laughed softly with a hissing chuckle, and Speranski in a high-pitched staccato manner.
  • To a nearby third party, who has no choice in the matter, this staccato and often accentuated dialog can drive you mad !
  • A short staccato burst from the bass is followed by vocals and percussion heralding the song in.

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