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Below you will find the definition of quarry, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
EXAMPLES - Quarry in a Sentence
- Hunting, no matter the quarry is what you make it. (source)
- The quarry was a desolate, forbidding place anyway. (source)
- Up there in the quarry is a car loaded with granite. (source)
- Two finishing concerns located at the quarry are the J. (source)
- When I go hunting, harvesting my quarry is just a bonus. (source)
- But sometimes the best way to find this quarry is by using your ears. (source)
- His quarry was a squat, ugly shape, dark against the distant star-clouds. (source)
- The survey has further shown that the quarry is a localized, limited quarry. (source)
- You may want to use what is called quarry tile; it is made of a very thick stone. (source)
- The quarry was the frigate _Belvidera_, the most offensive of the British blockading force. (source)
- The company wants to operate a quarry, which is opposed by the township and nearby businesses. (source)
- The quarry was a broad-faced young man who'd wedged himself into a corner of the recovery room. (source)
- His quarry is a shadowy, elusive figure, and even his supposed colleagues seem out to destroy him. (source)
- Jim's foot was bothering him a little, and his attitude toward the quarry was a rather negative one. (source)
- If the distance from the tile-making unit to the sand quarry is short, smaller quantities may be delivered. (source)
- The quarry is about a mile away, and the stone costs a lot less than concrete while providing good strength. (source)
- You mention you intend to start hunting, but you didn't say whether your quarry is small game or medium game. (source)
- Their quarry is a three-sided, foot square orange and white nylon box that usually dangles from a bush or a tree. (source)
- IMHO, anyone who cannot get within 300 yds. of their chosen quarry is not a hunter, he is an optimistic artilaryman! (source)
- If the quarry is a big-horn, a man needs especially to be sound in wind and limbs, and to be both hardy and resolute. (source)
- That was the crucial instant, and down went Gray on top of her as though she were a foot-ball, and the quarry was his. (source)
- The base of the quarry is the only flat part of the site and this is used for car access and the entrance to the house. (source)
- Their quarry is a U.N. aide worker named Marion Dupuis who has suddenly disappeared from her assignment in war-torn Africa. (source)
- An evolutionary arms race between predatory garter snakes and their newt quarry is turning out to be something of an illusion. (source)
- Back when I was an adolescent collector of antique phonograph records with limited pocket capital, my quarry was the black shellac 78. (source)
- John Carter and Graham Pollard were steadily brave, for their quarry was a man of crushing authority and of hushing connections: Thomas J. (source)
- Our quarry is the de jure question: what is this rationality or rational justification Christian belief is alleged by its detractors not to have? (source)
- A quarry is a quarry is a quarry, but it's odd to see in Beer Town U.S.A., of all places, paintings that depict German and British women picking hops. (source)
- _Tremolite_ is quite abundant on a large mass of limestone in the extreme upper quarry, which is a short distance east of the main one, over a small hill. (source)
- Whether your quarry is the grey ghost (coyote), prairie dogs, upland game, waterfowl or big game, services and lodging are available throughout the region. (source)
- Their quarry are the Fido's and Snowball's that I mentioned earlier since they long ago lost use of their natural defense mechanisms and they become easy pickings. (source)
- This absurd habit is doubtless the chief reason why there are so few hounds worth their salt in the more serious kinds of hunting, where the quarry is the jaguar or big peccary. (source)
- _ Mingling with the larger bones in the quarry are the more or less perfect remains of swamp turtles, of dwarf crocodiles, of the entirely different group of plated dinosaurs, or (source)
- London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative-or something far more complicated. (source)
- As they approached the village the gates were thrown open to admit them, and then, as the people saw the victim of the chase, a savage cry rose to the heavens, for the quarry was a man. (source)
- All Cadfael could see of the quarry was a thin arm and a fist hardly bigger than a child's, that reached out of the chaos to grip the edge of the altar-cloth with life-and-death desperation. (source)
- The resources of his Latinised vocabulary enable him to rise by successive gyrations to a point of vantage above his prey, and then the downward rush that strikes the quarry is a Saxon monosyllable. (source)
- Whenever possible, the horsemen kept close enough to take an immediate hand in the fight, if the quarry was a full-grown wolf, and thus save the dogs from the terrible punishment they were otherwise certain to receive. (source)
- Jackson McQuigg, the History Center's vice president of properties, called the 3-acre quarry, which is believed to have produced gravel and stone for some of Atlanta's earliest roads, "one of our biggest assets and liabilities." (source)
- The walls of the quarry are a hundred feet in depth, and at the bottom are now acres upon acres of the most delightful gardens, whose luxuriance is attributable to the fact that they are shielded from the winds while the sun reaches them nearly all the day. (source)
- The inter-agency task force links Horn to illicit activities in Yemen, Nice and London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative - or something far more complicated. (source)
- The task force links Horn to a prison break in Yemen, a bombing in Nice and a raid in London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative or something far more complicated. (source)
- This road branches into two at the limestone kilns, about a mile from the railroad track, and the left hand branch is taken, which leads more directly to the quarry, which is on the right hand, about a mile further on, and quite conspicuous by the loose rock lying in front of the quarry. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "quarry" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 9 synonyms for quarry.
aim, chase, game, objective, prey, prize, quest, ravin, victim
We have 0 antonyms for quarry.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwôrˈē, kwŏrˈē)
View up to 25 definitions of quarry from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A hunted animal; prey.
- (noun) Hunted animals considered as a group; game.
- (noun) An object of pursuit: The police lost their quarry in the crowd.
- (noun) An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
- (noun) A rich or productive source: found the book an indispensable quarry of information.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.
- (verb) To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
- (verb) (transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
- (noun) An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
- (noun) An object of search or pursuit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Same as 1st quarrel.
- (adjective) Quadrate; square.
- (noun) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
- (noun) A heap of game killed.
- (noun) The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Square; quadrate.
- (None) Stout; fat; corpulent.
- (noun) A square or lozenge.
- (noun) A small square or lozenge-shaped pane of glass: same as quarrel, 1 .
- (noun) A bolt or arrow with a square head: same as quarrel, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
- (noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
- (noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
- (noun) animal hunted or caught for food