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Examples of vane in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of vane, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

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EXAMPLES - Vane in a Sentence

  1. Regulatory policy seemingly set by a weather vane? (source)
  2. He seems a kind of smug incurious weather vane really. (source)
  3. Give it a rudimentary sensor, and a steerable vane for guidance. (source)
  4. On the subject of Clinton his weather vane is now spinning wildly. (source)
  5. This Penn guy has proven to be about as prescient as a weather vane. (source)
  6. Huckleberry is a huckster and a pseudo-pious purveyor of vane aspirations. (source)
  7. The world decided he was a weather vane for the nation's economic troubles. (source)
  8. The vane, which is a gilded copper figure of St. Michael, is seventeen feet high. (source)
  9. This is six times the volumetric capacity of a rotary vane pump of comparable size. (source)
  10. Hillary is a weather vane without principles and this memo is another example of that. (source)
  11. There was a terra-cotta planter on the porch and an antique weather vane on the garage. (source)
  12. But it is Azerbaijan's role as a regional weather vane that draws the most Western focus. (source)
  13. Might I suggest wearing an Israel flag pin on your jacket as weather vane for a couple of days? (source)
  14. "Might I suggest wearing an Israel flag pin on your jacket as weather vane for a couple of days?" (source)
  15. The observation turned into a vane when power struggle push Prochanda to turn downed from premiership. (source)
  16. Hillary's statements continue to lack specificity and allow her to act like a weather vane on any issue. (source)
  17. Carmen: I totally agree with "vane" all my pics & private messages have gone, I thought something was ... (source)
  18. Jon Huntsman Jr. said, "You can't be a perfectly lubricated weather vane on the important issues of the day." (source)
  19. Nobody watching that woman on stage saw a frothing at the mouth hawk, or a triangulating, insubstantial weather vane. (source)
  20. From the weather vane down to the stone foundations, Timberline Lodge is a product of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New (source)
  21. Glad you made the point about the UK being responsible for just 2% of emissions, any efforts we do make will be in vane. (source)
  22. I wish her the best in the Senate, but I will never welcome any DLC, weather vane, "new" Democrat of EITHER sex as my party's nominee. (source)
  23. a similar construction; one of them had a kind of vane at the mast head, which appeared to be made of the same materials as their sail. (source)
  24. He also notes that the house acts as a weather vane since the wind whistling through the bottles 'exposed necks alerts him to approaching storms. (source)
  25. But in 2000 and 2004, the Republican rank and file was more apt to ridicule Gore as a stiff fabulist or Kerry as an effete weather vane of a politician. (source)
  26. If the turning vane is not used, some of the air will get around the turn, but backpressure will be created, and the flow rate of the air will be reduced. (source)
  27. In fact, they are right now, affixing an image of our lady to the weather vane, at the winner's circle, where people are gathering waiting for that celebration. (source)
  28. The man it depicts, across a very broad canvas, is a onetime reformer who was corrupted by power absolutely, an impossibly vane, imperious, intransigent autocrat. (source)
  29. I feel like it's never ending, and I am the last person who can love so deeply and be so devoted to a greater purpose; but I feel like my efforts are consistently in vane. (source)
  30. Hillary fights well too and she can spin an issue faster than a weather vane in a hurricane but when it comes to actually accomplishing something and leading on the issues. (source)
  31. ` ` And, '' continued the girl with some asperity, ` ` if there is anything on earth that changes its mind as often as a weather-vane, that is less certain, less constant -- -- '' (source)
  32. A three-day sale offered more than 20,000 items that once filled the restaurant, from crystal chandeliers and china to kitchen equipment and knickknacks like a pig-shaped weather vane. (source)
  33. So I now have a titanium skull and my head is like a weather vane, but aside from that and some middle-aged moments, my brain functions as well as it ever has about 95 percent of the time. (source)
  34. Hence my bad pun about a sort of faith that is in "vane" - itself turned by the winds of time and changing worldview, and yet often without those who adamantly hold to it realizing the shift that has taken place. (source)
  35. Working from da Vinci's drawings, Italian artisans created his parachute, weather vane and mechanical drum inventions, among others, and his experimental devices to measure humidity, the slope of a hill and wind speed. (source)
  36. He swung like a weather vane and was a reliable shill for the Republican Party, though instead of Christ on the cross he settled for James Garfield, who ended up, thanks to an assassin's bullet, a martyr to civil - service reform. (source)
  37. While the generic ballot test is an imperfect measure of how any individual race might turn out, it is widely accepted as a relatively good political weather vane -- telling you which way (and how strongly) the wind is blowing nationally. (source)
  38. As the clouds float by, the weather vane -- an image of Father Time -- turns and scythes the breeze, and members of the Marylebone Cricket Club politely applaud in the red brick Pavilion, a Victorian pile older than any stadium in the U.S. (source)
  39. My contribution in that "vane" is to express the hope that more Canadian companies will view the electricity building in the air as an exciting indicator of the numerous opportunities emerging for global business, and not of the static kind. (source)
  40. Did they dye in vane? because when a country is not able to provide a fair judicial system to its people. and covers corruption, abuses women and children, allows judges to break laws and go unpunished .... the meaning of freedom is dangerously flirting with anarchy. (source)
  41. As for their ability to provide strategic direction, frankly with all the interest groups, politicial initiatives and performance stats they changing direction so fast that their only real use is either as a spinning top or, if you were to stick a pike up their arse, as political weather-vane. on November 7, 2009 at 8: 12 pm Sam Browne (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "vane" 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 3 synonyms for vane.

fan, feather, weathercock


We have 0 antonyms for vane.


Pronunciation: (vān)

Syllabification: ['vane']


View up to 25 definitions of vane from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A weathervane.
  2. (noun) Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  3. (noun) The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  4. (noun) The movable target on a leveling rod.
  5. (noun) A sight on a quadrant or compass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A weather vane.
  2. (noun) Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  3. (noun) The flattened, web-like part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  4. (noun) A sight on a sextant or compass.
  5. (noun) One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely.
  2. (noun) Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; ; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid.
  3. (noun) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together.
  4. (noun) One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) A flag or pennon.—
  2. (noun) A weathercock; a device which is moved by the wind in such a manner as to show the wind's direction; a weathervane.
  3. (noun) A device used on shipboard to answer the purpose of a weathercock: generally called dogvane.
  4. (noun) A device similar to a weather-vane, attached to an axis, and having a surface exposed to a moving current, as in an anemometer or a water-meter.
  5. (noun) In ornithology, the web of a feather on either side of the shaft; the pogonium; the vexillum. Also used of an arrow. See feather, and cuts under aftershaft and penciling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
  2. (noun) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
  3. (noun) mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
  4. (noun) a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it