Dictionary.net

Usage examples for construct

  1. These trees, the lads explained, were to be felled and used to construct a log cabin on the lake shore. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  2. Tom started work on his Wizard Camera, as he called it, the next day- that is he began drawing the designs, and planning how to construct it. – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  3. But he did not see why he should not take a certain hint from her letter, or construct a hint from it, at one with a vague intent prompted by his own restless and curious vanity. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  4. A man wants to use his strength, to see, if he can, what effect it will produce; and he will get the most complete satisfaction of this desire if he can make or construct something- be it a book or a basket. – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  5. It took years of labor to construct the mound, for it was thought best to have it large enough to give the experiment a thorough trial. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  6. There have been some nations who could do nothing but construct tombs, and these are the only traces they have left. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  7. For we can only construct and therefore perceive an individual figure in empty space. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  8. There being no Kingdom known to Science which can contain it, we must construct one. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  9. If we desire to construct a strong and noble character, we must not forget that the greatest lives have always rested on foundations of humility. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  10. They build the roads, put up the telegraph lines and telephone service, construct bridges and make the travel possible. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  11. One of the most difficult tasks I have ever set myself was to construct from the abundant but essentially contradictory accounts of Hadian a human figure in which I could myself at all believe; still, how gladly I set to work to do so! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Did it never enter your mind to think that it would be a proud thing to construct such buildings?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. This told them that a plank had started, and that their labours were useless; the men left their work, but Philip again encouraged them, and pointed out that they could easily save themselves, and all that they had to do was to construct a raft, which would hold provisions for them, and receive that portion of the crew who could not be taken into the boats. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. They construct and live in dwellings, build and cultivate sementeras, marry, and even bear children; and eventually, some of them, at least, die or change their forms again. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  15. Some writers, however, actually construct the squares and give a proof similar to the one in that proposition. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  16. We cut down a great number of straight branches, about ten feet long and about two inches thick; these we stuck firmly in the ground in a circle, just as we used to construct a kraal. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  17. The fact is that Newman's talent for philosophy, though considerable, nay, almost great even in a strict use of the word great, was insufficient to construct a comprehensive system without better guidance than he could find. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  18. Mr. Ludolph sat in his library trying to construct some plan by which Christine could be sent to Germany at once. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  19. Could fancy itself construct a woman so, pat to his hand? – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
X