Usage examples for constructive

  1. Constructive plans should first be talked over with one's immediate superior, and with his approval carried to the next man, or he may carry them himself. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. Bishop Lee, as President of Wilberforce University and a functionary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, rendered his race constructive service. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  3. Presentation of a few fundamental facts, combined with vigorous discussion tending to develop the student's ability to use these facts, and particularly tending to develop a constructive habit of investigation, seems to be the most profitable use of time during the course of training. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  4. It was the first time in all the time she had known the girl that she had found her eagerly planning anything that was really constructive and beneficial to everyone. – Natalie: A Garden Scout by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  5. What had all this dust- to- dust talk to do with any one as vital, and electric, and constructive as Molly Brandeis. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  6. He had inherited his father's constructive imagination, and his father's discipline had increased it. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  7. A character analysis party is a fascinating entertainment- the game is helpful to students and constructive for children. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  8. Rivadavia, the greatest constructive statesman of the era, undertook the reform of the laws and the administration. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  9. Much critical and constructive work has been done during the past quarter of a century and is being done to- day. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  10. But it is a little constructive work- not a great one. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. The Board of Consulting Engineers summoned by President Roosevelt in 1905 to advise the Isthmian Canal Commission recommended, in a majority report, a tide- level canal as practicable and best fulfilling the national requirements, defined by the Spooner Act of 1902. But whereas they had detailed schemes for high- level canals before them, they were in the matter of the sea- level project at the disadvantage of having to act in a constructive capacity and elaborate the details of a scheme before they could criticise it. – The Panama Canal and its Makers by Vaughan Cornish
  12. The child's reading should be constructive rather than destructive. – Children and Their Books by James Hosmer Penniman
  13. History afforded no example of such a gigantic act of constructive statesmanship. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  14. It was strength, not weakness, that had put its stamp upon his countenance, and upon Anne's; the strength that survives the constructive years, the years of development. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. Do you realize, my dear, this marks the first time the C. E. L. has managed to put something constructive through Congress? – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  16. Finally comes the Woman's Movement for Constructive Peace, out of which has grown the organization of the Woman's Peace Party. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  17. We are already making good progress in the constructive use of atomic power. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. The scheme is, therefore, not so much constructive as decorative, and a great many of its most offensive qualities may be ascribed to the fact that the purposes for which it was designed have been omitted. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  19. Now, however, American capitalism, like the world capitalist system of which it is a part, has exhausted its constructive role of building the industries. – Labor's Martyrs by Vito Marcantonio
  20. 584. " By instinct or design he eschews what demands constructive patience." – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang