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Usage examples for contain

  1. It seems to me now to contain the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, about that particular book, and to allow for whatever I may have done in verse since then. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  2. As for me, I could not contain myself. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 13 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  3. She cannot contain herself." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. He could contain himself no longer. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  5. As Maillot dropped into his chair, Stodger could no longer contain himself. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  6. English newspapers frequently contain advertisements offering them for sale. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  7. This lodge was large enough to contain fifty persons. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  8. Prasville had to make an effort to contain himself and to answer in a tone that was civil, or nearly so: I admit everything. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  9. Both men had the same thought- a new will, witnessed by two people, one of whom was dead, and the other a fugitive from justice; what did this will contain? – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  10. Does any one claim, or imagine, that school- books contain much nourishment for the heart and soul, or the moral feelings, or love of beauty? – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  11. Both his names contain seven letters. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  12. She would have much preferred to return to Loring, to have put miles between herself and Bullhampton, before she wrote a letter which must contain words of happy joy. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  13. Should a receipt also contain any other statement or contract beside the payment of money, this would have the same effect as any other contract between the parties, and would be equally binding on them. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  14. Does this sentence contain the secret history of the failure of Commandant Eloff? – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  15. I was delighted to hear that it will contain a portrait, for that will be just what I wish for. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  16. Unable to contain her admiration, she spoke her thought. – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
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