Usage examples for grounds

  1. The thing itself, and the idea of it, are two such different grounds upon which to come either to a decision or to action! – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  2. " I should have known no better," observed Eveena; " but being brought up at home, I learned to know all the plants in my father's grounds, which were more various, I believe, than usual." – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. He- oh, hear the name, then; Chillon must never hear it;- Lord Brailstone was denied the right to step on Lord Fleetwood's grounds. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. But Ellen cried to think what she had done, and mamma said it showed what it was to speak to a strange young man; and she has never let Ellen and me go out of the grounds by ourselves since that day. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. Send them back to our hunting grounds." – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  6. A few minutes later we found ourselves once more in the grounds of Cray's Folly. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  7. How to Plan the Home Grounds. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  8. After he had mumbled something about rain or wet grounds, I coldly enquired: " Mr. Poopendyke, are you employed by me or by that woman upstairs?" – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. Then he went on to the grounds. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  10. They went for a little walk in the grounds; as they returned they met Donal going out with Davie. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  11. It might have been Neale's imagination leading him to believe that there were really grounds for hope. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  12. A man had been shot to death there about five years before by a guard, on no better grounds than that the man had not moved quickly enough in response to an order. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  13. " I assure you, Almayer," he said, gently, " that I have good grounds for my demand." – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  14. On these grounds, Pembroke resolved to write to Mr. Loftus, and ease the anxiety of his heart. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  15. At my visit in the following summer, I attended a Camp- Meeting on grounds a short distance east of the Church. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  16. You do not love me, or you would give me my promise fast enough on other grounds. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  17. When, therefore, this hour passed, they certainly had sufficient grounds for their anxiety and uneasiness, and some of the men did not hesitate to express their conviction that the Riflemen would not come at all. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  18. But, if you should be unable to discover any grounds for a case against the railways? – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  19. No, Stella, my prison was a large house, with grounds around it. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  20. It is a pleasure to know that you approve of us on those grounds. – A Kentucky Cardinal by James Lane Allen