Usage examples for invent

  1. I would not, for the sake of thrilling you with horror, invent so terrible a scene. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. There is probably no excuse which it would be possible to invent which a dentist has not already heard eighty or ninety times. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  3. Anybody who can invent a time machine would have to be a genius. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  4. " If I had a head like that I could invent machines, too," grumbled Don, feeling of his round little head in disgust. – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  5. So it was; I could not invent facts like these. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  6. One would suppose it was easier to tell what had occurred, than to invent something which had not occurred. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. " I've always thought that when the right one came I'd never give in the faintest bit till I had put him to every test and task and delay I could invent. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  8. If you can keep your promise without loss or inconvenience to yourself, then do it by all means; but if you cannot, invent some excuse and get out of it. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  9. Whoever it wrought, and first did invent it He shall, I warrant him, ere long repent it! – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  10. " I know no such thing," said Mrs. Margaret, " and if the Romans say so, I account it only another of their many lies; and I wonder they are not ashamed to invent tales so derogotary to the honour of him they call their head!" – Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times by Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood]
  11. And for her sake I shall invent some new folly. – King Arthur's Socks and Other Village Plays by Floyd Dell
  12. She would have to invent one for herself- " Yes!" – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  13. You will not be required to appear in the sublime presence before to- morrow afternoon, and will therefore have plenty of time to invent one." – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. He said: 'Did I expect him to invent a taxi when there wasn't one? – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. " Oh," said Rosalind, suddenly taking the words out of Miss Day's mouth, " when did you invent this little fiction?" – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  16. If, therefore, the Selenites have existed for thousands of centuries- if their brains are organised like that of human beings- they have invented all that we have invented, already, and even what we shall only invent in the lapse of centuries. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  17. It is a far- fetched jest, my Blanche; can you invent no better? – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  18. From that time forth I considered that to invent a story of any kind was a sin. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  19. " You seem so anxious that there should be a duel, that I should almost be tempted to invent an account of one, lest you should be too grievously disappointed," returned the diplomatist. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  20. But what excuse could she invent? – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009