Definitions of Receiving

  1. Intended to receive.
  2. Act of receiving.

Usage examples for Receiving

  1. To enter her door was at once to get the impression that one was receiving a high privilege. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  2. This speech is in accordance with instructions which Mr. Gerard is receiving. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  3. No man would exchange his labour without receiving an ample quantity of food in return. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  4. For some time after receiving this letter, Jasper had expected the appearance of this Pierre Landis, then had forgotten him. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  5. I am receiving badly. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  6. It was almost the same as if he were receiving relief himself. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  7. " Lady Janet is receiving some visitors," she said. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  8. I will only say, duchess, that you are not forgotten, that we regret receiving so few letters from you, and that, whether near or far away, you and yours are always loved. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  9. We are parsonage people, and we are accustomed to receiving men and women as worthy of our trust, until we find them different. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  10. Dic paused for an answer, but receiving none, continued with emphasis:- " I did not go into the house. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  11. Cicero, receiving this answer, consulted with his friends. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  12. Instead, he died somewhere abroad without receiving much of anything for his invention. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  13. I've been on the receiving end- a while back. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  14. Eunice did not answer all his letters, but she took pleasure in receiving them. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  15. I tried him, and he promised to follow us presently to the East India House to sign papers to- night in order to the settling the business of my receiving money for Tangier. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. Receiving visiters, giving Mr. Falkirk his tea, sitting with him through the evening; until, at last, it was done and he had gone, and she could be alone. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  17. In this they are receiving help from the Government. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  18. On our left the Foot Guards and Fusiliers of the 1st German Guard Division, after receiving a terrible pounding from our guns when they poured into Royston at the heels of our Mounted Infantry, had fought their way up the heights to within fifteen hundred yards of our trenches on the upper slopes of the ridge. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  19. He told me, yesterday, he was surprised at not receiving an answer from Mrs. Clifton, and at the silence of Sir Arthur. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  20. Not receiving any reply, the judge repeated: Your name? – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc