A in a sentence

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Definition of A

  • The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (�) of the Phœnician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the ä sound, the Phœnician alphabet having no vowel symbols.
  • The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A♯) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A♭) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.
  • An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically.
  • In each; to or for each; as, “twenty leagues a day”, “a hundred pounds a year”, “a dollar a yard”, etc.
  • In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in -ing which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition anwhich was used before the vowel sound); as in a hunting, a building, a begging.
  • A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they.
  • An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter
  • the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
  • the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
  • the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
  • (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
  • one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
  • any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes

How to use a in a sentence. A pronunciation.

THOU NEVER BILLED A MANY" VII.
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The tavern, the theatre, the cross-roads, and the cockpit-was ever such a day!
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Now, Davy, I must tell of a strange thing.
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She has become maid to a lady of degree, who has well befriended her.
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After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
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At last, a figure came from the door and went quickly down the hillside.
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I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
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As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
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By now I had recovered myself, for it was no ghost I saw, but a human being more distraught than was myself.
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He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
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For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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I thought him a little mad, but yet his speech had seemed not without dark meaning.
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He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
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A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
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He came to snatch old Soolsby's palace, his nest on the hill, to use it for a telescope, or such whimsies.
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Now is it astronomy, and now chemistry, and suchlike; and always it is the Eglington mind, which let God A'mighty make it as a favour.
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It scared him, as though I was the devil himself, to find me here.
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Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
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Examples of A

Example #1
FOR HIS SOUL'S SAKE AND THE LAND'S SAKE IX.
Example #2
V. THE WIDER WAY VI.
Example #3
Now, Davy, I must tell of a strange thing.
Example #4
Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.
Example #5
The tavern, the theatre, the cross-roads, and the cockpit-was ever such a day!