American in a sentence

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Definition of American

  • Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.
  • Of or pertaining to the United States.
  • A native of America; -- originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United States.
  • the English language as used in the United States
  • a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
  • a native or inhabitant of the United States
  • of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
  • of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture

How to use american in a sentence. American pronunciation.

We Americans think a lot of ourselves.
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Her mother was an American.
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My grandmother was an American Quaker.
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I had never seen such wild, free, magnificent horsemanship outside of a circus as these picturesquely-clad Mexicans, Californians and Mexicanized Americans displayed in Carson streets every day.
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Why, you turnip, if you had laid low and kept dark, there's chances to buy an American horse for mighty little more than you paid for that bloody old foreign relic.
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A few orthodox Americans straggled in from California, but no love was lost between the two classes of colonists.
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The hired girl of one of the American families was Irish, and a Catholic; yet it was noted with surprise that she was the only person outside of the Mormon ring who could get favors from the Mormons.
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Californians began to flock in, and the American element was soon in the majority.
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Once we made twenty-five miles in a day, and once we made forty miles (through the Great American Desert), and ten miles beyond-fifty in all -in twenty-three hours, without halting to eat, drink or rest.
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When we Americans swell with pride over our industrial prosperity, we might profitably reflect for a moment on the comparative value of America's and Russia's contributions to literature and music.
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Russian literature and American literature are twins.
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In the early years of the nineteenth century, American literature sounds like a child learning to talk, and then aping its elders; Russian literature is the voice of a giant, waking from a long sleep, and becoming articulate.
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Nothing excites the envy of an American travelling in Europe more sharply than to hear Russian men and women speaking European languages fluently and idiomatically.
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Here is where a Russian understands the American or the French point of view, much better than an American or a Frenchman understands the Russian's.
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We Americans are skinful of prejudices.
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So, while the Russian character is marked by an extreme sensitiveness to mental impressions, it is without the rawness and immaturity of the American.
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The typical American has some strong qualities that seem in the typical Russian conspicuously absent; but his very practical energy, his pride and self-satisfaction, stand in the way of his receptive power.
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Now a conspicuous trait of the Russian is his humility; and his humility enables him to see clearly what is going on, where an American would instantly interfere, and attempt to change the course of events.
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For, however inspiring a full-blooded American may be, the most distinguishing feature of his character is surely not Humility.
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To an Englishman or an American, perhaps the most striking trait in the Russian character is his lack of practical force-the paralysis of his power of will.
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Examples of American

Example #1
We want every land to do as we do; and we want to make 'em do it.
Example #2
But it isn't any use going on these special missions.
Example #3
She didn't know your name-Miss Hylda Maryon, I mean.
Example #4
He handed over the unaddressed envelope.
Example #5
She always spoke like that.
Example #6
In Egypt I shall remember, as I should remember.