Bite in a sentence

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Definition of Bite

  • To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
  • To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
  • To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
  • To cheat; to trick; to take in.
  • To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
  • To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
  • To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
  • To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  • To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  • To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  • The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite.
  • The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  • The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  • A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  • The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
  • A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  • A sharper; one who cheats.
  • A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.
  • a portion removed from the whole
  • the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  • a strong odor or taste property
  • wit having a sharp and caustic quality
  • (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait
  • a light informal meal
  • a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
  • a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  • penetrate or cut, as with a knife
  • deliver a sting to
  • to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
  • cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

How to use bite in a sentence. Bite pronunciation.

It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
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Seeing six boys attacking one, he attempts to rescue the solitary fighter, when to his surprise the gamin turns on him, insults him, strikes him with a stone, and bites him.
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Take these away and Shakespear is no longer Shakespear: all the bite, the impetus, the strength, the grim delight in his own power of looking terrible facts in the face with a chuckle, is gone; and you have nothing left but that most depressing of all things: a victim.
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It was not a dressing favorable to an aseptic condition of the wound, perhaps, nor was there anything in the quid of tobacco calculated to withdraw the poison or neutralize its effects, so the doctors may characterize this as a very foolish proceeding; but country people skilled in simples and herb remedies might tell some of these ultra scientific surgeons that the application of a quid of tobacco or of a leaf of tobacco to the sting of a wasp or the bite of a spider, or even the sting of a scorpion, is nearly always attended by beneficial results.
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We haven't had a bite to eat since morning," Margery Brown reminded her friends.
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He hath wronged me in some humours; I should have borne the humour'd letter to her; but I have a sword, and it shall bite upon my necessity.
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They wouldn't bite you anyhow.
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It is a large hairy spider that lives in the tropics, and its bite is very poisonous.
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There was hardly a bite in the autumn air, but Cronshaw had a morbid fear of draughts and even in the warmest weather sat inside.
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Now, brother, when I heard this, I did not feel very comfortable; for I thought to myself, what a queer place such a road would be to pitch one's tent upon, and how impossible it would be for one's cattle to find a bite of grass upon it; and I thought likewise of the danger to which one's family would be exposed of being run over and severely scorched by these same flying, fiery vehicles; so I made bold to say that I hoped such an invention would never be countenanced, because it was likely to do a great deal of harm.
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The thought of what she might say made her bite her lips, as if her lips would protect her.
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I have known him bite boys who used their alpenstocks to him.
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The mule whinnied, arched up its back, and shook itself, swung back its head, first one side then on the other, to bite at the hot place where the basket had been, but apparently without allaying the hot irritation which troubled it.
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He will bite it off!
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In a case of the alienated wife, whose blood is running another way, no foul snake's bite is more poisonous than that indicatory touch, however simple and slight.
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He was soon sitting on the end of the log carriage under the shelter of the saw-mill roof, his line dangling into the water of the forebay, waiting for a bite.
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She remembered that once when she was a very little girl she had confidingly held out her finger to a parrot and that the unfriendly creature had immediately taken a bite out of it.
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An ecstatic smile spread over his face, he grabbed the apple, took a big bite, and fell into line just as they all marched off the stage.
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Oh, but you did bite nicely that time," and Arthur laughed again at her pretended rage.
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The Hotten who has got hold of you here is a dirty little pirate, who snatches at everybody grown fat enough to yield him a bite (paltry, unhanged creature); so that in fact he is a symbol to you of your visible rise in the world here; and, with Conway's vigilance to help, will do you good and not evil.
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Examples of Bite

Example #1
Christian though he was, he was, nevertheless, Oriental to his farthermost corner, and had the culture of a French savant.
Example #2
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
Example #3
He is a multitudinous blessing, with masculine virility and shrewd insight, along with the sensitiveness and tenderness of a good woman.
Example #4
Every one confides in him, all go to him for advice and solace.
Example #5
Now who can think of Shakespear as a man with a grievance?
Example #6
He is tragic, bitter, pitiable, wretched and broken among a robust crowd of Jonsons and Elizabeths; but to me he is not Shakespear because I miss the Shakespearian irony and the Shakespearian gaiety.