Cant in a sentence

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Definition of Cant

  • An outer or external angle.
  • An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
  • A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
  • A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
  • A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
  • A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
  • To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
  • To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
  • To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
  • An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
  • The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
  • The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
  • Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
  • Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
  • To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
  • To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
  • To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
  • A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
  • to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
  • two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  • stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
  • insincere talk about religion or morals
  • a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
  • a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
  • heel over

How to use cant in a sentence. Cant pronunciation.

If Chicago can't have the newest thing, she won't have anything.
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Thinks nobody can see through him, and there's nobody that can't.
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We had not less than thirty thousand "feet" apiece in the "richest mines on earth" as the frenzied cant phrased it-and were in debt to the butcher.
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I can't believe, Sir, says she, that that poor Stock of Beauty I am Owner of, can ever produce any such fatal Effects as those you speak of.
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Well, I had better tell you that I'm leaving home because I can't get on with my people.
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Mr. Higgins is rich, and I can't say he's unkind to me; he'll give me as much as I want; but I'm sure he'll be very glad to get me out of the house.
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But I can't get on at home, and it's better for all that we should part.
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I can't endure such behaviour, and I wonder what Mrs. Rumford thinks of it.
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But I can't fancy myself marrying him, He has a long nose, and talks through it.
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No," I said, "I can't marry Mr. Cobb.
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But-but somehow I can't do that.
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The thing is, I can't trust what she says; I don't believe she knows her own mind.
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Where she got her information I can't imagine.
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But I can't, and won't, go home.
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After a moment's reflection, Louise said quietly: 'I can't go home.
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The other glared in astonishment, which tended to wrath. 'But can't you see, Mrs. Mumford, that it's for your _own_ good as well as ours?
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You told me and my daughter distinctly that you had a great deal of the very best society, and that was what Lou came here _for_, and you knew it, and you can't deny that you did.
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You can't stay here, mother, after this, and I'm not going to have anyone new to wait on me.
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And how clearly the children themselves perceive that their parents take them for babies who can't understand anything, when really they understand everything!
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They can't create anything interesting; with them almost everything is true. . . .
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Examples of Cant

Example #1
Of course, or you wouldn't be talking the English language-though I've heard they talk it better in Boston than they do in England, and in Chicago they're making new English every day and improving on the patent.
Example #2
She won't let Shakespeare or Milton be standards much longer.
Example #3
If you stay long in Egypt, you'll find that Achmet is the worst, and Nahoum the Armenian the deepest, pasha in all this sickening land.
Example #4
The Old Muslin I call him, because he's so diaphanous.
Example #5
We were stark mad with excitement-drunk with happiness-smothered under mountains of prospective wealth-arrogantly compassionate toward the plodding millions who knew not our marvellous canyon-but our credit was not good at the grocer's.
Example #6
In a little while we owned largely in the "Gray Eagle," the "Columbiana," the "Branch Mint," the "Maria Jane," the "Universe," the "Root-Hog-or-Die," the "Samson and Delilah," the "Treasure Trove," the "Golconda," the "Sultana," the "Boomerang," the "Great Republic," the "Grand Mogul," and fifty other "mines" that had never been molested by a shovel or scratched with a pick.