Claim in a sentence

The word "claim" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of claim and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Claim

  • To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
  • To assert; to maintain.
  • To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  • A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.
  • A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
  • The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; as, a settler's claim; a miner's claim.
  • demand for something as rightful or due
  • an informal right to something
  • an established or recognized right
  • an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
  • an assertion that something is true or factual
  • a demand especially in the phrase
  • take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
  • assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
  • lay claim to; as of an idea
  • ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
  • demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

How to use claim in a sentence. Claim pronunciation.

But that the Prince Pasha of Egypt has set up a claim against my uncle's property is evil news; though, thanks be to God, as my father says, we have enough to keep us fed and clothed and housed.
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What claims has a prisoner?
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We prospected and took up new claims, put "notices" on them and gave them grandiloquent names.
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We traded some of our "feet" for "feet" in other people's claims.
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And some that are my Enemies, bestow upon it the Title of a _Bawdy-House_; but this Title I neither lay claim to, nor take Pleasure in.
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He looked up, proud and rejoicing as he thought thus, and painted to himself the joys of Paradise, to which this day he had earned an assured claim.
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Paulus had rescued her from the fall, but now-as he came up to her with two pieces of stone which were slightly hollowed, so that he had been able to bring some fresh water in them, and which he held level with great difficulty, walking with the greatest care-he thought that inexorable death had only too soon returned to claim the victim he had snatched from him, for Sirona's head hung down upon her breast, her face was sunk towards her lap, and at the back of her head, where her abundant hair parted into two flowing tresses, Paulus observed on the snowy neck of the insensible woman a red spot which the sun must have burnt there.
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Despite Gogol's undoubted claim to be regarded as the founder of Russian fiction, it is worth remembering that of the three works on which rests his international fame, two cannot possibly be called germinal.
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This last sentence shows the real animus against Turgenev that obsesses Mr. Baring's mind; once more the reader queries, Suppose Dostoevski be all that Mr. Baring claims for him, why is it necessary to attack Turgenev?
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But neither the church or the world have any _claim_ upon God for it.
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A poor, humble Christian woman had a claim on some property in a neighboring State.
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For more than a year the creditor waited, after having no attention paid to his correspondence or, claim by the debtor, who exhibited unmistakable obstinacy and want of courtesy.
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The lawyer, too, was fairly provoked at the faithlessness of the debtor in his promises or his attention to the subject; thus matters dragged wearily for months, yet exercised leniency in pressing the claim.
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Many times something had to be paid, and they had no means wherewith to meet the claims.
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She made faithful inquiry, but no one was found to claim it.
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When I opened it, how my heart beat for joy when I read these words from a comparative stranger: 'You will have many poor just now to claim your pity and your help, may I beg you to dispense the enclosed five pounds as you see fit?
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The attorney assured him that there was not a shadow of a risk in going security for her, as her property would be more than ample to cover any claim.
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Two young lady friends of mine have been enabled to claim the blessed promise of full salvation, not only to the healing of the soul, _but the body also_. My own experience helped them: On the 16th of January, last, in answer to constant prayer offered by myself and friends, I arose from what all thought to be my death-bed, and walked all over the house; also many miles on the streets during the next few months.
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I did not claim the full extent of the promise as I craved only relief from such terrible pain, as was then my portion to bear.
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I threw my eyes on the paper, and read a few words obediently; and though I understood almost nothing of it, from that moment I was certain that the claim of these gentlemen would never be paid.
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Examples of Claim

Example #1
But do thee keep enough of thy inheritance to bring thee safe home again to those who love thee.
Example #2
I am glad thee did find all he said was true, and that in Damascus thee was able to set a mark by my uncle's grave.
Example #3
Kaid would be in my brother's house at dawn, seizing all that is there and elsewhere, and I on my way to Fazougli, to be strangled or drowned.
Example #4
If Kaid knew of this tonight, I should be a prisoner before cockcrow.
Example #5
We traded some of our "feet" for "feet" in other people's claims.
Example #6
Meantime the camp was filling up with people, and there was a constantly growing excitement about our Humboldt mines.