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Definition of Den

  • A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.
  • A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.
  • Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.
  • A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
  • To live in, or as in, a den.
  • a room that is comfortable and secluded
  • a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
  • a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
  • the habitation of wild animals

How to use den in a sentence. Den pronunciation.

He thought of the den of lions hard by, of the cage of tigers-the menagerie not a thousand feet away.
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He had seen her thrown to the king of them all, killed in one swift instant, and dragged about the den by her warm white neck-this slave wife from Albania, his adored Fatima.
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But in a lurid picture of the pit, in a flash-light photograph of an underground den, in a sudden vision of a heap of garbage with unspeakable creatures crawling over it, he is impressive.
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He is obliged to occupy a bed in the same filthy den where he has so often visited the other patients, and his night-gown has a slimy smell of dried fish.
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As for the officers, they are much worse than the soldiers: their mess is nothing but an indescribably foul alcoholic den, where sodden drunkenness and filthy talk are the steady routine.
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To escape these oppressive thanks, Nancy did her best never to be alone with the poor lady; but a _tete-a-tete_ was occasionally unavoidable, as, for instance, on the third or fourth day after their arrival, when Mrs. Morgan had begged Nancy's company for a walk on the Den, whilst Jessica wrote letters.
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She strayed about the Den, never losing sight for more than a minute or two of the sea-fronting house where Tarrant lived.
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It was not till he made sure there was no one that he stooped under the blackthorns, and followed a trail, thinking the animal, probably a badger, had its den under the old stones; and to pass the time he sought for a den, but could find none.
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At first Ted had been going to say that perhaps they would look for a bear's den, but then he happened to remember that even talk of a bear, though of course there were none on Star Island, might scare his little brother and Jan.
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It may be only the den of a fox or some small animal, and not a real cave.
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But when Antony saw this sight, he exhorted those about him, saying, "Lose not heart, children; for as the Lord has been angry, so will he again be appeased, and the Church shall soon receive again her own order and shine forth as she is wont; and ye shall see the persecuted restored to their place, and impiety retreating again into its own dens, and the pious faith speaking boldly everywhere with all freedom.
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Only too much in earnest must those seven young maidens have been, whom St. Gilbert of Sempringham persuaded to immure themselves, as a sacrifice acceptable to God, in a den along the north wall of his church; or that St. Hutta, or Huetta, in the beginning of the thirteenth century, who after ministering to lepers, and longing and even trying to become a leper herself, immured herself for life in a cell against the church of Huy near Liege.
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D'ailleurs, en admettant le point de vue égoïste auquel ils se placent, les Grecs sont excusables d'en vouloir aux Bulgares.
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Les plus beaux courages s'usent dans ces luttes énervantes où l'on risque à chaque moment d'en venir aux mains, souvent pour un mince intérêt.
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The world knows them:-the first day, with Hill's and Ewell's success, costing the Union the life of its gallant General Reynolds, commanding the First Corps; the second day, when, back and forth by the Devil's Den, Hood on one side and Dan Sickles on the other, fought their men as soldiers had never fought on the American continent before; and the third day, when for an hour a hundred cannon on Seminary Ridge belched hell-fire at a hundred cannon on Cemetery Ridge, prelude, in the natural key, to Pickett's death-defying charge.
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The old schemer sat alone in his favorite den in rear of the shop.
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He had, with a prescience of coming trouble, detailed two of his own keenest personal servants to watch the Silver Bungalow, from daylight, relieving each other, and never losing sight a moment of the hidden tiger's den.
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The two women cowering together above the old pedant's den with sorrowing hearts communed while Justine Delande directed the packing of her slender belongings.
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He smiled and wove his webs like a spider in his den.
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Alan Hawke amused himself with the bold, black-eyed French girl's vicious stories of olden deeds done there in Etienne Garcin's gloomy spider's den.
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Examples of Den

Example #1
He could hear the distant roaring now, and his eyes glittered.
Example #2
If it was so, then, come what might, this masterful Inglesi should pay the price.
Example #3
And when, afterwards, he came to know the truth, and of her innocence, from the chief eunuch who with his last breath cleared her name, a terrible anger and despair had come upon him.
Example #4
With it came the voice that called him in the night, the voice of a woman-of the wife he had given to the lions for a crime against him which she did not commit, which had haunted him all the years.
Example #5
I shall never forget the performance of "The Night Asylum, Nachtasyl," which I saw acted in Munich by one of the best stock companies in the world, a combination of players from the "Neues" and "Kleines" theaters in Berlin.
Example #6
He cannot develop characters, he cannot manage a large group, or handle a progressive series of events.