Dog in a sentence

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Definition of Dog

  • A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (Canis familiaris).
  • A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
  • A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
  • One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
  • An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
  • A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
  • An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
  • A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
  • an ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman.
  • a hot dog.
  • To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
  • a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
  • metal supports for logs in a fireplace
  • a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  • a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
  • someone who is morally reprehensible
  • informal term for a man
  • a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
  • go after with the intent to catch

How to use dog in a sentence. Dog pronunciation.

I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
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Shall a Christian dog inherit from a true believer?
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To be dropped into the Nile like a dog?
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We four always spread our common stock of blankets together on the frozen ground, and slept side by side; and finding that our foolish, long-legged hound pup had a deal of animal heat in him, Oliphant got to admitting him to the bed, between himself and Mr. Ballou, hugging the dog's warm back to his breast and finding great comfort in it.
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We turned the dog out.
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For our Mistress or Governess always ordered us to follow her, and to take all opportunitiss, as we came down Stairs from the Galleries, or as we past over the Kennels in the Streets, to lift up our Coats so high, that we might shew our handsome Legs and Feet, with a good fine Worsted or Silk pair of Stockins on; by which means the Gallants would be sure either to dog us 'emselves, or else to send their Footmen to see where we liv'd, and then they would afterwards come to us themselves.
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The dog had belonged to Sirona since she was quite a girl, it had come with her to Rome, and from thence to the oasis; it clung to her with affection, and she to it, for Iambe liked no one to caress and stroke her so much as her mistress.
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She was so much alone, and the greyhound was always with her, and not only entertained her by such tricks as any other dog might have learned, but was to her a beloved, dumb, but by no means deaf, companion from her early home, who would prick its ears when she spoke the name of her dear little sisters in distant Arelas, from whom she had not heard for years; or it would look sadly in her face, and kiss her white hands, when longing forced tears into her eyes.
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In her solitary, idle, childless existence Iambe was much, very much, to her, and now as she saw her faithful companion and friend creep ill- treated and whining up to her bed-as the supple animal tried in vain to spring up and take refuge in her lap, and held out to his mistress his trembling, perhaps broken, little paw, fear vanished from the miserable young woman's heart-she sprang from her couch, took the little dog in her arms, and exclaimed with a glance, which flashed with anything rather than fear or repentance: "You do not touch the poor little beast again, if you take my advice.
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How grieved your lovers would be-for their sakes I will take care before drowning the dog to lock in its mistress.
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As to the dog, we have not yet heard the last of the matter; for the present I will keep him here.
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Phoebicius saw what was passing in her mind, and he went on, "You may snort proudly now; but an hour will come when you will crawl up to me like your lame dog, and pray for mercy.
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While thus he meditated his teeth chattered with cold, but suddenly his reflections were interrupted, for the dogs set up a loud barking.
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The law put the anchorite absolutely into the power of the outraged husband, but Phoebicius did not seem disposed to avail himself of his rights, and nothing but contempt and loathing were perceptible in his tone, as he said: "A man who takes hold of a mangy dog in order to punish him, only dirties his hand.
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Thus meditating, he pressed on through a narrow space, which divided two huge masses of porphyry, but suddenly he stood still, for he heard the barking of a dog in his immediate neighborhood, and a few minutes after a greyhound rushed towards him-now indignantly flying at him, and now timidly retreating-while it carefully held up one leg, which was wrapped in a many-colored bandage.
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Without delay he followed the way by which the dog had come, and soon caught sight of a light garment, which vanished behind the nearest rock, and then behind a farther, and yet a farther one.
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The dog was as wretched and suffering as herself, and besides it was the only being that, in spite of her helplessness, she could cherish and be dear to.
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But ere long she lost the power even to speak caressing words or to stir a hand to stroke the dog.
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While he was away the dog remained by his mistress, and would now lick her hand, now put his sharp little nose close up to her mouth, and examine her with an anxious expression, as if to ascertain her state of health.
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Paulus was fond of animals, and understood the little dog's language.
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Examples of Dog

Example #1
I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
Example #2
In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
Example #3
The courts, the Wakfs shall obey me.
Example #4
And thou, son of a burnt father, shalt find Nahoum!
Example #5
For who could be trusted among all his slaves and retainers when it was known he was disgraced, and that the Prince Pasha would be happier if Harrik were quiet for ever?
Example #6
What were to be the consequences?