Fish in a sentence

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Definition of Fish

  • A counter, used in various games.
  • A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
  • An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
  • The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
  • The flesh of fish, used as food.
  • A purchase used to fish the anchor.
  • A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
  • To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
  • To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
  • To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
  • To search by raking or sweeping.
  • To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
  • To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish n.
  • any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
  • the flesh of fish used as food
  • the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
  • (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
  • catch or try to catch fish or shellfish
  • seek indirectly

How to use fish in a sentence. Fish pronunciation.

We fished a good deal, but we did not average one fish a week.
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Then he would fish a piece of rock out of his pocket, and after looking mysteriously around as if he feared he might be waylaid and robbed if caught with such wealth in his possession, he would dab the rock against his tongue, clap an eyeglass to it, and exclaim: "Look at that!
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I say it, tolerably handsome then) was very civil to me, and treated me with much respect, giving me a good Dish of Fish for Supper, which with good Store of Wine, serv'd as a fit Provocative for that which follow'd after.
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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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THE GOD WHO SUPPLIED ELIJAH BY A RAVEN SUPPLIED ME WITH FISH.
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And I found, morning after morning, there lay two or three of these fish at a time, dead, just as I wanted them, till I believe there was not one live fish remaining, six inches long, in the pond, which was near three hundred feet in length.
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With a single boat and a net they caught some fish, and when these failed, they dug in the sand for shell-fish.
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We should start in Camberwell, or somewhere about there, and fish in all the women who want to do the heavy on very little.
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Early Sir G. Carteret, both Sir Williams and I by coach to Deptford, it being very windy and rainy weather, taking a codd and some prawnes in Fish Street with us.
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Ere the showery fire-flies have ceased to shine, and the blue lights to play about the tremulous horizon, amid the voices of a thousand birds, the dancers solace themselves with the rarest fruits, the most delicate fish, and the most delicious wines; but flesh they love not.
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The Islanders, whose experience of navigation extended only to a slight paddling in their lagoon, in the half of a hollow trunk of a tree, for the purpose of fishing, mistook the tight little frigate for a great fish; and being now aware of the cause of this disturbance, and at the same time feeling confident that the monster could never make way through the shallow waters to the island, they recovered their courage, and gazed upon the labouring leviathan with the same interested nonchalance with which students at a modern lecture observe an expounding philosopher.
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It certainly must be the largest fish that exists.
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Immediately discovering its real nature, they loudly accused Popanilla of having deceived them; he remonstrated, and they recriminated; and the great fish, irritated by their clamour, lashed its huge tail, and with one efficacious vomit spouted the innocent Popanilla high in the air.
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By developing the water we get fish; by developing the earth we get corn, and cash, and cotton; by developing the air we get breath; by developing the fire we get heat.
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As for their tutor, he was thrust into one of the canoes, with some fresh water, bread-fruit, dried fish, and a basket of alligator-pears.
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At length, remembering that fish must be fed, his theory and his desperation were at the same time confirmed.
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There were highly-finished coloured drawings of the dried fish and the breadfruit, and an exquisitely tinted representation of the latter in a mouldy state.
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The 'ancien marin' and present Ambassador had been so used to miracles since the loss of that lock of hair, that he did not think it supernatural, having during the last few days been in turn a Fantaisian nobleman, a post-captain, a fish, a goddess, and, above all, an author, he should now be transformed into a plenipotentiary.
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While some nations have considered it profanation or pollution to nourish themselves with flesh or solace themselves with fish, while almost every member of the animal creation has in turn been considered either sacred or unclean, mankind, in all climes and in all countries, the Hindoo and the Hebrew, the Egyptian and the Greek, the Roman and the Frank, have, in some degree, made good their boastful claim to reason, by universally feeding upon those delightful productions of Nature which are nourished with the dews of heaven, and which live for ever in its breath.
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The fishes will come and clean it up.
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Examples of Fish

Example #1
We could see trout by the thousand winging about in the emptiness under us, or sleeping in shoals on the bottom, but they would not bite-they could see the line too plainly, perhaps.
Example #2
We frequently selected the trout we wanted, and rested the bait patiently and persistently on the end of his nose at a depth of eighty feet, but he would only shake it off with an annoyed manner, and shift his position.
Example #3
Right there in that red dirt!
Example #4
And you were never to reveal that he had made you the offer at such a ruinous price, for it was only out of friendship for you that he was willing to make the sacrifice.
Example #5
But now you talk of that, I'll tell you a good Jest was put last Week upon a Friend of mine, a _Linnen-Draper_, who 'tho he'd so much Holland of his own, wou'd needs be taking up of other Folk's.
Example #6
I before have told you, Madam; with this addition, which but for him I never shou'd have known).