Glass in a sentence

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

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Definition of Glass

  • A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
  • Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  • Anything made of glass.
  • A looking-glass; a mirror.
  • A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
  • A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
  • An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
  • A weatherglass; a barometer.
  • To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
  • To case in glass.
  • To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
  • To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
  • a small refracting telescope
  • a container made of glass for holding liquids while drinking
  • glassware collectively
  • a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
  • an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • the quantity a glass will hold
  • a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
  • put in a glass container
  • enclose with glass
  • scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
  • furnish with glass

How to use glass in a sentence. Glass pronunciation.

Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to new comers; for the vast dust cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air-things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust-hats, chickens and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo robes lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.
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If their glass prison-houses were touched ever so lightly they were up and spoiling for a fight in a minute.
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He still broke off pieces and critically examined them, now and then wetting the piece with his tongue and applying the glass.
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Her Breath stinks worse than a Bear-garden, her Furniture consists of a Bed, a Plaister-Box and a Looking Glass: and a Pimp to bring in Customers.
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Once I remember going along _Cheapside_, late at Night, a Citizen in a very good Garb, coming up to me, Madam, said he, will you accept of a Glass of _Canary_?
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They then desired me to go and take part of a Glass of Wine with them; which I at first seem'd to scruple, but being more importunately urg'd, I was easily perswaded.
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Presently after the Drawer came and told 'em that the Room was now empty, which they forthwith went into, and had the conveniency through a hole in the Wall, to see the Gentlewoman unseen, who sat leaning her Arm upon the Table, in a very melancholy Posture, as one much dissatisfy'd; having a Glass of Wine before her, and Pen, Ink and Paper.
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Which he giving her, she took and tore it, and then burn'd it, Then taking the Glass, what's your Name, Waterman, said she?
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Well, then honest _John_ here's to ye, says she; and drank off her Glass, and made _John_ fill a Brimmer and drink it off.
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A Glass of good Ale or Wine now and then, or a Dram of cool _Nantz_, is more chearing to my old Spirits, than to be sipping and tasting a little Stale Pearl Cordial or Juleps, or indeed any Apothecaries Slop.
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He went up to the little table near her bed; on it stood her night-draught in a pretty colored glass, that Polykarp had brought her from Alexandria as a token, and with the back of his hand he swept it from the table, so that it fell on the dais, and flew with a crash into a thousand fragments.
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Louise sprang away from him; but immediately behind her lay the foolish little chair which he had kicked over, and just beyond _that_ stood the scarcely less foolish little table which supported the heavy lamp, with its bowl of coloured glass and its spreading yellow shade.
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A shriek of terror from Louise, from her lover a shout of alarm, blended with the sound of breaking glass.
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It is as though a near-sighted man had suddenly put on glasses.
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In the middle of the book Dostoevski remarks: "Everybody in the provinces lives as though he were under a bell of glass.
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He seizes the fat hypocrite by the shoulder, lifts him from the floor, and hurls his carcass through a glass door.
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He would turn a magnifying glass on each man.
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Their courage is of a new and quite moist kind, for it is invariably derived from the glass.
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She went up-stairs to her Bible, whose blurred, dim pages she had thought closed to her forever, and _she could read as well as ever_, and without glasses!
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Within a few months her dire necessity had often pointed to the glasses; but she could not see without them, nor could she sell the gold frames unless she had means to have the glass set in commoner ones.
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Examples of Glass

Example #1
This was all we saw that day, for it was two o'clock, now, and according to custom the daily "Washoe Zephyr" set in; a soaring dust-drift about the size of the United States set up edgewise came with it, and the capital of Nevada Territory disappeared from view.
Example #2
It was something to see that much.
Example #3
Some of these spiders could straddle over a common saucer with their hairy, muscular legs, and when their feelings were hurt, or their dignity offended, they were the wickedest-looking desperadoes the animal world can furnish.
Example #4
The surveyors brought back more tarantulas with them, and so we had quite a menagerie arranged along the shelves of the room.
Example #5
I had thought that at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of veneering.
Example #6
Mr. Ballou broke off some fragments with a hammer, and examined them long and attentively with a small eye-glass; threw them away and broke off more; said this rock was quartz, and quartz was the sort of rock that contained silver.