Grit in a sentence

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

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Definition of Grit

  • Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
  • The coarse part of meal.
  • Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
  • A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
  • Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
  • Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
  • To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
  • To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
  • fortitude and determination
  • a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
  • clench together
  • cover with a grit

How to use grit in a sentence. Grit pronunciation.

A boy, ragamuffin son of immigrant parents, rising, after a wrong start, by sheer grit and natural shrewdness and ability, step by step to competence and success, winning a place in and the respect of a community.
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That's the cure, that, an' grit, an' patience, an' time.
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But Jane had a bulldog grit that carried her over hard places, and she finally achieved a letter.
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Thus reiterated Molly, she of the flashing eyes, and therein spoke the cumulative grit of five American-born generations.
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Then he made to take me himself; but I repeated the mummery and his grit went out through his fingers. "'Let your shamans work wonders the like of which I have done this night,' I says.
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And the woman was small; but her heart was greater than the beef-heart of the man, and she had grit.
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Never gave the girl credit for the grit.
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All visitors linger pensively about it; all young people capture and carry away keepsakes and mementoes of it; all Parisian youths and maidens who are disappointed in love come there to bail out when they are full of tears; yea, many stricken lovers make pilgrimages to this shrine from distant provinces to weep and wail and "grit" their teeth over their heavy sorrows, and to purchase the sympathies of the chastened spirits of that tomb with offerings of immortelles and budding flowers.
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He was wearing a celluloid collar, and a quite noticeable rattle as he shook hands with Cappy Ricks betrayed the fact that he also was wearing celluloid cuffs; for, notwithstanding the fact that he bathed twice a day, Mr. Reardon's Hibernian hide contained much of perspiration, coal dust, metal grit and lubricating oil, and such substances can always be washed off celluloid collars and cuffs.
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We mighty glad to eat grits an cornbread dat night.
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When it had remained a long enough time, the ashes were shaken off, the cake brushed clean with a cloth and no grit was encountered when it was eaten.
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Some distance away in front of him, beyond the undulating heather ground at his feet, rose a magnificent curving front of moor, the steep sides of it crowned with black edges and cliffs of grit, the outline of the south-western end sweeping finely up on the right to a purple peak, the king of all the moorland round.
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It was a ruined building standing deep in heather, half-way up the mountain-side, and ringed by scattered blocks and tabular slabs of grit.
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Here in times far remote-beyond the memory of even the oldest inhabitant-the millstones of the district, which gave their name to the 'millstone grit' formation of the Peak, were fashioned.
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On the lintel of the ruined door two names were scratched deep into the whitish under-grain of the black weather-beaten grit.
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Here the great black slabs of grit were lying fantastically piled upon each other at every angle and in every possible combination.
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The course of the stream was marked by a vivid orange colour, produced, apparently, in the grit by the action of water; and about halfway down the fall a mass of rock had recently slipped, leaving a bright scar, through which one saw, as it were, the inner mass of the Peak, the rectangular blocks, now thick, now thin, as of some Cyclopean masonry, wherewith the earth-forces had built it up in days before a single alp had yet risen on the face of Europe.
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But no path ran anywhere near them, and from the path up above they were screened by the grit 'edge' already spoken of.
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A rising wind swept through the dead bracken, whirled round the great grit boulders, and sent a shiver through Louie's thin body.
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The biting hostile wind, which obliged her to hold her hat on against it with both hands, the black moor at their feet, the grey sweep of sky, the pale cloudy moon, the darkness which was fast enveloping them-blotting out the distant waves of hill, and fusing the great blocks of grit above them into one threatening mass-all these became suddenly hateful to her.
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Examples of Grit

Example #1
There was nothing new in the idea itself.
Example #2
He had already decided upon the general scheme for the series.
Example #3
Mark me wurds, gintlemen, he'll finish that tunnel an' beggin' yer pardon, Mr. Orton, marry that gurl, too.
Example #4
Didn't I see her with tears in her eyes right in this room when he wasn't lookin', and a smile when he was?
Example #5
She was picturing Mr. Fletcher in her mind as a cross between a minister and a tame bear.
Example #6
Writing to Uncle Joseph she found was a very different matter from talking to Dick Harding.