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Definition of In

  • The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within into on at of, and among.
  • With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.
  • With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
  • With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army.
  • With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear.
  • With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor.
  • With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God.
  • With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life.
  • Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were ini. e.in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e.in or into the head); his side was ini. e.in the turn at the bat); he came ini. e., into the house.
  • With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.
  • One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.
  • A reëntrant angle; a nook or corner.
  • a state in midwestern United States
  • a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  • a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • to or toward the inside of

How to use in in a sentence. In pronunciation.

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Some months later the following letter came to David Claridge in Cairo from Faith Claridge in Hamley: David, I write thee from the village and the land of the people which thou didst once love so well.
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Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
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His eyes stared at me in fright.
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For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
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I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
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He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
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He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
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The walls which have felt their look and their breath, the floor which has taken their footsteps, the chairs in which they have sat, have something of their presence.
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I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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And tell him who is beyond and away in Egypt that old Soolsby's busy making a chair for him to sit in when the scarlet cloth is spread, and the East and West come to salaam before him.
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In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
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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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I am glad thee did find all he said was true, and that in Damascus thee was able to set a mark by my uncle's grave.
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The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
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David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
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But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
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Examples of In

Example #1
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Example #2
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Example #3
Does thee love them still?
Example #4
They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
Example #5
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
Example #6
It was late evening; the sun had set.