Main in a sentence

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Definition of Main

  • A hand or match at dice.
  • The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
  • A match at cockfighting.
  • Strength; force; might; violent effort.
  • The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
  • The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
  • The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland.
  • principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. Engin, a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
  • Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.; as, the main reason to go; the main proponent.
  • Very; extremely; as, main heavy.
  • a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
  • any very large body of (salt) water
  • (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

How to use main in a sentence. Main pronunciation.

The main street consisted of four or five blocks of little white frame stores which were too high to sit down on, but not too high for various other purposes; in fact, hardly high enough.
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While Johnny was carrying the main bulk of the provisions up to our "house" for future use, I took the loaf of bread, some slices of bacon, and the coffee-pot, ashore, set them down by a tree, lit a fire, and went back to the boat to get the frying-pan.
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It and several other letters from the same calm hand were the main means of converting me.
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So, for a week we climbed the mountain, laden with picks, drills, gads, crowbars, shovels, cans of blasting powder and coils of fuse and strove with might and main.
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A depression, where its bed had once been, in other times, was already filling, and in one or two places the water was beginning to wash over the main bank.
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We suddenly realized that this flood was not a mere holiday spectacle, but meant damage-and not only to the small log stable but to the Overland buildings close to the main river, for the waves had now come ashore and were creeping about the foundations and invading the great hay-corral adjoining.
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Between it and the main mass of the mountain rose numerous single peaks, like a camp of granite tents, or a wildly tossing sea suddenly turned to stone; behind these blocks ran the streamlet, which he found after a short search.
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To get her out of the house was the main point; if she chose to depart in a whirlwind, that was her own affair.
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What is the main characteristic of our Russian nature, that we now try to develop by making it reject everything strange and foreign to it?
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His main endeavour was to sharpen the sight of his readers, whether they looked without or within; for not even the greatest physician can remedy an evil, unless he knows what the evil is.
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That criticism seems to me to miss the main point of the work.
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His own standpoint was that of the Artist, and each man must be judged by his main purpose.
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To him the truth about life was always the main thing.
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His work is invariably marked by that high seriousness which Arnold worshipped, and love of his art was his main inspiration.
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An aunt, to whom he was devotedly attached, and whom he called "Grandmother," had the main supervision of his education.
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Chekhov's position in the main line of Russian literature and his likeness to Turgenev are both evident when we study his analysis of the Russian temperament.
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In this gruesome tale of the realities of war, Andreev has given shocking physical details of torn and bleeding bodies, but true to the theme that animates all his books, he has concentrated the main interest on the Mind.
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Very little wood was brought into market, and those living on the main street, got all that came, while those who lived outside the village could get none.
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She would have preferred to live even in a poor and grimy street which neighboured the main track of business and pleasure.
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Yet the conceit which relaxed his muscles was in the main amiable; it never repelled as does the conceit of a fop or a weakling or a vulgar person; he could laugh heartily, even with his own affectations for a source of amusement.
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Examples of Main

Example #1
They were packed close together, side by side, as if room were scarce in that mighty plain.
Example #2
It was a "wooden" town; its population two thousand souls.
Example #3
We were gone all day, and reached home again about night-fall, pretty tired and hungry.
Example #4
By and by our provisions began to run short, and we went back to the old camp and laid in a new supply.
Example #5
That the reader may see what moved me, and what would as surely have moved him had he been there, I insert here one of the newspaper letters of the day.
Example #6
I was just on the point of starting to Esmeralda, but turned with the tide and got ready for Humboldt.