May in a sentence

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Definition of May

  • An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb,
  • Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can.
  • Liberty; permission; allowance.
  • Contingency or liability; possibility or probability.
  • Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or a desire to soften a question or remark.
  • Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like.
  • The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
  • The early part or springtime of life.
  • The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
  • The merrymaking of May Day.
  • thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
  • the month following April and preceding June

How to use may in a sentence. May pronunciation.

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And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
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I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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May his grave be not made till the karadh- gatherers return," said the orderly to David.
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May thy coming be as the morning dew, friend," he added, taking David's willing hand.
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Thy name is a good name; well-being may follow thee.
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Only when the shadows lengthen may he be stricken.
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To-morrow I shall be rich and, it may be, strong.
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I pray that I may not hate them less as time goes on.
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As to what happened-that which I may feel has nothing to do with whether I was justified or no.
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When a man in high places dies in Egypt, it may be one death or another.
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Not as heretofore-that is thy place-yet where it may be.
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I may sit in the court-yard and hear the singers, may listen to the tale-tellers by the light of the moon; I may hear the tales of Al-Raschid chanted by one whose tongue never falters, and whose voice is like music; after the manner of the East I may give bread and meat to the poor at sunset; I may call the dancers to the feast.
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Mizraim's eyes searched the room, and found Nahoum. "Pasha," he said to Nahoum, "may thy bones never return to dust, nor the light of thine eyes darken!
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But there are proofs that the army is seditious, that, at any moment, it may revolt.
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A look of malignant triumph flashed from Achmet to High, and he said, scarce above a whisper: "May thy footsteps be as the wings of the eagle, Effendina.
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Examples of May

Example #1
Do not change or edit the header without written permission.
Example #2
Please do not remove it.
Example #3
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #4
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #5
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
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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.