Pen in a sentence

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

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Definition of Pen

  • An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.
  • Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.
  • The internal shell of a squid.
  • A female swan; -- contrasted with cob, the male swan.
  • To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.
  • To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose.
  • A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
  • A penitentiary[6]; a prison.
  • female swan
  • a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • an enclosure for confining livestock
  • a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
  • a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
  • produce a literary work

How to use pen in a sentence. Pen pronunciation.

Ah, David, what with the flute and the pen, banishment was no pain to thee! .
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Pen cannot describe how I was jolted up.
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Those "instructions" (we used to read a chapter from them every morning, as intellectual gymnastics, and a couple of chapters in Sunday school every Sabbath, for they treated of all subjects under the sun and had much valuable religious matter in them along with the other statistics) those "instructions" commanded that pen-knives, envelopes, pens and writing-paper be furnished the members of the legislature.
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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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During the last twenty years of his life, he was generally regarded as the world's greatest living author; his books enjoyed an enormous circulation, and he probably influenced more individuals by his pen than any other man of his time.
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A Russian novelist, with a pen in his hand, is the most truthful being on earth.
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Meanwhile his pen was steadily busy, and his sketches of farm life in the Ukraine attracted considerable attention among literary circles in the capital.
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The various noisy parliaments and bloody combats are pictured by a pen alive with the subject; of the two sons, one is murdered by his father for preferring the love of a Capulet to the success of the Montagues; the other, Ostap, is taken prisoner, and tortured to death.
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Many writers have confessed that when they start to write a book, with a clear notion in their heads as to how the characters shall develop, the characters often insist on developing quite otherwise, and guide the pen of the author in a manner that constantly awakens his surprise at his own work.
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At first sight they may seem to be an unimportant episode in the story, and a blemish on its constructive lines but a little reflection reveals not only the humorous tenderness that inspired the novelist's pen in their creation, but contrasts them in their absurd indifference to time, with the turbulent and meaningless whirlpool where the modern revolutionists revolve.
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Then these introductions are themselves so wonderfully vivid, are given with such brilliancy of outline, that they are little works of art in themselves, like the matchless pen portraits of Carlyle.
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His brother then attempts to complete the narrative from the scattered, confused notes, but to his horror, whenever he approaches the desk, the phantom of the dead man is ever there, busily writing: he can hear the pen squeak on the paper.
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Besides what I was earning by my pen, I had due me, in a neighboring city, just the amount I should need-the income on my only remaining piece of real estate; and, as my tenant was always prompt, I wrote to him where to send me the money, and gave the subject no farther thought.
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The reading of the act ended, the Empress rose, dried her eyes, and in a voice which was almost firm, pronounced the words of assent, then seated herself in a chair, took a pen from the hand of M. Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angely, and signed the act.
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Sometimes, also, the Emperor wished notes to be taken while he was in bed or in his bath, and said to me, "Constant, take a pen and write;" but I always refused, and went to summon M. de Meneval.
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Since the age of seventeen he had plied a pen in the office of a Life Assurance Company, where his salary, by small and slow increments, had grown at length to two hundred and fifty a year.
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These revolutionaries, after startling the more sober of their hearers, went quietly home to mother or landlady, supped on cheese and cocoa, and next day plied the cleric pen with exemplary zeal.
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How could a man pen those words, and be meditating dastardly behaviour to the woman he addressed?
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At length he laid down his pen, and listened nervously for that knock which, at one time or another, is to all men a heart-shaking sound.
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He does us the public service of sweeping away the familiar plea of the Bardolatrous ignoramus, that Shakespear's coarseness was part of the manners of his time, putting his pen with precision on the one name, Spenser, that is necessary to expose such a libel on Elizabethan decency.
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Examples of Pen

Example #1
He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
Example #2
He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
Example #3
Imagination cannot conceive how disjointed I was-how internally, externally and universally I was unsettled, mixed up and ruptured.
Example #4
I believe I never appreciated, till then, the poverty of the human machinery-for I still needed a hand or two to place elsewhere.
Example #5
So the Secretary made the purchase and the distribution.
Example #6
Indeed, I think my country was ashamed to have so improvident a person in its employ.