Reach in a sentence

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Definition of Reach

  • To retch.
  • An effort to vomit.
  • To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
  • Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book.
  • To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear.
  • To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
  • Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
  • To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.
  • To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.
  • To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
  • To stretch out the hand.
  • To strain after something; to make efforts.
  • To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
  • To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
  • The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown; as, the fruit is beyond my reach; to be within reach of cannon shot.
  • The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
  • Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  • An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land.
  • An artifice to obtain an advantage.
  • The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
  • the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  • an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
  • the limit of capability
  • the limits within which something can be effective
  • be in or establish communication with
  • to exert much effort or energy
  • move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
  • reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
  • reach a destination, either real or abstract
  • reach a goal
  • place into the hands or custody of
  • to gain with effort
  • to extend as far as

How to use reach in a sentence. Reach pronunciation.

When I go, will the long arm reach out for me in the burrows where I shall hide?
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At noon we would reach Carson City, the capital of Nevada Territory.
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It went surging up adjacent ridges-surmounted them and disappeared in the canons beyond-burst into view upon higher and farther ridges, presently-shed a grander illumination abroad, and dove again -flamed out again, directly, higher and still higher up the mountain-side-threw out skirmishing parties of fire here and there, and sent them trailing their crimson spirals away among remote ramparts and ribs and gorges, till as far as the eye could reach the lofty mountain-fronts were webbed as it were with a tangled network of red lava streams.
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In the course of an hour or two the drill would reach a depth of two or three feet, making a hole a couple of inches in diameter.
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So we went down the mountain side and worked a week; at the end of which time we had blasted a tunnel about deep enough to hide a hogshead in, and judged that about nine hundred feet more of it would reach the ledge.
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As far as the eye could reach, in the moonlight, there was no desert visible, but only a level waste of shining water.
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Phoebicius carefully impressed on the decurion all he had to do during his absence, and how he was to conduct himself; then he delivered the key of his house into Petrus' keeping as well as the black slave-woman, who wept loudly and passionately over the flight of her mistress; he requested the senator to bring the anchorite's misdeed to the knowledge of the bishop, and then, guided by the Amalekite Talib, who rode before him on his dromedary, he trotted hastily away in pursuit of the caravan, so as to reach the sea, if possible, before its embarkation.
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She thought indeed of Petrus and Dorothea, but she could only reach them by going back to the oasis, and then she feared to be discovered by Phoebicius.
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But how could she reach him?
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No-even from him there was nothing to be expected; she must rely upon her own strength, and she decided that so soon as the morning should blush, and the sun begin to mount in the cloudless sky, she would keep herself concealed during the day, among the mountains, and then as evening came on, she would go down to the sea, and endeavor to get on board a vessel to Klysma and thence reach Alexandria.
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Miss Derrick's presentiment that a letter from Mr. Cobb would soon reach her was justified the next day; it arrived in the afternoon, readdressed from Tulse Hill.
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Before a flame could reach the window he had rent down the flimsy curtains and flung them outside.
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It has no more partiality, no more prejudice than a camera film; it reflects everything that reaches its surface.
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His body was taken to Russia, and with that cruel perversity that makes us speak evil of men while they are alive and sensitive, and good only when they are beyond the reach of our petty praise and blame, friends and foes united in one shout of praise whose echoes filled the whole world.
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Whose fault is it if we do not reach them?
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For a man like Lavretsky will love what is lovely, and a satiated rake will always eagerly long to defile what is beyond his reach.
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The problem of the novel is, as you see, a serious one; to solve this problem the author ought to have conscientiously and impartially studied both systems of speculation and then only reach certain conclusions.
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The bewildered, helpless anguish of the parents, who cannot understand why the God they worship takes their son away from them, reaches the greatest climax of tragedy that I know of anywhere in the whole history of fiction.
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No caprice is too trivial, no passion too colossal, to be beyond the reach of the author of this book.
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He is finally invited by his younger colleague to visit the asylum to examine a strange case; when he reaches the building, he himself is shoved into Ward No. 6, and realises that the doors are shut upon him forever.
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Examples of Reach

Example #1
Kaid looked at him with ill-concealed admiration.
Example #2
Kaid blew a cloud of smoke slowly.
Example #3
It was the morning of the twentieth day.
Example #4
We were not glad, but sorry.
Example #5
Away across the water the crags and domes were lit with a ruddy glare, and the firmament above was a reflected hell!
Example #6
Within half an hour all before us was a tossing, blinding tempest of flame!