Rough in a sentence

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Definition of Rough

  • Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
  • Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of a piece of land, or of a road.
  • Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
  • Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or other piece of water.
  • Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; -- said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
  • Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
  • Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
  • Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
  • Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
  • Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
  • Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day.
  • Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
  • A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
  • In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
  • To render rough; to roughen.
  • To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
  • To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
  • the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • with rough motion as over a rough surface
  • with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
  • not shaped by cutting or trimming
  • having or caused by an irregular surface
  • causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

How to use rough in a sentence. Rough pronunciation.

Yet there the voices sounded, one sharp and peevish with anger, the other low and rough.
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Also he was absurdly vain, and he knew that his vanity would receive rough usage.
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Johnny Morgan, a common loafer, had gone to sleep in the gutter and waked up worth a hundred thousand dollars, in consequence of the decision in the "Lady Franklin and Rough and Ready" lawsuit.
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Towards sunset about twenty hay-wagons arrived and camped around the house and all the teamsters came in to supper-a very, very rough set.
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Why should not a perfumed Alexandrian gentleman transform himself for once into one of those rough fools on the mountain?
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I knew a Spartan dame once, who had a beard almost as rough as mine.
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She had gone out, clinging to his arm into the peristyle of his father's house; as he walked backward and forwards with poor, weary, abandoned Sirona, his neglected figure seemed by degrees to assume the noble aspect of a high- born Greek; and instead of the rough, rocky soil, he felt as if he were treading the beautiful mosaic pavement of his father's court.
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They concocted it together, and the rough draft was copied by Emmeline.
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They seem to be just one degree above the roughs who come to blows and get into the police court.
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But whatever the reason, the precious manuscript was forever lost; and the second part of the work remains sadly incomplete, partly written up from rough notes left by the author, Partly supplied by another hand.
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The cook was a rough giant, who spent all his spare moments reading, having an old trunk full of books.
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Old Lord would cut up rough as soon as ever such a thing was mentioned; I know he would.
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She was fascinated by his rough vigour and by his visions of golden prosperity.
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After all that rough work, you want something more than a drop of lemonade.
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About the roots of the elm above grew masses of fern, and beneath it a rough bit of the bank was clothed with pennywort, the green discs and yellowing fruity spires making an exquisite patch of colour.
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I believe I have a pretty rough side to my tongue; but I'm a good enough sort if you take me in the right way.
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No enemy but winter and rough weather,' chanted a familiar voice.
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It was rustic and savage, with its dense shrubbery, tufted grass, dark valleys, and rough roads.
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The doctor touched his forehead, and turned over with a feverish hand the small linen-the rough waistcoat-searched the pockets, and found dozens of a small fruit-like cherries, half crushed.
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He was an excellent man; but rough and blunt.
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Examples of Rough

Example #1
I could not hear what was said.
Example #2
The door was open, but I could see no one.
Example #3
Now the door swung open, and a portly figure entered quickly.
Example #4
He was less stoical and apathetic than most Egyptians.
Example #5
And so on-day in and day out the talk pelted our ears and the excitement waxed hotter and hotter around us.
Example #6
The "Last Chance" had found a "clay casing" and knew they were "right on the ledge"-consequence, "feet" that went begging yesterday were worth a brick house apiece to-day, and seedy owners who could not get trusted for a drink at any bar in the country yesterday were roaring drunk on champagne to-day and had hosts of warm personal friends in a town where they had forgotten how to bow or shake hands from long-continued want of practice.