Steam in a sentence

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

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Definition of Steam

  • The elastic, aëriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point; water in the state of vapor.
  • The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.
  • Any exhalation.
  • To emit steam or vapor.
  • To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
  • To move or travel by the agency of steam.
  • To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
  • To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.
  • water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • cook something by letting steam pass over it
  • clean by means of steaming
  • get very angry
  • travel by means of steam power
  • rise as vapor
  • emit steam

How to use steam in a sentence. Steam pronunciation.

The tea-kettle was sending forth its cloud of steam, all ready for "the cup which cheers, but not inebriates," and a pitcher of milk, which had been sent in by a kind neighbor, was waiting for the bread so anxiously expected by the children.
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If we put on all the steam, we dare to, we shall be more than half an hour behind time.
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Shrill whistles, the hiss and roar of steam, the bang, clap, bang of carriage-doors, the clatter of feet on wood and stone -all echoed and reverberated from a huge cloudy vault above them.
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The General puffed fiercely, like a locomotive blowing off steam.
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Suddenly, about 8 p. m., one of the torpedo cruisers came tearing down the bay under full steam, and we heard the message sounded through the megaphone: "Return to port.
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She immediately got up steam and went out to warn other vessels farther out in the offing, and then made safely for the harbor.
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The transfer began at 8 o'clock in the morning, Gen. Shafter coming out in person in his steam launch to see that his order was executed.
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The lighter was warped to the pier at 11 o'clock, and the general tied his steam launch alongside to see that it was not disturbed until the debarkation was completed.
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The small boats belonging to the Navy and the transports, together with a number of steam launches, furnished by the Navy, were brought alongside and loaded with troops as prescribed in the order just quoted.
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When Gen. Lawton's Division was fairly loaded in the small boats, the latter were towed in long lines by the steam launches toward the shore.
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Indeed, the lack of steam launches, lighters, scows, and wharves can only be appreciated by those who were on the ground directing the disembarkation and landing of supplies.
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The master of the hotel added, with an air of becoming embarrassment, that, had not his Excellency been fortunately absent, he probably would not have had the pleasure of detailing to him this little narrative; that he had often been inquired for by the populace at his old balcony; and that a crowd had perpetually surrounded the house till within the last day, when a report had got about that his Excellency had turned into steam and disappeared.
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Of course the Curlytops could not pull very much, but they did pretty well, and it helped them to know how a boat is made to go through the water, when it has no steam engine or gasolene motor to make it glide along, or sails on which the wind can blow to push it.
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They were removed from the fire by means of sticks called iⁿߵĕbasi¢aⁿ, and then water from the kettle was poured on them, creating steam.
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The power of steam has linked the continents.
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This central power is either the power of steam or the skill of the master-mind.
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Their feet tingled with warm blood and their breath rose in steam around them.
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At the moment, however, speech or silence seemed immaterial, and she merely clapped her hands together, and looked at the distant woods with the rust-like bloom on their brown, and the green and blue landscape through the steam of her own breath.
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To Katharine's agitated mind it appeared that this kettle was an enormous kettle, capable of deluging the house in its incessant showers of steam, the enraged representative of all those household duties which she had neglected.
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The bird's back was soft and cushiony, and it seemed to be inviting him to take his place upon it for a ride up in the air; and he was thinking of doing so, and gliding off over the silver-topped mountains to look out for caves where they could chip out crystals, and perhaps discover valuable metals; but just as he was about to throw a leg over the feathery saddle and take his seat, there was a fearful yell, that sounded like an accident in a trombone manufactory, where all the instruments had been blown up by an explosion of steam.
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Examples of Steam

Example #1
The sad father confessed his poverty, and his wife in tears begged him to make _some_ effort to procure food for them before the Sabbath.
Example #2
When he entered his cottage, cold and wet with the rain, he saw a bright fire, brighter faces, and a table neatly spread for the anticipated repast.
Example #3
He readily said, '_No, madam, impossible!
Example #4
If we were on some trains we might hope they would wait; but on this, _never!
Example #5
High and low, on every available yard of wall, advertisements clamoured to the eye: theatres, journals, soaps, medicines, concerts, furniture, wines, prayer-meetings-all the produce and refuse of civilisation announced in staring letters, in daubed effigies, base, paltry, grotesque.
Example #6
This way and that sped the demon engines, whirling lighted waggons full of people.