String in a sentence

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Definition of String

  • A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string.
  • A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments.
  • A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
  • The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically (pl.), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme.
  • The line or cord of a bow.
  • A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
  • A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
  • An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
  • The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans.
  • A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  • Same as Stringcourse.
  • The points made in a game.
  • In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.
  • In various games, competitions, etc., a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
  • The line from behind and over which the cue ball must be played after being out of play as by being pocketed or knocked off the table; -- called also string line.
  • Act of stringing for break.
  • A hoax; a trumped-up or “fake” story.
  • a sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a highway.
  • A one-dimensional string-like mathematical object used as a means of representing the properties of fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of particle physics; such hypothetical objects are one-dimensional and very small (10-33 cm) but exist in more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids some of the problems of treating particles as points, and allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum mechanics. See also string theory.
  • To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
  • To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
  • To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
  • To make tense; to strengthen.
  • To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String n., 9.
  • To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding.
  • To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
  • stringed instruments that are played with a bow
  • a necklace made by stringing objects together
  • a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
  • a lightweight cord
  • a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket
  • a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
  • a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)
  • a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
  • (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
  • a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
  • add as if on a string
  • provide with strings
  • thread on or as if on a string
  • remove the stringy parts of
  • string together; tie or fasten with a string
  • stretch out or arrange like a string
  • move or come along

How to use string in a sentence. String pronunciation.

He was seldom without the string of beads so many Orientals love to carry, and, Armenian Christian as he was, the act seemed almost religious.
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Nahoum raised his eyes to the ceiling as though in amiable inquiry, and began to finger a string of beads as a nun might tell her paternosters.
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One might say, God has given us bow and arrow, but refused us the power to string the bow and send the arrow straight to its aim.
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Nancy turned from him, opened the front of her dress, unknotted a string of silk, and showed her finger bright with the golden circlet.
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Surely a more mercilessly exposed string of scoundrels never crossed the stage.
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The Postmaster-General_. SIR,-In reply to your enquiry as to the nature of the parcel, I beg to inform you that it was oblong in shape and done up in brown paper and tied securely with string.
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As for the story that strings the scenes together, though it promised well, with almost every possible element of fictional excitement-buried treasure, and spies, and abductions, and secrets-somehow the result was not wholly up to the expectation thus created.
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The shore end of the rope, with which it had been secured to the dock when they anchored it out in the lake, was still securely tied to the string piece at the outer side of the dock.
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Harriet had already climbed down, and, with a long string, at the end of which had been tied the piece of broken poker from the old stove, was taking sounding to get the depth of water.
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In due time the girls received their honor beads, which added considerably to the length of the strings of beads they had already won for achievement and bravery.
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One pellet would have been enough, for the bird was but a heap of skin and feathers, not to be wondered at, its legs being tied together with a piece of stout string, twisted and tied so that it would last for years.
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A little later the two Curlytops were cutting down branches from low trees, sticking the ends into the soft ground, and tying the leafy tops together with string.
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Then you tie a string to the stick, and when you pull the string the stick is yanked out and the box falls down and you catch something.
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The opening is on one of the long sides, and when the articles are put in a gathering string is drawn and tied.
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When it is quite full of talk, draw the string tight, so that not one word escapes, and bring it to me.
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It is incumbent upon you to have affinity and accord, so that ye may become united in body and soul as the Pleiades, and as strings of brilliant pearls.
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She wore a black bonnet with velvet strings.
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They came in, strings of anaemic girls, with large fringes and pallid lips, who could not digest their bad, insufficient food; old ladies, fat and thin, aged prematurely by frequent confinements, with winter coughs; women with this, that, and the other, the matter with them.
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I should like the hearse to be followed by a long string of empty coaches, and I should like the horses to wear tall nodding plumes, and there should be a vast number of mutes with long streamers on their hats.
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She was crossing over from the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and stopped at the shelter till a string of cabs passed by.
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Examples of String

Example #1
It was to him, however, like a ground-wire in telegraphy- it carried off the nervous force tingling in him and driving him to impulsive action, while his reputation called for a constant outward urbanity, a philosophical apathy.
Example #2
His light brown beard and hair and blue eyes gave him a look almost Saxon, and bland power spoke in his face and in every gesture.
Example #3
Hereabouts is a man's life held cheap, else I had not been thy guest to-night; and Kaid's Palace itself would be empty, if every man in it must be honest.
Example #4
David's eyes darkened, as they were wont to do when he was moved or shocked.
Example #5
I should like to discuss it with my father, but am afraid to touch a sore point.
Example #6
There is something in us,-an incapacity to give forth all that is in us.