Use in a sentence

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

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Definition of Use

  • The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use.
  • Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.
  • Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.
  • Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.
  • Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
  • The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
  • The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B.
  • A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
  • To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation.
  • To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.
  • To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.
  • To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; -- employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger.
  • To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; -- now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between “use to,” and “used to.”
  • exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
  • (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
  • the act of using
  • what something is used for
  • a particular service
  • (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
  • use up, consume fully
  • put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  • take or consume (regularly or habitually)
  • habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense)
  • avail oneself to
  • seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage

How to use use in a sentence. Use pronunciation.

He came to snatch old Soolsby's palace, his nest on the hill, to use it for a telescope, or such whimsies.
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But it isn't any use going on these special missions.
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Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
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Excellency, I have now great riches-since Death smote Foorgat Bey in the forehead" -still his eyes conveyed no meaning, though Hylda shrank back-"and I would use them for the good thou wouldst do here.
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Pay a trademark license fee to the Foundation of 20% of the gross profits you derive calculated using the method you already use to calculate your applicable taxes.
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This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
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Can less be expected from good Christians, who are sensible of the intolerable Disorders of the Play-Houses, and the Mischiefs that are brought upon Mankind by them, than that they would use all proper Methods for the Discouraging and Restraining their Relations and Friends from going to them, as they have any Concern for the Honour of God, the Good of Mankind, and the Welfare of their own Immortal Souls; that so by Persons, who have any virtuous Principles, keeping from a Place which they will never be able to frequent with Safety to themselves, under any partial Regulation; the _Players_, the unhappy, the miserable _Players_, may be necessitated to quit their Profession, and take upon them some honest and useful Employment (wherein good Men ought to encourage and assist them) and thereby the execrable Impieties of the _Play-Houses_, and the ruinous consequences of them, be prevented? XVII.
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You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and research.
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It was a vast oval, and one would have to use up eighty or a hundred good miles in traveling around it.
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We cut down three trees apiece, and found it such heart-breaking work that we decided to "rest our case" on those; if they held the property, well and good; if they didn't, let the property spill out through the gaps and go; it was no use to work ourselves to death merely to save a few acres of land.
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While Johnny was carrying the main bulk of the provisions up to our "house" for future use, I took the loaf of bread, some slices of bacon, and the coffee-pot, ashore, set them down by a tree, lit a fire, and went back to the boat to get the frying-pan.
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We tried to use the strong alkaline water of the Sink, but it would not answer.
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If I didn't introduce Gentleman into your Company, I wonder what you'd do; you might e'en sit still, and be forc'd to make use of a _Dildo_, before any Body would come to you if it wan't for me.
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But told her she durst not make use of the Remedy, she had propounded, First, because it was Sinful, and Secondly because it was very hazardous; for her Husband being sensible of his own Imbecility, was so extreamly Jealous, tho she had never given him any Cause, it would render all attempts of that Nature very difficult to manage; and it would be much better to desist from attempting it, than to Miscarry in the Attempts.
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I'm pleas'd with your Contrivance; keep but my Counsel, and you shall see my Vengeance on this ungrateful Wretch, and with how just a Retribution I shall use him for his intended Villany.
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And therefore Married People are not so much to blame in making use of others besides their Wives or Husbands; provided that they take that Prudent Care and Circumspection which is so requisite in such affairs.
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Counterfeit a Ghost, by which means I wou'd quickly use a Stratagem which shou'd Relieve him without Danger.
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And if you find at any time an occasion to make use of any Gentleman to supply any Deficiency you may meet with at home, or to gratifie your Inclination with a desire of Change I will be always ready to serve you to the utmost of my Power.
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I that help'd him, upon such occasions; and one of these Gentlemen told another of his Comrades in the hearing of the Disguis'd Constable, who made that use of it I have already told you.
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But all such accidents are avoided by those that make use of such a House as mine.
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Examples of Use

Example #1
He has scientific tricks like his father before him.
Example #2
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #3
We Americans think a lot of ourselves.
Example #4
Lucky for me that in Mexico I got into the habit of carrying a pop-gun.
Example #5
Does any human being know what he can bear of temptation or of the daily pressure of the life around him?
Example #6
I shall breathe the air of intrigue, shall hear footsteps of spies behind me wherever I go; shall know that even the roses in the garden have ears; that the ground under my feet will telegraph my thoughts.