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Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Also’.


Elinor said no more, and John was also for a short time silent.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


To my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


There was also the official unwillingness to undertake anything novel, untried, and contrary to routine.

From ‘Men of Invention and Industry’, by Samuel Smiles.


The rapidity with which such a poison would take effect would also, from his point of view, be an advantage.

From ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Then the dragon got into the habit of cracking his tail, as people crack whips, and this also got on people’s nerves.

From ‘The Book of Dragons’, by Edith Nesbit.

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“All the girls here have lost either one or both parents.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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