THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Between’

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

1

Everything was settled between them to the satisfaction of both.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

2

It was quite a sight to behold how he and Nicholas emptied the plate between them.

From ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, by Charles Dickens.

3

“She now sat ensconced between them, chattering alternately in French and broken English.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

4

She loved him better than anybody in the world except William: her heart was divided between the two.

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

5

She was seated between Charlotte and Miss de Bourgh — the former of whom was engaged in listening to Lady Catherine, and the latter said not a word to her all dinner-time.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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Lad

“No! Don’t lose your temper. Leave this lad to me, ma’am; leave this lad to me.”

From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.

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