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‘Cheap’

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

1

“Why did you pick him?”
“Because he was handy and would come cheap.”

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

2

“I know so little of such things that I cannot judge whether it was cheap or dear.”

From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.
On the price of a new carriage.

3

“It’s likely to be a very cheap funeral,” said the same speaker; “for upon my life I don’t know of anybody to go to it.”

From ‘A Christmas Carol’, by Charles Dickens.

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Light

I saw her face and dress by the light of the lamps.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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