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

‘City’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘City’ as a noun.


New York is a large city conveniently situated on the edge of America.

From ‘The Man with Two Left Feet (and Other Stories)’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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He looked at us, as if he could never feast his eyes on us sufficiently.

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

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