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‘Crew’ as a noun

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


Long John Silver and another of the crew stood face to face in conversation.

From ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.


We saw him put into the boat, which was rowed by a crew of convicts like himself.

From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.


A little before dawn, the boatswain sounded his pipe and the crew began to man the capstan-bars.

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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From ‘Right Ho, Jeeves’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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