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

‘Every’

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

1

Every creed has an esoteric side which is kept from the common herd.”

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

2

We twisted ourselves about, and lay as still as death, with every sense alert.

From ‘The First Men in the Moon’, by H.G. Wells.

3

He would not be denied the satisfaction of sending them his newspaper every day.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

4

In Lydia’s imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

5

It was recognised as a binding law that every whim of his sister was to be respected.

From ‘Barchester Towers’, by Anthony Trollope.

6

“We have all been more or less to blame,” said he, “every one of us, excepting Fanny.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

7

Lydia — the humiliation, the misery she was bringing on them all, soon swallowed up every private care.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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Coarse

Now he scarcely ever noticed her, but to make her the object of a coarse joke.

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

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