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‘Let’ as a verb

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

1

Let me think what I have achieved.

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

2

Let the child who broke her slate come forward!”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

3

It was high time for me to chip in. “Let me speak,” I said.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

4

“A child couldn’t have got drunk on it—let alone a grown man!”

From ‘The Moonstone’, by Wilkie Collins.

5

“Now, jump in, and let us see if I can repair the consequences of my own blunder.”

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

6

Let us walk out in the park, and you shall tell me all about your brothers and sisters.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

7

Let us be doing something. Be it only half a play, an act, a scene; what should prevent us?”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

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They stood for some time without speaking a word.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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