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


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


Turning towards the door, he now caught sight of us.

From ‘Bleak House’, by Charles Dickens.


It was quite a sight to behold how he and Nicholas emptied the plate between them.

From ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, by Charles Dickens.


I was humbled out of all my pride by the sight of Peter, so uncomplaining and gentle and wise.

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.

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.
Featured Word

“Your father’s state of health must be a great drawback.”

From ‘Emma’, by Jane Austen.

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