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‘Strong’ as an adjective

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Strong’ as an adjective.


I felt my breath come quicker in my strong desire to get something out of [him].

From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.


No army of thirty strong worthy of its name could ever consent to be worsted by an enemy of one.

From ‘Just William’, by Richmal Crompton.

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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‘They ARE nice wings, aren’t they?’ said the Phoenix, simpering and spreading them out.

From ‘The Phoenix and the Carpet’, by Edith Nesbit.

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