as a preposition
Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature
using the word ‘With’ as a
“I am sure they will be delighted with you.”
From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.
Mingling with the idle rich carried its penalties.
From ‘Jill the Reckless’, by P.G. Wodehouse.
I hope by next summer to have done with my tedious work.
From ‘The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin’, by Charles Darwin.
She thought of what had just passed with anxiety and distrust.
From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.
“I dare say Mr Bingley will dance with you at the next ball.”
From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.
It was high time, for I now began to be tortured with thirst.
From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
“You fled to the Continent with your plunder the next morning!”
From ‘The Moonstone’, by Wilkie Collins.
There was some anxiety mixed with Lady Russell’s joy in meeting her.
From ‘Persuasion’, by Jane Austen.
To shop for others, or with others,
is a most irksome fatigue.
From ‘The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners’, by Eliza Leslie.
“He left me in an immense room with a fireplace at each end.”
From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.
He listened to all their impertinence with the most forbearing courtesy.
She commended his patience and perseverance
in going through with it.
“I wish I knew what to do,” she said with a catch in her voice.
From ‘A Damsel in Distress’, by P.G. Wodehouse.
With these words, he seized Sir Mulberry by the arm, and hurried him away.
From ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, by Charles Dickens.
Riches and rank have no necessary connection with genuine gentlemanly qualities.
From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.
“Yes,” said Fanny, in a faint voice, and looking down with fresh shame.”
From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.
It was with a rather imperious gesture
that I summoned Jeeves to my side.
From ‘Right Ho, Jeeves’, by P.G. Wodehouse.
“I shall be very sorry to go away,”
said she, with a faltering voice.
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.
“Jane, your little feet are bare; lie down and cover yourself with my quilt.”
“All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a
very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving
longest, when existence or when hope is gone.”
From ‘Persuasion’, by Jane Austen. Anne Elliot to Captain Harville.
Make words from two or more of the tiles below. What is the highest-scoring word you can make?
Press enter or type a space to see feedback on your word.
More like this: High Tiles
Games with Words
Work across from the number on the left,
applying each arithmetical operation to the previous answer.
What’s the final total?
Tip: Click any of the four inner
squares to check your running total.
More like this: Maths Steps (Mental Arithmetic Game)
Original content ©
English Language and History
The materials on this website
are intended for private practice and amusement only. They are
not, and are not intended to be, either authoritative or a
substitute for careful and balanced personal research.