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Sample sentences for the GRE study word alloy

alloy can be used as a verb
alloy can be used as a noun

1.I was silent Helen had calmed me but in the tranquillity she imparted there was an alloy of inexpressible sadness. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.The metal of the barrel is an alloy composed principally of aluminum and steel which they have learned to temper to a hardness far exceeding that of the steel with which we are familiar. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.But then--by a kind of necessity that always impelled this child to alloy whatever comfort she might chance to give with a throb of anguish--Pearl put up her mouth and kissed the scarlet letter, too. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.If it had been Sid, she would have had no misgivings to alloy her delight but since it was Tom, she watched the bottle clandestinely. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
6.Nations have sometimes, for the same purpose, adulterated the standard of their coin that is, have mixed a greater quantity of alloy in it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.First alloy part of the metal in the crucible, then put it in the furnace, and this being in a molten state will assist in beginning to melt the copper. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
8.Gold and silver we will tell them that they have from God, and this divine gift in their souls they must not alloy with that earthly dross which passes under the name of gold. - from The Republic by Plato
9.If you wish for economy in combining lead with the metal in order to lessen the amount of tin which is necessary in the metal, first alloy the lead with the tin and then add the molten copper. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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