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Sample sentences for the GRE study word anchor

anchor can be used as a verb
anchor can be used as a noun

1.I anchor my ship for a little while only. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.No balk retarding, no anchor anchoring, on no rock striking. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.At last the anchor was up, the sails were set, and off we glided. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.Riding at anchor awaited its owner. - from Beowulf by
5.Till the bridge you will need be form'd, till the ductile anchor hold. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
6.Another anchor was got ready and dropped in a fathom and a half of water. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
7.Hist, boys let's have a jig or two before we ride to anchor in Blanket Bay. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8."William," he shouted, "tip that anchor over the side Throw it in, any way. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.Say Warwick was our anchor what of tha. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Or Pinnace anchors in a craggy Ba. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.To escape utterly from others' anchors and hold. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
12.Tying these two anchors here, Flask, seems like tying a man's hands behind him. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
13.For, whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
14.Seems to me we are lashing down these anchors now as if they were never going to be used again. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
15.Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. - from The King James Bible
16.Where unrecorded names and navies rust, and untold hopes and anchors rot where in her murderous hold this frigate earth is ballasted with bones of millions of the drowned there, in that awful water-land, there was thy most familiar home. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
17.Section of the Dome with reverted buttresses between the windows, above which iron anchors or chains seem to be intended. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
18.With a frigate's anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons for spurs, would I could mount that whale and leap the topmost skies, to see whether the fabled heavens with all their countless tents really lie encamped beyond my mortal sigh. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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