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Sample sentences for the GRE study word arid

arid can be used as a adj

1.This was obviously impossible in these arid wilds. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.Only some thirty arid summers had he seen those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.The night promised to be as arid as the day had been. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.Tell her what Heathcliff is an unreclaimed creature, without refinement, without cultivation an arid wilderness of furze and whinstone. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.I slipped through one of these cracks, went up a swept and ungarnished staircase, as arid as a desert, and opened the first door I came to. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
6.Pumblechook as from a comrade though I doubt if he were quite as fully sensible of that gentleman's merits under arid conditions, as when something moist was going. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
7.They roamed an enormous tract of arid and semi-arid land between forty and eighty degrees south latitude, and bounded on the east and west by two large fertile tracts. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
8.I hold that the more arid and unreclaimed the soil where the Christian labourer's task of tillage is appointed him--the scantier the meed his toil brings--the higher the honour. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9.IN the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilisation. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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