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Sample sentences for the GRE study word complement

complement can be used as a verb
complement can be used as a noun

1.In complement extern, 'tis not long afte. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit and not all the King his father's influence could prevail. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.and his predecessors and he saw that the complement was not half empty. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.In like manner, the Greenland whalers sailing out of Hull or London, put in at the Shetland Islands, to receive the full complement of their crew. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.There was a full complement of passengers on board, among them English, many Americans, a large number of coolies on their way to California, and several East Indian officers, who were spending their vacation in making the tour of the world. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
6.The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
7.But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
8.But this complement may be much inferior to what, with other laws and institutions, the nature of its soil, climate, and situation, might admit of. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.It had, perhaps, even long before his time, acquired that full complement of riches which the nature of its laws and institutions permits it to acquire. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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