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Sample sentences for the GRE study word drone

drone can be used as a verb
drone can be used as a noun

1.A burdenous drone to visitants a gaze. - from English Literature by William J. Long
2.Yea, or the drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.The drone of his misleading whistle brings Walter back. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.A drone of voices was audible through the closed window. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.It originally means the drone of a bagpipe French, "bourdon.. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.It passed slowly out of sight but still he heard in his ears the laborious drone of the engine reiterating the syllables of her name. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
7.As for sounds, there was the steady drone of the snorers and a small occasional noise, a flickering or pecking that I could in no way account for. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
8.His head vanished but the drone of his descending voice boomed out of the stairhea. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
9.When the monotonous sound of Weyrother's voice ceased, Kutuzov opened his eye as a miller wakes up when the soporific drone of the mill wheel is interrupted. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
10.He drones bars of Ferrando's _aria di sortita_. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
11.More than the wild-cat drones hive not with me. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.And this is called the wealthy class, and the drones feed upon them. - from The Republic by Plato
13.You will remember that in the oligarchy were found two classes--rogues and paupers, whom we compared to drones with and without stings. - from The Republic by Plato
14.This whole mass droned and jostled in confusion under the dismal influence of cannon balls flying from the French batteries stationed on the Pratzen Heights. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
15.These two classes are to the State what phlegm and bile are to the human body and the State-physician, or legislator, must get rid of them, just as the bee-master keeps the drones out of the hive. - from The Republic by Plato
16.Other figures, such as the dog, or the marriage of the portionless maiden, or the drones and wasps in the eighth and ninth books, also form links of connexion in long passages, or are used to recall previous discussions. - from The Republic by Plato

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