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Sample sentences for the GRE study word duration

duration can be used as a noun

1.It is not the strength, but the duration of great sentiments that makes great men. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
2.The duration of each lesson was measured by the clock, which at last struck twelve. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.There must remain with me a certain control over the extent and duration of my repose. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.Methought I was immersed in a cataleptic trance of more than usual duration and profundity. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.The duration of my absence was left to my own choice a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
6.In Scotland, there is no general law which regulates universally the duration of apprenticeships. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.In France, the duration of apprenticeships is different in different towns and in different trades. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.The ancients believed that the duration of human existence and the destinies of mortals were regulated by three sister-goddesses, called Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who were the daughters of Zeus and Themis. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
9.The action is hurried on with the most vehement spirit, and its whole duration employs not so much as fifty days. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer

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