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Sample sentences for the GRE study word elixir

elixir can be used as a noun

1.At the best of times, so much of this elixir was administered to me as a choice restorative, that I was conscious of going about, smelling like a new fence. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.The air of the moors, the freedom of home, the dawn of prosperity, acted on Diana and Mary's spirits like some life-giving elixir they were gay from morning till noon, and from noon till night. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.Gillenormand, Catherine the Second had made reparation for the crime of the partition of Poland by purchasing, for three thousand roubles, the secret of the elixir of gold, from Bestucheff. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.sent two hundred phials of it to the Pope." He would have been greatly irritated and thrown off his balance, had any one told him that the elixir of gold is nothing but the perchloride of iron. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.VIRAG Number two on the other hand, she of the cherry rouge and coiffeuse white, whose hair owes not a little to our tribal elixir of gopherwood, is in walking costume and tightly staysed by her sit, I should opine. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.To offer thought to the thirst of men, to give them all as an elixir the notion of God, to make conscience and science fraternize in them, to render them just by this mysterious confrontation such is the function of real philosophy. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.Noirtier, who sometimes rebuffed this little wretch--he therefore received the same quantity of the elixir the same happened to Valentine, of whom he was jealous he gave her the same dose as the others, and all was over for her as well as the rest.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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