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Sample sentences for the GRE study word filing

filing can be used as a noun

1.But he was thrown down and choked repeatedly, till they succeeded in filing the heavy brass collar from off his neck. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
2.Half heaven was pure and stainless the clouds, now trooping before the wind, which had shifted to the west, were filing off eastward in long, silvered columns. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.I believed the iron to be my convict's iron,--the iron I had seen and heard him filing at, on the marshes,--but my mind did not accuse him of having put it to its latest use. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.But he was down on the rank wet grass, filing at his iron like a madman, and not minding me or minding his own leg, which had an old chafe upon it and was bloody, but which he handled as roughly as if it had no more feeling in it than the file. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.He lays aside the lapboard whereon he drafts his bills of costs for the eyes of master Goff and master Shapland Tandy, filing consents and common searches and a writ of _Duces Tecum_. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.By-and-by the procession went filing down the steep descent of the main avenue, the flickering rank of lights dimly revealing the lofty walls of rock almost to their point of junction sixty feet overhead. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
7.A paste of emery mixed with aqua vitae, or iron filings with vinegar, or ashes of walnut leaves, or ashes of straw very finely powdered. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
8.metal filings And of bodies' mollification, And also of their induration, Oiles, ablutions, metal fusible, To tellen all, would passen any Bible That owhere is wherefore, as for the best. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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