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Sample sentences for the GRE study word girth

girth can be used as a verb
girth can be used as a noun

1.'It has a girth of twenty-three feet.. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2.In men of this type the largest part of the body is around the girth in women it is around the hips. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
3.burst, and now repaired with knots one girth six times piec'd. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.The others soon develop girth or the "sitting still" habit to the point where a cushioned seat in the first row of the parquet looks much better. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
5.In shape, he differs in some degree from the Huzza Porpoise, being of a less rotund and jolly girth indeed, he is of quite a neat and gentleman-like figure. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.For, suspended in those watery vaults, floated the forms of the nursing mothers of the whales, and those that by their enormous girth seemed shortly to become mothers. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.Reckoning the largest sized Sperm Whale's tail to begin at that point of the trunk where it tapers to about the girth of a man, it comprises upon its upper surface alone, an area of at least fifty square feet. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as a man could embrace, and evidently long ago some of its branches had been broken off and its bark scarred. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
10.As yet the panic of the steed had given his unskilful rider an apparent advantage in the chase, but just as he had got half way through the hollow, the girths of the saddle gave way, and he felt it slipping from under him. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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