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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gossamer

gossamer can be used as a adj
gossamer can be used as a noun

1.It was a little thing with a veil of gossamer on its head. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere _Man_. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.The silken hair, too, had been suffered to grow all unheeded, and as, in its wild gossamer texture, it floated rather than fell about the face, I could not, even with effort, connect its Arabesque expression with any idea of simple humanity. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6.The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips the valet walked by the horses the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dull distance. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.As sore wonder some on cause of thunder, On ebb and flood, on gossamer and mist, And on all things, till that the cause is wist. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sonya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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