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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gradation

gradation can be used as a noun

1.By cold gradation and well-balanc'd form. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.From these latter attacks I awoke, however, with a gradation slow in proportion to the suddenness of the seizure. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3.All, as I name them, down from deaf to leaf, Are in gradation throned on the rose. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
4."How many centuries does a mind require to be understood"--that is also a standard, one also makes a gradation of rank and an etiquette therewith, such as is necessary for mind and for star. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
5.Variety of gradation will naturally be governed largely by the form and light and shade of the objects in your composition. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
6."I will name to you several sums which will increase by gradation you will stop me when I reach the one representing the amount of your own possessions. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
8.It is so in every gradation of despotism, from that of the gentle and mild government of Paris, to that of the violent and furious government of Constantinople. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.He then "Lo how my thoughts e'en to thy wishes tend My son within these rocks," he thus began, "Are three close circles in gradation plac'd, As these which now thou leav'st. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
10.On gradations in the depth of colours. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
11..--On gradations in the depth of colours. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
12.The gradations of shade and colour in leaves -. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
13.The next time you find such a person note how his eyes flash, how his color comes and goes and the many indescribable gradations of voice which make him the center of things. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
14.These gradations of matter increase in rarity or fineness, until we arrive at a matter _unparticled_--without particles--indivisible--_one_ and here the law of impulsion and permeation is modified. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
15.The upcast reflection of a lamp and shade, an inconstant series of concentric circles of varying gradations of light and shadow. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
16.Overmuch concern with the gradations of the smaller modelling is a very common reason of pictures and drawings getting out of gear. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
17.It is represented in the Symposium under the aspect of beauty, and is supposed to be attained there by stages of initiation, as here by regular gradations of knowledge. - from The Republic by Plato
18.The deeper, more permanent things find expression in the wider, flatter tones, while an excess of gradations makes for prettiness, if not for the gross roundnesses of vicious modelling. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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