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Sample sentences for the GRE study word lottery

lottery can be used as a noun

1."So afflicted to find that his friend has drawn a prize in the lottery of Sainte Guillotine. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2.Lydia talked incessantly of lottery tickets, of the fish she had lost and the fish she had won and Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.star, or at an earthquake, 'twould mend the lottery well a ma. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Phillips protested that they would have a nice comfortable noisy game of lottery tickets, and a little bit of hot supper afterwards. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5.The lottery of the sea is not altogether so disadvantageous as that of the army. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.As the great prizes in the lottery are less, the smaller ones must be more numerous. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.A miser who has parted with a lucky lottery ticket for five shillings, and finds next day he has lost in the bargain five thousand pounds, could not show a blanker countenance than he did on beholding the figure of Mr. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8.In England, and in all Roman catholic countries, the lottery of the church is in reality much more advantageous than is necessary. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9."I say that love is a lottery in which he who wins, wins death You are very fortunate to have lost, believe me, my dear d'Artagnan. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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