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Sample sentences for the GRE study word perpetrate

perpetrate can be used as a verb

1.We perpetrate them because we feel that we should not. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.It is not nearly so easy to take a practical joke as to perpetrate one. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
3."Any delay in arresting the assassin," I observed, "might give him time to perpetrate some fresh atrocity.. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.I had been the author of unalterable evils, and I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.Awkward as it was for Levin to withdraw now, it would still have been easier for him to perpetrate this awkwardness than to remain all the evening and see Kitty, who glanced at him now and then and avoided his eyes. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.After her return to the prison, Hester Prynne was found to be in a state of nervous excitement, that demanded constant watchfulness, lest she should perpetrate violence on herself, or do some half-frenzied mischief to the poor babe. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.On the first of these occasions, she perpetrated the attempt to burn me in my bed on the second, she paid that ghastly visit to you. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.In a fit of anger, however, caused by some robberies which had been perpetrated in the house, he beat his native butler to death and narrowly escaped a capital sentence. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
9."But who perpetrated that joke, let me ask neither you nor myself, but Fernand you knew very well that I threw the paper into a corner of the room--indeed, I fancied I had destroyed it.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.And further they are likely to have a bad effect on those who hear them for everybody will begin to excuse his own vices when he is convinced that similar wickednesses are always being perpetrated by-. - from The Republic by Plato

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