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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precepts

precepts can be used as a
precepts can be used as a noun

1.And if the precinct of this coast Were not less ample than the last, for him I know not, but my strength had surely fail'd. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
2.Any crime committed within the sacred precincts of the domestic hearth was invariably visited by death. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.After a pause he added, delicately "But were these attentions--er--confined to--er---sacred precincts Did he meet you elsewhere. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.The shape standing before me had never crossed my eyes within the precincts of Thornfield Hall before the height, the contour were new to me.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.'And supposing you persevered in your obstinate fast, and died by that means, and they refused to bury you in the precincts of the kirk' I said, shocked at his godless indifference. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
7.Odysseus called to his aid the valiant Diomedes, and with his assistance the perilous task of abstracting the Palladium from its sacred precincts was, after some difficulty, effected. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
8."My client, the only daughter of a widowed mother--who has for years stemmed the varying tides of adversity--in the western precincts of this town--stands before you today invested only in her own innocence. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.As the two wayfarers came within the precincts of the town, the children of the Puritans looked up from their play,--or what passed for play with those sombre little urchins--and spoke gravely one to another. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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