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Sample sentences for the GRE study word rivet

rivet can be used as a verb
rivet can be used as a noun

1.Here is the rivet of your mistress's spectacles out. - from Emma by Jane Austen
2.Suddenly something in the bolt itself seemed to rivet his attention. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
3.Rest not till you rivet and publish yourself of your own Personality. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.I wish I could conjecture how soon I shall make this rivet quite firm. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.For I mine eyes will rivet to his face. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.Frank Churchill, I must tell you my mother's spectacles have never been in fault since the rivet never came out again. - from Emma by Jane Austen
7.Oh, sir, let old Perth now come and rivet these two hands together the black one with the white, for I will not let this go.. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.I'll teach you what to do and show you what kind of rivet to use.. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.You could fill your pockets with rivets for the trouble of stooping down--and there wasn't one rivet to be found where it was wanted. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
10.Instead of rivets there came an invasion, an infliction, a visitation. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
11.With busy hammers closing rivets up. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.I'll frush it and unlock the rivets al. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.The panting Trojan rivets to the ground. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
14.I said I could see that very well, but what I wanted was a certain quantity of rivets--and rivets were what really Mr. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
15.I know not how it is, but this peculiar expression of the eye, wreathing itself occasionally into the lips, is the most powerful, if not absolutely the sole spell, which rivets my interest in woman. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
16.It is a combination of lines that instantly rivets the attention, and has probably a more powerful effect upon the mind--quite apart from anything symbolised by it--than any other simple combinations that could have been devised. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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