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Sample sentences for the GRE study word shaving

shaving can be used as a noun

1.I had hung my shaving glass by the window, and was just beginning to shave. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.What advantages attended shaving by nigh. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.I'm game for that job, shaving and brushup. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.Then seizing the shaving glass, he went on, "And this is the wretched thing that has done the mischief. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
5.On the farther side of the fence the old bee-keeper was shaving a hoop for a tub, and he did not see Levin. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.There is not even a toilet glass on my table, and I had to get the little shaving glass from my bag before I could either shave or brush my hair. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
7.It is very annoying, for I do not see how I am to shave, unless in my watch-case or the bottom of the shaving pot, which is fortunately of metal. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
8.Shaving was not an easy task, for his hand continued to shake very much and shaving requires attention, even when you don't dance while you are at it. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
9.On waking up the day after the races, Vronsky put on a white linen coat, and without shaving or taking his bath, he distributed about the table moneys, bills, and letters, and set to work. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10.The shavings flew right and left till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.You cook, fire the works." This was an easy thing, for the carpenter had been thrusting his shavings into the furnace throughout the passage. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
12.So gathering up the shavings with another grin, and throwing them into the great stove in the middle of the room, he went about his business, and left me in a brown study. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
13.Eight o'clock had struck before I got into the air, that was scented, not disagreeably, by the chips and shavings of the long-shore boat-builders, and mast, oar, and block makers. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
14.First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
15.Deserted Moscow had to burn as inevitably as a heap of shavings has to burn on which sparks continually fall for several days. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
16.CORNY KELLEHER _Scratches his nape_ Sandycove _He bends down and calls to Stephen_ Eh _He calls again_ Eh He's covered with shavings anyhow. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
17.Preparatory to anything else Mr Bloom brushed off the greater bulk of the shavings and handed Stephen the hat and ashplant and bucked him up generally in orthodox Samaritan fashion which he very badly needed. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
18.THE GAFFER _Crouches, his voice twisted in his snout_ And when Cairns came down from the scaffolding in Beaver street what was he after doing it into only into the bucket of porter that was there waiting on the shavings for Derwan's plasterers. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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