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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sheaf

sheaf can be used as a noun

1.He wrote seldom in the sheaf of papers which lay in his desk. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.They that reap must sheaf and bind. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.When Marilla went home Anne came out of the fragrant twilight of the orchard with a sheaf of white narcissi in her hands. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
4.Thus, a blazing spear, a sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of arrows seen in the midnight sky, prefigured Indian warfare. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5.A sheaf of peacock arrows bright and keen Under his belt he bare full thriftily. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Mr Russell, rumour has it, is gathering together a sheaf of our younger poets' verses. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.The Romans represented him seated on a throne of ivory, holding in his right hand a sheaf of thunderbolts, and in his left a sceptre, whilst an eagle stands beside his throne. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
8.They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungr. - from The King James Bible
9.representing spring appears laden with flowers, that of summer bears a sheaf of corn, whilst the personification of autumn has her hands filled with clusters of grapes and other fruits. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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