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Sample sentences for the GRE study word taper

taper can be used as a verb
taper can be used as a noun

1.Elsewhere the token of sin, it was the taper of the sick chamber. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.Of the remains of the fatal taper I had myself carefully disposed. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3.Get me a taper in my study, Lucius. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Give me a taper Call up all my peopl. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.Which, like a taper in some monument. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.The taper burneth in your closet, sir. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
7.Now sit we close about this taper here. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.And beaten gold each taper point adorns. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
9.My inch of taper will be burnt and done. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Now, by the burning tapers of the sk. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11.And tapers burn so bright, and everythin. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.With rounds of waxen tapers on their heads. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.They put the tapers to his fingers, and he start. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
14.Thus we see how that the spine of even the hugest of living things tapers off at last into simple child's play. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
15.As it passes through the remaining vertebrae the canal tapers in size, but for a considerable distance remains of large capacity. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
16.The smallest, where the spine tapers away into the tail, is only two inches in width, and looks something like a white billiard-ball. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
17.Reckoning the largest sized Sperm Whale's tail to begin at that point of the trunk where it tapers to about the girth of a man, it comprises upon its upper surface alone, an area of at least fifty square feet. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
18.The flameless tapers stand where we had left them, and beside them lies the half-cut book that we had been studying, or the wired flower that we had worn at the ball, or the letter that we had been afraid to read, or that we had read too often. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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