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Sample sentences for the GRE study word unctuous

unctuous can be used as a adj

1.Compact of unctuous vapor, which the Nigh. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.A sweet and unctuous duty No wonder that in old times this sperm was such a favourite cosmetic. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.In a word, after being tried out, the crisp, shrivelled blubber, now called scraps or fritters, still contains considerable of its unctuous properties. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.The doctor gave us a very unctuous sermon on the goodness of virtue and chastity. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
5.Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese very unctuous and savory withal. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.It is not, perhaps, entirely because the whale is so excessively unctuous that landsmen seem to regard the eating of him with abhorrence that appears to result, in some way, from the consideration before mentioned i.e. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.As flame, Feeding on unctuous matter, glides along The surface, scarcely touching where it moves So here, from heel to point, glided the flames. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
8.His eyes glare crimson, black his unctuous beard, His belly large, and claw'd the hands, with which He tears the spirits, flays them, and their limbs Piecemeal disparts. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
9.This box contained an unctuous substance partly solid, of which it was impossible to discover the color, owing to the reflection of the polished gold, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, which ornamented the box. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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