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Sample sentences for the GRE study word waif

waif can be used as a noun

1.I've been a waif for twenty years. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
3.He felt glad that it would be Marilla and not he who would have to tell this waif of the world that the home she longed for was not to be hers after all. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
4.The allusion to the waif and waif-poles in the last chapter but one, necessitates some account of the laws and regulations of the whale fishery, of which the waif may be deemed the grand symbol and badge. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.So, cutting the lashing of the waterproof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.These waifs from the deep, cast high and dry. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
7.The Elder to whose care the two waifs had been committed, led them to his waggon, where a meal was already awaiting them. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
8.In the meanwhile, the two little waifs had approached the brioche at the same time as the swans. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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