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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cant

cant can be used as a verb
cant can be used as a noun

1.Sheep was a cant word of the time for a spy, under the gaolers. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2.It's a sad pity of that likely young lass, and cant Nelly Dean.. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
3.Questio quid juris "I ask which law applies" a cant law- Latin phrase. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4."Stab me not with that keen steel Cant them cant them over know ye not the goblet end Turn up the socket So, so now, ye cup-bearers, advance. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5."Just as you please I'm sorry I cant spare ye a tablecloth for a mattress, and it's a plaguy rough board here"--feeling of the knots and notches. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6."Man," said the Ghost, "if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
7.OWING to the cant of the vessel, the masts hung far out over the water, and from my perch on the cross-trees I had nothing below me but the surface of the bay. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
8.He then, in cant terms, with which his whole conversation was plentifully besprinkled, but which would be quite unintelligible if they were recorded here, demanded a glass of liquor. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
9.The precise meaning of the word is unknown, but it is doubtless included in the cant term "pal". - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.Llore o cante Altisidora desesprese Madama, por quien me aporrearon en el castillo del moro encantado, que yo tengo de ser de Dulcinea, cocido o asado, limpio, bien criado y honesto, a pesar de todas las potestades hechiceras de la tierra. - from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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