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Sample sentences for the GRE study word comprise

comprise can be used as a verb

1.Nor do heroes, saints, demigods, and prophets alone comprise the whole roll of our order. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.Jennings the length of which, though never exactly fixed, had been expected by all to comprise at least five or six weeks. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3."I have just received your letter, and shall devote this whole morning to answering it, as I foresee that a _little_ writing will not comprise what I have to tell you. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.The conditions of bourgeois society are too narrow to comprise the wealth created by them. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
5.Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.Fogg returned on board to resume his former habits while Passepartout, according to custom, sauntered about among the mixed population of Somalis, Banyans, Parsees, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans who comprise the twenty-five thousand inhabitants of Aden. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
7.One drear word comprised my intolerable duty--"Depart. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.Two words, yet all from first to last comprised in it. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
9.It comprises snow-capped and lofty mountains, and dark and gloomy valleys. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
10.In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
11.In the ancient sense, a period is above all a physiological whole, inasmuch as it is comprised in one breath. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
12.Of this seventy-two feet, his skull and jaw comprised some twenty feet, leaving some fifty feet of plain back-bone. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
13.He comprises more of the dancers, actors, operatic stars and general entertainers than any other two types combined. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
14.The white comprises part of his head, and the whole of his mouth, which makes him look as if he had just escaped from a felonious visit to a meal-bag. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
15.My first quarter at Lowood seemed an age and not the golden age either it comprised an irksome struggle with difficulties in habituating myself to new rules and unwonted tasks. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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