How to use Ready in a sentence
Let's get the kids ready to go.
I'd better get her ready for bed.
For a minute there, I was ready to do just that.
Dinner will be ready at six O'clock.
Now his only concern was that she had his meal ready when he came home for supper.Advertisement
She would soon be ready for Jonathan to ride.
They tell us when breakfast is ready, when to go to school, when it is time for church, and when there is a fire.
Are you guys ready to eat and go outside?
He planted his feet firmly and made ready to spring.
No doubt he was ready to do exactly that by now.Advertisement
The farmers, with these contracts in hand, can plant aggressively knowing they have a ready buyer at a fixed price.
Keep your rifles ready and stay close to each other.
Coriolanus began at once to make ready for war against Rome.
Jonathan was up early and ready to go, so Alex hurriedly showered and dressed.
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.Advertisement
Then I have supper ready when he comes home.
I'm starving, and Rachel is almost ready for that taco seasoning.
He was ready to mount.
They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours.
Her response to the issue about a son was indication that she was ready to break from the past.Advertisement
I was just getting ready to leave the house.
The mules were harnessed and ready to go.
It's ready when you are.
I have a feeling you're getting ready to fly the coop.
With everything ready, they sat on the window seat and watched for Alex.Advertisement
Are you ready to go?
It should be ready now.
They reached an open place in the brush where Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half closed - as if all hell wasn't getting ready to burst loose.
By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.
Pete usually had a fire going by the time she was ready to fix breakfast.
Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.
His eyes constantly roved over the dunes and his rifle lay across his lap, ready for use.
And here I am, ready to leave.
By the time the stage arrived, she was packed, but not ready for the trip.
Whatever the case, she always made sure his table was ready when he arrived.
Being the only postal employee in a small town, the petite extravert was always ready for conversation.
This would be one Saturday she wouldn't have to crawl out of bed and get ready to go to the diner.
The salad was in the refrigerator and coffee was ready on the stove.
I think she's ready to foal and it looks like a storm is brewing out there.
Every morning she crawled out of bed and retched for a while before getting ready for work.
I was ready to close the site from pure frustration when a notice of a recovered body caught my attention, big time.
Get ready to go.
When Ne'Rin signaled all was ready, he strode from the deck into the corridor and straight to her cell.
The Others were getting ready to act against them.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
I think I shall keep this Wizard until a new Sorcerer is ready to pick, for he seems quite skillful and may be of use to us.
The wolf gave a low growl and made ready to meet him.
George's brothers knew the master of a trading ship who was getting ready to sail to England.
He was strong and ready for every duty.
The feast is ready, but no one has come to partake of it.
It was ready to march upon the city and destroy it.
There was a ship just ready to sail for Corinth, and the captain agreed to take him as a passenger.
In the morning a good breakfast was served, and then Mr. Randolph made ready to start on his journey.
It was Carl's duty to sit outside of the king's bedroom and be ready to serve him at any time.
He was frightened and ready to cry.
The king sat down by the fire, and the woman hurried to get things ready for supper.
The door was thrown open and he saw a hundred brave men, all ready to give him aid.
Anyone projecting an end to the historical constant of war had better be ready to overcome no small amount of justified skepticism.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
Then it is all ready to be manufactured into engines, stoves, kettles and many other things.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
Surely there are hearts and hands ever ready to make it possible for generous intentions to be wrought into noble deeds.
Skill in the use of words and her habit of playing with them make her ready with mots and epigrams.
It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
She is always ready to share whatever she has with those about her, often keeping but very little for herself.
That is just what the teacher of the deaf child must be, a child ready to play and romp, and interested in all childish things.
It shows how the child-mind gathers into itself words it has heard, and how they lurk there ready to come out when the key that releases the spring is touched.
She was already growing impatient, and stamped her foot, ready to cry at his not coming at once, when she heard the young man's discreet steps approaching neither quickly nor slowly.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
Anna Mikhaylovna instantly guessed her intention and stooped to be ready to embrace the countess at the appropriate moment.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
Tushin gave no orders, and, silently-- fearing to speak because at every word he felt ready to weep without knowing why--rode behind on his artillery nag.
If it be God's will to prove thee in the duties of marriage, be ready to fulfill His will.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
She lowered her head and was ready to burst into tears.
With his hand on his saddlebow, he was ready to dismount and stab the wolf, when she suddenly thrust her head up from among that mass of dogs, and then her forepaws were on the edge of the gully.
When that door was opened and the prisoners, crowding against one another like a flock of sheep, squeezed into the exit, Pierre pushed his way forward and approached that very captain who as the corporal had assured him was ready to do anything for him.
When will supper be ready?
You'd better go wash up and tell your Dad supper is ready.
We'd better get the kids ready.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
When Alex came home that night she had supper ready.
He shook the newspaper and said nothing more until Sarah announced that supper was ready.
Is the shipment ready?
It's warm in the kitchen, and breakfast is ready.
Now, are you ready?
Not even if I get your teams ready?
She managed to get into her boots without dislodging any wildlife and found a fire ready.
But Bordeaux was ready.
By the time Cade arrived in the kitchen she had biscuits, gravy, bacon and eggs ready.
You've had the nursery ready for him a long time.
Martha had a plate full of pancakes ready so we all sat around the large table.
I'm ready to try again if you guys are willing.
No one suggested evening games and by the time the dishes were cleared, everyone was fidgety and ready to proceed but Quinn remained in his lab.
Was I truly ready for matrimony?
I settled in my most comfortable chair and was ready for a long conversation.
When I rose and asked if we were ready to begin another session, he was eager to join us on our trek to the basement.
Now that we were financially settled, she let it be known she too was ready to embrace motherhood.
Just before Howie was ready to give up, he was startled by a figure he'd not heard enter the house!
You don't have to use it; just have it ready.
That was Howie to a tee; totally dispassionate and prosaic, ready to join the gang and do someone else's bidding but seldom a decision maker.
You ready to do some fishing?
Julie looked ready to faint and kept casting glances at Betsy.
Howie will be back when he's ready.
Are you ready to come out in the sunshine; or at least take a peek?
She was ready to hang up but I added the sad news Howie's mother, her aunt Rose, wasn't expected to live.
I came to call on Mr. Abbott and had carefully shut off his power and was ready to visit when what do I see but he has company.
I wasn't ready to dwell on motives or feelings so I changed the subject.
I felt he was ready to quit and panic replaced my frustration.
The entire area was swarming with people in all manners of attire from combat ready armament to business suits to uniformed police.
You're not ready for that.
And ready an emergency evac plan, just in case.
It'll make or break him, and I don't feel like he's anywhere near ready.
Everything needs to be ready, especially if the hurricane shifts to make landfall.
Ready to take your place?
Jonny looked confused and uneasy, while Darian looked like he was ready to pounce.
The only explanation was that the Others weren't as ready to see him fail as they claimed to be.
Adrenaline spun through him, and he staggered up, ready to fight it off.
She whirled and drew her knife, ready to kill all of them.
I'm ready when you are, vamp.
Anyway, this is to remind you there's always a safe place for you, whenever you're ready.
For a long moment, she thought he was there to kill her, with his severe look and the ready stance.
He's getting ready to make a stand against the Other.
Find me when you're ready.
The power within him stabilized and filled him until he felt ready to explode.
Jonny isn't quite ready yet to deal with the Others who have been stirring up trouble within the vamp ranks.
He'll be ready when the time comes.
She felt like she stood at the door of a plane fifteen thousand feet in the air getting ready to skydive, only she didn't remember packing a parachute.
He leaned back in a chair across from her with muscular, feline grace, managing to appear both at ease and ready to pounce.
Get her ready, fast.
Claire was ready for him now.
He was ready to snap, and she didn't want to be the first one he took out when he did.
I was getting ready to destroy the world.
When I'm ready to destroy the world, you waltz in like it's nothing.
The Guardians were here, ready to take the shot that would kill Darian.
He was coiled and ready to snap if the Watcher so much as looked at her too long.
Half an hour after leaving her room, she was ready to break down.
She hadn't been ready to die, though.
She was almost ready to say whatever he wanted to get rid of him.
I'm not ready for this.
She sought a safer topic, one that wouldn't leave her ready to scream.
She didn't feel ready for it yet.
You made me want to live when I was ready to die.
I am always ready for a fight.
She wasn't ready to face the former goddess again.
Ginger, coiffed and styled by the best, looked ready for a fashion photographer's lens while continually rolling her eyes with disdain toward her sister-in-law.
Larkin asked, trying to look down at Martha and at the same time keeping a wary eye on Dean, who was ready to kill her.
Even ever-smiling Maria, the newly hired helper, put her smile on hold and looked ready to cry.
He'll let us stew until he's damn good and ready.
By the time they were ready to leave, all of Bird Song was up and about, scurrying around like mice in a cheese shop.
Cynthia held the door handle, looking ready to jump while Dean contorted around the shift stick, barely able to press the pedal with his toe.
All I do is pull the battery and store the old gal together with half my gear and the next summer she's as raring and ready as I am.
Joseph was ready to end the conversation but Dean was hoping for more fish in his creel.
The WWW news was either negative or tardy because each took turns bickering at the other until Dean was ready to toss the entire family.
She looked ready to ask him something else when the door opened again.
She looked ready to challenge Darkyn.
But she didn't feel quite ready yet.
As someone accustomed to being in control of her world, she needed a little more time before she was ready to face him.
She wasn't ready to face him yet!
Last night you were ready to trust me.
When she was dressed and ready, she left her room and walked through the fortress to the bottom floor.
Gabriel had stayed with her for hours without showing any sign he was ready to leave.
For a moment, the demon lord looked ready to snap.
Gabriel was ready to challenge the Dark One when Landon and the demon reappeared.
Gabriel didn't react, instead motioning to Andre to do something about Rhyn, who was ready to explode.
She stopped at Jonathan's door to make sure he was ready.
Destiny had finally reached the point that she would tolerate being held by Lori, but after a few minutes she was ready to get down or go to Alex, Carmen or Jonathan.
Carmen sat the butter on the table Your breakfast is ready and I packed a sack lunch for you.
I'll go get Destiny ready while you eat.
They were mudded, sanded and ready to paint.
Lori, I know I told you in the hospital that I would let you have Destiny when you were ready, but I hadn't talked to Alex about it yet.
A red-eyed Lori went out on the porch and talked to them while Carmen got Destiny ready for bed.
All of them screamed, and a frantic backward glance revealed the back window shattered and ready to fall in.
The phone rang four times and Carmen was ready to hang up when Katie answered.
Surely he would ask when he was ready to digest that information.
His attention returning to the lap desk, he picked up the pencil as if ready to write something - and then put it down.
Apparently he wasn't ready to talk about it.
Maybe he wasn't ready to face that yet.
Once the carpet was laid, it would be ready for occupants.
The school was planning a summer fund-raiser and she had volunteered, so she was getting ready to go to a meeting.
By the time she finished showering and dressing, Alex had Destiny ready.
When they were getting ready to leave, Alex took Destiny from Carmen's arms and opened the door for her.
Now that he had opened the conversation, she was ready to close it.
She waited, watching as he approached the bear, gun ready.
Tell me about it when your ready.
He'd told her the chances were slim long ago, but she wasn't ready for him to admit defeat quite yet.
His gentle flirting reminded her of how charismatic he could be, when not telling her she was getting ready to die.
I'll have everything ready for when you get back, she said.
He withdrew long before she was ready for him to.
Ready, he left his room and walked through the courtyard.
As soon as another compass is ready, send a dealer out with it.
No, she wasn't ready for Gabriel yet, no matter how strongly her body responded to his smallest touch.
She did a few more breathing exercises until she felt ready to step outside her room to face the new world.
She wanted both, but she wasn't ready for what she suspected one meant.
No part of her was ready to meet whatever creature they discussed.
Find me, love, when you're ready.
Even relaxed in bed, he seemed ready to take on the world.
After rejecting then pining for him for a few days, she wasn't ready for him to be less confused than she was.
He needed her agreement to try, even if they weren't ready yet.
You ready to go home?
She wasn't ready to give up.
Come back when you're ready.
He'd always hoped Rhyn would have another chance, that Hell was a place to stash the dangerous immortal until the world was ready for him.
The restriction smacked him hard, as he'd been ready to drag Rhyn out of Hell as soon as Death was gone.
When she felt ready to snap, the black lady returned with the little boy in tow.
I have to get ready for the Kingsly gala.
At his severe tone, she took another step back, ready to exit as fast as she could in the snug dress and high heels.
She wasn't ready yet to prove it to him, not before she at least tried to escape.
He wasn't ready to be dead-dead yet, not after all the time he'd spent in Hell and all the unfinished business he had.
Her gaze again went to Jade, who looked ready to pounce.
He was as tense as she'd seen him, ready to morph and attack.
Looking ready to explode, he rose, snatching his trench coat.
Megan looked ready to laugh but smiled widely instead.
Rhyn, go get ready.
Will you be ready in an hour?
You ready to run?
Sensing the level of tension in the room, Rhyn didn.t sit but leaned with his back against the wall, ready to launch across the table at whoever snapped first.
He.d thought he crossed the only line that mattered by selling out the Immortals but found there was another he wasn.t ready for.
Three pairs of eyes went to Rhyn, who stood ready to take on any of them that mentioned leaving the Council.
Either way, she feared seeing him again before she had her it.s-not-me-it.s-you speech ready.
He.d sensed Katie.s appearance in the castle a short time ago and had avoided going directly to her, for fear he wasn.t quite ready to say what he needed to.
Rhyn stood over him, his hand ready to grab the dagger at his belt and plunge it into the traitor.s neck.
Daniela, go get a room ready for Iliana and send Toby and Hannah to the cafeteria.
Evelyn looked ready to burst.
Wow. Are you really ready to use outhouses and haul your own water?
I've gotta go get ready.
Her latest painting-- another seaside depiction of Fisherman's Wharf-- leaned against one wall, ready to be delivered to Kevin's shop.
Are the warriors ready for the next campaign?
Are you really ready to go home so soon?
You'll have to go in their clothing since you're not ready yet.
She sighed, ready for bed, and twisted to swing her legs from the bench.
A'Ran appeared none the worse for the session, but she was ready for a hot bath and a nap.
I will send for you when I am ready.
She's not ready to take her place.
He'd always intended to bed her when she was ready for him, but he'd never thought that moment would be now, if at all.
She hesitated again, not sure she was ready for another trial.
She wanted to tell him she wasn't ready for this, that she hadn't even decided to stay yet.
Neither Fred nor Cynthia had a ready answer.
However, when his father asked if he was ready for a greater challenge he declined.
Just as batch number three of muffins was ready, Effie stuck her head in the kitchen, looking over her shoulder, even more nervously than usual.
Dean began getting ready for bed; the day's skiing had taken its toll.
He wasn't quite ready for sleep so he wandered back to the parlor, sat in the back corner and picked up a biking magazine.
Fred joined Dean in the dining room, taking up the duty of chatting with the guests, a task Dean was not yet ready to perform after a less-than-complete night's sleep.
Edith emerged, dressed for the great outdoors, ready to accompany her man on his macho adventures.
A half hour later, with Dean never having removed the phone from his ear, they were ready to leave for the airport.
I was downstream, on the other side of the bridge, watching Penny and by the time I noticed the crowd and got there, they were getting ready to haul Shipton out.
He turned to Dean, ready to read his expression.
The ever-present list and pencil were poised on the kitchen counter, as if ready for action.
I thought you said they were getting ready to spread Shipton's body parts around to the sick and needy and then plant what was left.
Most of the climbers have partners up here with their gear, ready to help.
Janet met him at the door, looking ready to cry.
Most of the guests are ready to check out.
Edith Shipton was standing by the fireplace, sobbing, Ryland was ready to swing on Fitzgerald, Claire Quincy was protesting something in the corner while Effie just looked bewildered.
He cleared his throat, as if ready to address a Rotary luncheon.
Fred had his pencil and pad at the ready.
I got my pencil ready.
Dean had no ready alternative.
Get ready to grab your dust mop, Harriet.
He had no ready solution, but continued to believe the ultimate solution she chose to these insurmountable obstacles was a cop-out.
He was sure by now it was a brown tangle, ready for the trash heap.
Jackson knew Sarah would talk when she felt ready.
Jackson was always ready to influence people, yet Sarah insisted they use that as a last resort.
She let out a self-important sigh as she turned; ready to dismiss the pesky newcomer.
Her eyes widened, then ran over him as if she were appraising a sinful dessert, ready to devour it.
This is yours if you get those puppies bagged and ready to go in under three minutes.
She was like a sorority girl ready to dish with her friends.
So, you ready for that chess match?
Jackson had taken a step forward, ready to enter the room, but stopped when Connor's voice quieted.
He waited to hear an engine start, ready to pounce.
Please, just let me get the blood first, I want it all ready.
He would be ready to change it the instant it emptied.
Get ready to say I told you so.
She smacked his arm and took off to get ready for Connor's arrival.
I have a date to get ready for.
He could see she was ready to come unglued, but why?
The lava cakes won't be ready for another half hour.
I'm straight out getting ready for this.
Will you help me get the holding room ready today?
It will be ready in a few days.
Great, I'll be ready.
Connor yawned, "I'm ready for bed, you coming Sarah?"
Sarah sat in the drawing room sipping coffee when Jackson and Elisabeth were ready to leave.
Elisabeth had closed her eyes, ready for a tirade.
Elisabeth looked up, ready to say, 'That's a great idea.'
When she stood, Jackson held his breath, ready to run.
Elisabeth and I will be ready to go with you.
Okay, I'll be ready.
I'm ready if you are.
Sarah and Connor sat in the drawing room when Elisabeth was ready to leave.
I don't think I'm ready for this.
Skippy, when you woke up with fangs you were ready for this.
Was he just biding his time waiting for her to come into his life, or did she come into his life when he was finally ready for her?
When he arrived, Elisabeth was just about ready to leave for Fairhaven.
Do you think Connor's ready to be around his family?
I plan to tell them someday, but I'm not ready yet.
Sure, whenever you're ready.
According to Katie's letter, kidding season was almost on them and they were getting the barn ready.
After that the chickens needed to be fed and she needed to get that chevon roast in the oven so it would be ready for lunch.
Carmen had her door open and was exiting the car when she glanced up to find Alex ready to help her out.
He chuckled and called to Katie that they were ready.
Katie should have breakfast ready.
He was ready to start a family as well - had been for a long time.
She was two years old - ready for the pot, anyway.
As Carmen expected, when Alex was ready to leave, he invited Katie to go back with him.
If he was getting ready to make an indecent proposal, she didn't want Katie to hear the squelching reply she had planned.
The crocuses were in full bloom and the daffodils along the fence were swollen, ready to give birth to their bright yellow blossoms.
I'm ready to go home.
I thought you were ready to go home.
I see you're ready to go.
Don't let him force you into a decision you're not ready to make.
She turned away from him so that he couldn't see she was ready to cry again.
Obviously Alex wasn't ready for marriage because he was still involved - with a woman who didn't love him.
When Alex returned, Katie had supper ready, but Carmen declined, saying she didn't feel well.
I'm simply not ready to face that kind of commitment yet.
When I get married it will be because I'm ready to put the effort into a permanent relationship.
I have every intention of marrying Alex, and I'm ready and willing to face a little competition.
The medics have your anti-sleepers ready.
Medic, get him ready to go!
Brady motioned for his men to ready themselves as he listened.
The medic and another man placed the injured soldier on a portable litter and rose, ready.
Brady glanced over his shoulder at his team, whose chests heaved and guns were still at the ready.
On impulse, Brady tapped his implant and breathed her name as he continued to ready himself.
The cat was staring hard at the mouse, as if ready to pounce.
She was getting ready to pass the point of no return.
Y'all get ready to go and meet us here at the med center.
Brady signaled his men to ready themselves.
Get the teams ready.
She was ready to break down crying and throw herself out of the helo in the hopes she didn't die when she hit the water.
The guest bedroom has been ready for visitors since my daughter died ten years ago.
Whoever is ready, go with Tony.
I was just getting ready to head over to get their midmorning snacks.
She looked ready to argue but obeyed.
He kissed her forehead lightly, marveling at the treasure he'd found when the world seemed ready to end.
More because I'm not ready to die.
At the Sanctuary, Kris was just getting ready to return to his tent when Kiki burst onto the beach, looking as if he were being chased by demons.
I've gotta get ready to go.
I want to kiss you one last time, but I'm not ready for you to disappear again.
Her head felt ready to explode with anger, and adrenaline warmed her from the inside out.
Katie knows it. I know it. I'm ready for my fate. Do what you were born to do, Rhyn, and don't think twice about me.
Rhyn clamped his mouth shut. He'd done what Kiki asked him to, and Kris didn't believe him. He was ready to go silent on it again for the rest of eternity. He turned to leave then stopped.
Rhyn flung one knife, catching a demon in the eye. The demon that had been ready to run Kris through dropped, and Kris shot him an angry look.
There I got ready for bed by brushing my teeth and washing my face.
In the morning, I stood in front of the mirror getting ready for school.