Used Sentence Examples
He used to be a pretty good mechanic.
He is selling a used vehicle that is five years old.
I used to trust Dad.
I'll just have to get used to being idle.
We are so used to being with the big boys.Advertisement
Frank is a very nervous dog who isn't used to being left alone.
We used to be so close.
Used motorcycles and scooters are on sale.
There used to be houses around here long time ago.
I used to play the lottery too.Advertisement
You can buy used Caravans.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
He used to pay $10; now he pays one dollar.
Volunteers and militia were used to being called out to stop violence.
Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.Advertisement
My parents used to listen to those old songs.
Extra stuff that is used does not do any harm.
The property used to be run commercially as an equestrian center, but is not used as a private property.
All council officers carry identification cards and are quite used to being challenged.
He rang the little bell which was used to call the page, but no page answered.Advertisement
She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.
He probably didn't realize she wasn't used to riding.
First, we are becoming usedto being watched.
Probably not or he would have used it.
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Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
She knew for certain that she was pretty, but this no longer gave her satisfaction as it used to.
The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.
He had used her and she had been fool enough to think he was actually interested in her.
My grandmother used to say, "There is many a slip between cup and lip."
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
He liked to hear the folk tales one of the soldiers used to tell of an evening (they were always the same), but most of all he liked to hear stories of real life.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
You haven't used it once.
For all you gadabouts and tourists used to driving hither and yon, a weekend trip to New England is a piece of cake.
It was where the barber shop used to be located.
I used them a lot over the years, not always to the FBI liking which didn't help my career but I found they often work.
She remembers all that I told her about it, and in telling her mother REPEATED THE VERY WORDS AND PHRASES I HAD USED IN DESCRIBING IT TO HER.
I hadn't used this expression.
I'm not used to cold weather.
People used to sweep the streets at night until a machine replaced them.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other.
When I was quite little that used to be so with me.
He had grown, become rosier, had curly dark hair, and, when merry and laughing, quite unconsciously lifted the upper lip of his pretty little mouth just as the little princess used to do.
I am used to something sweet.
I'm not used to dealing with humans.
As a stranger to human affection, he'd never quite gotten used to her hugs.
Get used to it.
They lived about a mile off through the woods, and were quite used to the route.
He used to make a cable for his anchor of strips of hickory bark tied together.
That Prince Andrew's deeply loved affianced wife--the same Natasha Rostova who used to be so charming--should give up Bolkonski for that fool Anatole who was already secretly married (as Pierre knew), and should be so in love with him as to agree to run away with him, was something Pierre could not conceive and could not imagine.
He used an alias and he fits your time table perfectly.
It's like a chess game, and the humans are pawns to be used and destroyed, he explained.
Even the crossbow she'd used the other night was clean and perched where she'd found it, loaded once again.
I used to be able to help people like you.
No, I used a Saanen buck.
He used his body to back her against the wall.
I have to start getting used to the fact life goes on.
A mock court room allows you to get used to being in a court room.
As machines do ever more things that we used to do, we will have more choices for how we spend our time.
We are used to non-rationed goods, unlimited food in grocery stores, and the overall widespread availability of inexpensive quality products.
Miss Keller used to knit and crochet, but she has had better things to do.
I got the milk to show her that she had used the correct word; but I did not let her drink it until she had, with my assistance, made a complete sentence, as "Give Helen some milk to drink."
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
Before describing the process of teaching Helen to speak, it may be well to state briefly to what extent she had used the vocal organs before she began to receive regular instruction in articulation.
The language must be one used by a nation, not an artificial thing.
He brought his own knife, though I had two, and we used to scour them by thrusting them into the earth.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
I used to start them in the open land also, where they had come out of the woods at sunset to "bud" the wild apple trees.
Nutting had a famous foxhound named Burgoyne--he pronounced it Bugine--which my informant used to borrow.
It is well known that a level cannot be used on ice.
Get used to it and you'll like it, and he patted her cheek.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
Pierre was so used to that smile, and it had so little meaning for him, that he paid no attention to it.
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
That is the actual phrase used by the Vienna cabinet, said the Danish charge d'affaires.
He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.
Count Pierre never used to forget us.
The line had never been used.
Since he'd dropped into seclusion there were any number of times I could have used his council.
I used the break in at Ethel Reagan's place as an excuse to have Howie visit both Boston burglaries.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
I'm more used to country property where doors and windows are left open, making my life oh so easy.
If I was stopped by the police I could have used the escort.
Everything is still just sitting there from the last time we used it.
We all had nicknames for each other and that's what we used, though some weren't said to their faces.
Just that someone in his family had a place near the beach, up the coast, and no one used it.
I just hoped and prayed somehow his contact of Ben or Howie could be used to locate us.
She was used to the teenage fits of temperament after spending the summer with her newly turned twenty-year-old brother.
She was so used to her brother that she didn't notice him grow up, but she saw it in Kyle.
He blinked and used his power to Travel to his study.
It was a subtle shift, an undercurrent of cool energy that brushed by him, like when Sofi used her voodoo fortune-telling powers around him.
He wasn't used to failure, and he didn't know how to take it.
He'd used the excuse of HQ moving to Miami a year before to upgrade everything in the room.
I get off on killing you idiots, she said in the same calm voice she used with Jonny.
The cold night didn't affect Jule this time; he used his magic to keep himself warm.
He recognized the procedure but hadn't heard of it being used since before his brother, Darian, had died thousands of years ago.
Two rolled from his place on the concrete floor in the corner and unwrapped the ratty blanket he used to keep himself warm.
That she'd used him, killed Darian … "Damian."
She'd never loved Darian and had used him to gain his title and power.
She recognized his tone; it was one Damian used when making her boundaries with him clear.
I'm used to one of them following me around like a puppy.
You didn't used to …touch me without asking.
Kris said nothing, feeling at once foolish and like he was the child Andre used to chastise for failing to focus on his duties.
New clothes had never felt so nice, even if they were used!
This will warm your blood, best get used to the taste.
No, he'll just have to keep his temper in check for a while until he is used to it.
He paused for a moment before continuing, Elisabeth, I used to believe living an eternity would be more than I could endure.
Once they had settled on October 12th for the wedding, and decided to use the same caterer they used for the Halloween gala, Elisabeth suggested they give it a rest until after Christmas.
I'm used to it.
How do you get used to carrying something half your size?
There's a spot down yonder on the creek where all us kids used to swim in the summer.
It was obvious he was used to running things, but his help often became an attempt to take over the barn.
I'm not used to asking permission.
He was brusque and candid, two traits she hadn't yet gotten used to.
They used our skills against us.
It didn't take much for her to realize he'd used one of the Horsemen.
You could say they were used for leverage if the country trounced too far on our generosity or refused to take into account our national interest when they acted up.
She'd truly cared for someone for the first time in her life, and he'd used her.
He'd used her and saved her, not for her, but for his own purposes!
We could've used some help.
She knew the manual labor class worked with their hands, but she didn't realize they used them to do more than serve the elite.
Most were in working order and just needed to be reactivated, a simple process she used her micro to do when no one was looking.
Elise says you used to call her to kill bugs in your room.
You should get used to it, though, Pops. What'll you do when your daughter is born?
Can Hannah's blood be used like Katie's?
I don't know why I am the way I am. I don't even know much of the Immortal Code, just the few key parts Andre used to lecture me about. Loyalty to my brothers, my mate, the Immortals, humanity. Respect for Death and her domain. Other variations of those.
Yes. And the man in black who used to visit you.
Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees. She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles. Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers. "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.
I never used powder or cover-up because there wasn't any for someone with skin as pale as mine.
Dean, who'd been on the force for their entire tenure, was used to their early morning bickering and paid no attention.
Dean had used a less intrusive pad and pencil with Cynthia Byrne.
Jeff used to jog and all but he got a bum knee.
He used to do some work for World Wide Insurance—where Byrne worked.
I'm used to everything being all screwed up.
Not too many have used the car as new as it is.
Dean was down to 11 dollars and change, so he used his Visa card, holding his breath that it wasn't maxed-out while the clerk ran it through the recording machine.
Here I used an assumed name and all and you ran me down.
He used the age-old method of asking questions that needed answers until she swung into something akin to conversation.
Jeff used to ride, years ago.
None of 'em used.'
Service managers should pro-actively consult the local community on discarded usedinjecting equipment.
But I'm afraid you cannot rule the Emerald City, as you used to, because we now have a beautiful Princess whom everyone loves dearly.
Let's talk a moment about patriotism and nationalism, words frequently used but seldom clearly defined.
Our favourite walk was to Keller's Landing, an old tumbledown lumber-wharf on the Tennessee River, used during the Civil War to land soldiers.
Down these steep slopes we used to coast.
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
With this machine movable type shuttles can be used, and one can have several shuttles, each with a different set of characters--Greek, French, or mathematical, according to the kind of writing one wishes to do on the typewriter.
It comes over me that in the last two or three pages of this chapter I have used figures which will turn the laugh against me.
This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
I had used it all through my school work, and never any other system.
Dear Frau Grote learned the manual alphabet, and used to teach me herself; but this was in private lessons, which were paid for by my friends.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
I made the signs that she had used when she wished me to go for the cake, and pushed her toward the door.
I used my little stock of beads, cards and straws at first because I didn't know what else to do; but the need for them is past, for the present at any rate.
This morning she used the conjunction AND for the first time.
She evidently understood that VERY was the name of the new thing that had come into her head; for all the way back to the house she used the word VERY correctly.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
Helen had been given a bed and carriage for her dolls, which she had received and used like any other gift.
She recognized that others used their lips; she "saw" her father reading a paper and when he laid it down she sat in his chair and held the paper before her face.
Stevenson, whom Miss Sullivan likes and used to read to her pupil, is another marked influence.
He came here a-fishing, and used an old log canoe which he found on the shore.
Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes, after the Indian fashion.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
Rapidly leaping the furrows, he fled across the field with the impetuosity he used to show at catchplay, now and then turning his good-natured, pale, young face to look back.
Round it stood seven large candlesticks like those used in churches.
What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.
Natasha was so used to this kind of talk with her husband that for her it was the surest sign of something being wrong between them if Pierre followed a line of logical reasoning.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
The lower section of the restaurant is a "subterranean lounge/party room" used for private events, and features a slightly different menu than upstairs that is not all-you-can-eat.
The lounge decorated with a fireplace and bar, typically is used for events.
The sports bar has been remodeled and is much more inviting that it used to be.
Located in a historic downtown location that used to cater to loggers, fisherman and railroad workers, the restaurant's atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.
Many of the herbs used in the restaurant are grown in its private garden.
Twenty-five percent of all of the electricity used in the restaurant is generated by the sun.
All the meals are made to order and only the finest ingredients are used.
Soaring roofs reach toward the sky over a building in which no nails were used in the construction.
Common ingredients used in their recipes include saffron rice, apricots, ginger sauce and couscous.
The restaurant consists of a large rectangular bar is at the entrance, gleaming in brass and dark wood, and a dining room that is brightly lit with well used wood floors and brass nameplates at each seat that frequent diners have claimed.
This warm and sophisticated eatery of "rustic elegance" offers seasonal cuisine to ensure that only the freshest ingredients are used.
Chances are he used your blood to incapacitate Damian.
In the words of an Oracle I once knew, get used to it.
It was probably just Darkyn's magic, which he used to kill the demons.
She hadn't heard him enter but doubted the Dark One used doors.
She said she made me, used me and was done with me.
You can always walk away, she told him, repeating the words Darkyn used to lure her into the deal they made originally.
I used to do this for a living— " "What?
Cynthia used Martha's smile to pursue the reason for their questioning.
He opened the bottom drawer, placed it in the back beneath his never used shorts and closed it with a slam.
That takes guts," Dean said, then added with a smile, "So goodie little Cynthia used to get her bum-bum paddled, huh?"
We used to go there to bail out the old man.
That's great had already been used.
A hundred yards ahead of them the infrequently used Jeep road became impassable in a washed-out jumble of stone.
Two used condoms were nearby.
Used to be we didn't have hooligans running around out here causing problems.
In the mountains, everybody used to help everyone else.
My brother Ralph and I used to summer here when we were children.
Back then before the war we used to take the train, later the bus.
Dean considered his poking options as he used half a cake of soap to scrub away the stink of the mine.
Someone had a campfire and it looked as if the door on the mine was used for fire wood.
Used to be, you saw ads all over the place.
Jennifer began snapping her small camera at the first vista until she realized she'd used more than half the roll.
He never got used to death, especially the young.
Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.
It used to be closed tighter than a kiddie cap on a pill bottle.
My pa used to play cards with Blackie Rowland.
Then Harold added, There used to be an Art Dawkins in Montrose.
He was the one who could have used it.
We used to camp over on the Gunnison River, and fish some, all four of us.
She's tougher than Cynthia Byrne used to be.
You will find much of your power diminished, especially among those who used to bow to you.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
She used it to warm up her socks.
It was how things always used to be with her.
You didn't used to be a weak, puny human.
In the meantime, killing dealers he used to consider colleagues or allies weighed heavily on his emotions at a time when he needed to think clearly.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
He used his power to soothe her sleep.
Though he possessed nowhere near the level of power he used to, he was still able to sense the figure cowering in a corner.
Let her get used to you first.
We used to talk a lot, you know.
He used to be awake instantly - another indication that this thing with Lori was troubling him deeper than he would admit.
It wasn't what she had said, nor would she have used those words to describe her feelings.
Alex says it's best to let them alone, but Casper is used to being around me.
She put the heel of her hand on the place where blood was coming out and used her other hand to press down hard.
From that point on, she made sure the chores outside were done before dark, and was always aware of things around her that could be used as weapons.
She'll get used to the change, though, and respond the way everyone around her does.
He always used to romance me.
If he would only put an arm around her when they slept, like he used to, she might feel better.
She tipped her head back, longing for him to kiss her the way he used to.
It was something he always used to do, but hadn't done since he came home from the hospital.
I wanted you to notice me – romance me like you used to.
I got used to you taking care of me.
A man of few words, Gabriel hadn't gotten used to the political side of his job yet.
What he used to be, before the events of the past year.
Gabe used his magic to communicate with the small life.
She can't do to you what she used to, Rhyn said at the silence.
His body was stiff, as if he wasn't used to hugging her.
I used machinery to cut the pieces.
I'm used to the trees putting me to sleep at night.
He was stuck with her by their laws, a daily reminder of someone who used to hurt him.
Death … you used to take care of the really old angels, and Gabe visited the little ones all the time.
I can't hurt anyone and knowing that I used to… her chin trembled.
He didn't release her, instead drawing up the arm she used as a pillow to force her head against his shoulder.
This Deidre and the one he used to know were two different people.
The magic I used to kill her, I also used to seal the tumor.
You don't follow the same rules you used to.
Jealous. She never used silk with me.
The peacemaker of the brothers, Andre instinctively used his gift of mind control to counter the tempers of his fiery brothers.
He looked at her, and she smiled the same gentle smile she used to greet humans to the underworld.
She really didn't give a damn if he wasn't used to being challenged.
We can't talk freely like we used to.
Used my newfound power to steal a key from some robed freak.
It was muggier than she was used to, the air clinging to her already hot skin.
Yes, I am used to giving orders, orders that everyone follows.
You'll get used to them.
Well, it does take some getting used to.
She looked at the bottle anew, thoughts going to the long list of Immortals she could.ve used it on instead of bearing their attacks.
He entered the castle, following the scents up the back stairwell that Katie alone used to avoid the other Immortals.
Kris does a big feast here every year, and Andre used to arrange the December holiday celebration.
It was a word Andre had used that Rhyn never understood.
The cafeteria was four times the size of the one she was used to, and she lingered in the doorway, finally catching the attention of a convent member.
It is not at all customary to how the Sanctuary is meant to be used, she said sternly.
What words had Rhyn used?
Just not used to their bathrooms yet.
Lines had been drawn on the grass, large squares like those used for wrestling, with a circle in the center.
Get used to that now.
He used his body to guide hers.
He'd never seen art of this kind, only the statues of his father's court and the multi-hued strands used to decorate homes.
He'd never used her name before.
She was getting used to the hard stares the warriors gave her, the only indication of their surprise at her candidness.
Mansr took her a different route than the one she'd used to enter, one that sloped down and then up.
Despite the piercing gaze she'd never quite gotten used to, she stepped past Jetr and looked up at her mate, taking him in breathlessly once again.
She doubted she'd ever get used to his towering size or strength.
I can't think who else would have used it in the last hundred years.
I used to send my laundry out, before I married a washer woman, but I never put my name on my shorts!
I used my charge card and he'll trace us here.
He used to be a police detective, back in Pennsylvania.
Her dress was a half a step above the rag she used to polish the furniture and her hair had longer roots than Elmer Fudd's garden.
I used to pretend when I was young.
I used to believe in ghosts when I was young.
Are you going in the used clothing business next?
She used to tell me all the time.
She used to talk of Annie all the time, tell us how brave her sister was, how she and the Reverend administered to the sick, and those women.
These were the first three characters used on the first page of the notebook and the combination appeared with regularity throughout the book.
I skipped ahead to a page where she used more punctuation and it helped.
And I'm still bothered that there are twenty-seven characters used and not just twenty-six.
The space business doesn't seem to work but she might have used a character for a period.
I used to be a cop.
You get used to knowing the different types of hardness and thickness.
Jerome used to do that.
I used to do that as a child with Claire.
He just used me.
He ravaged me, and he used me, just to gain access....
She's used to being dominated.
He used to beat the shit out of his shack full of kids just to keep in shape.
Liquor was something Cynthia used infrequently and not very well.
She'd like to kill the...she used a term very uncommon to her usual vocabulary.
You used to be a big city detective.
Either Jerome Shipton would have seen the cut and not used the rope, or he would have fallen so far he'd be whispering to Lucifer, not Jake Weller.
I don't feel the same as I used to come Monday mornings.
None of us is as young as he used to be.
It was never clear if that was the case and the kid lucked out, but Dean used the excuse of mock consternation to excuse himself and walk uptown to telephone Cynthia.
He grasped her wrist with his one free hand but she used the other.
We can't say if she planned on killing him with it or was just protecting herself but later she used it to cut his line.
She even used the same fountain pen she used when she registered here at Bird Song, when she signed 'Edith Jones.'
Used to being alone, she was content with her own company.
The collection was made up of Shipton's newly purchased, barely used, ice climbing gear, ropes, ice axes, pitons and various garments.
So, you think Jerome Shipton cut the line so it looked like someone was trying to kill him and then used the remaining portion to loop through an anchor so he could then rappel down?
Shipton had used a gnarled cedar, years dead, as an anchor for his line.
I can't see why the fact that he used a pen would send you dashing up to the ice park and half kill yourself.
Just because Shipton had a key don't mean he used it.
Besides, Edith had the pen in her possession so he lacked any opportunity to change it back to the color she used years earlier when she wrote the suicide note.
I wouldn't be surprised he used them to mop up something, blood perhaps.
Then he added, "Or, perhaps he used it, to stuff it in her mouth and silence her while he choked her to death."
She used wax to bind the partially severed ends together, just enough that a cursory glance wouldn't disclose what she'd done.
He suspected Standish knew Sarah's secret all along and only used her to turn him.
As he approached the door, Jackson thought about the last time he used this room.
You get used to it.
I swear, I have never used influence on you for any reason, never!
He wanted to scream; he wasn't used to women challenging him this way and had no idea how to turn this around.
Great. I'd like the name of the caterer you used.
She crunched up her face, then used her index finger to wipe Elisabeth's thumb.
I guess this is going to take some getting used to.
They used Billie's privates for an ashtray.
Fred was so sticky-sweet on the phone with the landlady that Dean took a break and used the john just so he wouldn't have to listen to the dribble.
Maybe Corbin just used it too and received some mail there.
He could account for the correct mileage on the car if he used a tow bar that kept the wheels on the road.
He could figure the gas he'd have used and written his own receipt when he filled up the motor home, stopping after filling the tank part way.
Because he parked the motor home in some campground near Norfolk, then transferred the bike to his car, stashed the bike somewhere down the beach and used it the next morning, like you said, to get back to the motor home.
You've used up your quota of thank you's.
While Fred had chatted amiably during the course of the two weeks, he confined his discussions to methods that might be used in finding and identifying Byrne, and never complained about having to remain in Parkside.
They both knew Pat Corbin was one of the names used in Scranton.
I think he used to bike and I do some myself.
And I spent a lot of time wondering why there weren't any fingerprints on a gun that had just been used by a guy not wearing gloves.
My sainted daddy used to say there are two things in life you don't want to see, sausage being made and laws being passed.
I'm not used to having a phone in the house, much less carrying a cell phone.