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Complete Advanced Sentences

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1. At commencement - the dean praised Ellen for her _____ behavior as class president.

2. Because Ann felt no desire to marry - she was _____ to Carl's constant proposals.

3. Tourists are urged not to _____ the sanctity of holy places by wearing immodest garb.

4. Judy's great fear was that she might _____ omit a question on the exam and mismark her entire answer sheet.

5. Disappointed in love - Miss Emily became a _____; she shut herself away in her empty mansion and refused to see another living soul.

6. When both Harvard and Stanford accepted Laura - she was in a _____ as to which school she should attend.

7. The inquisitors used both physical and psychological _____ to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.

8. The headmaster's _____ demeanor tended to care off the more timid students - who never visited his study willingly.

9. Everyone waited to see which one of the rival candidates for city council the mayor would _____.

10. Every time Ermengarde made a mistake in class - she was terrified that she would receive a harsh _____ from Miss Minchin.

11. At the protest rally - the students cheered the strikers and booed the dean with equal _____.

12. Blind people sometimes develop a compensatory ability to sense the _____ of objects around them.

13. The young princess made the foolish _____ that the regent would not object to her taking the reins of power.

14. Because a _____ examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson - we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more thorough investigation of the fire's cause.

15. The glitter and _____ of the ballroom took Cinderella's breath away.

16. Covering the Olympic Games - the sportscasters _____ every American victory and grumbled about every American defeat.

17. The legendary athlete Jim Thorpe - who _____ all his competitors at the 1912 Olympic Games - made a name for himself in baseball - football - and track.

18. By their use of the Internet - propagandists have been able to _____ their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe.

19. Con artists take advantage of the _____ of inexperienced Internet users to gain access to their credit card information.

20. When you send a message on Twitter - be _____; a tweet cannot be more than 140 characters long.

21. On certain issues of principle - the senator refused to take a _____ stand - but let her conscience be her guide.

22. There is a fine line between speech that is _____ and to the point and speech so abrupt that it verges on rudeness.

23. Compared to Jo - who was perfectly ready to chat with anyone about anything - Beth was _____ about what she considered personal matters.

24. The beauty of Tiffany's stained glass appealed to Esther's _____ sense.

25. To win his audience - the speaker used every _____ trick in the book.

26. _____ to his downtrodden existence - the day laborer was too meek to protest his supervisor's bullying.

27. Although defeat appeared inevitable - the general was _____ in his refusal to surrender.

28. The Head Start program attempts to _____ prekindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter elementary school.

29. A miser hoards money - not because he is _____ - but because he is stingy.

30. Government agents have been known to use wiretapping and other _____ methods to spy on suspected terrorists.

31. Shrewdly purchasing valuable plots of land for small sums - John Jacob Astor gained a reputation as an _____ investor.

32. Politicians of both the extreme right and left annoy me because they do not sound like people but parrots mindlessly repeating _____ clich

33. To John - who had never missed a meal - hunger was an _____ concept - one he understood only in theory.

34. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the _____ of the principal's expression.

35. After medical school - the two doctors took widely _____ paths - one becoming a wealthy plastic surgeon - the other joining the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.

36. Although some girls were attracted by Mark's air of _____ - Judy was put off by it - for she felt his aloofness indicated a lack of openness.

37. Her wealthy suitors wooed her with _____ gifts.

38. Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch - Joan of Arc refused to _____ her belief that her voices came from God.

39. Noticing the _____ glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter - the clerk wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in the store.

40. The recent corruption scandals have _____ many people's faith in the city government.

41. To revise a textbook properly - you must do more than make a few _____ changes to the manuscript.

42. Uninterested in philosophical or spiritual discussions - Max talked only of _____ matters - such as the daily weather forecast or the latest basketball results.

43. Some of the newer - less formal passages on the SAT have a _____ tone that is intended to make them more appealing to students.

44. I am a _____ about the proposed new health plan; I want some proof that it will work.

45. Someone mute cannot talk; someone _____ can hardly stop talking.

46. Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result - he was tried for _____.

47. When acacias are in bloom - the increase of pollen in the air _____ Richard's hay fever.

48. The doctor assured the boy's parents that his fever would eventually _____.

49. The stereotypical cowboy is a _____ soul - answering lengthy questions with a simple 'yep' or 'nope.'

50. Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted many subjects over the years - she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.