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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. When Elizabeth realized that Darcy considered himself too good to dance with his inferiors - she took great offense at his _____.

2. In a brief essay - describe a person you admire - someone whose virtues and achievements you would like to _____.

3. After the quarrel - Gina said nothing could _____ her to talk to Pedro again.

4. When the boys first met their new stepmother - they felt some _____ - but eventually they lost that initial awkwardness and talked with her comfortably.

5. In a fiery speech - Mario _____ his fellow students to go out on strike to protest the university's anti-affirmative action stand.

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

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

8. When I saw how Fred and his fraternity brothers had trashed the frat house - I decided to _____ my offer to let them use our summer cottage over spring break.

9. In Tibet today - the common people still _____ their traditional spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama.

10. Although her _____ smile and gentle bearing made Miss Marple seem to be a sweet little old lady - in reality she was a tough-minded - shrewd observer of human nature.

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

12. The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to _____ his weak case.

13. What _____ did you use when you selected this essay as the prizewinner?

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

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

16. We made an _____ choice to eat at the first restaurant we saw.

17. My Uncle Henry can out-talk any three people I know. he is the most _____ man in Cayuga County.

18. As far as I'm concerned - Apple's claims about its new computer are pure _____; no machine is that good!

19. With its worn-out dialogue and predictable plot - the sitcom struck me as unbearably _____.

20. Jealous of Cinderella's beauty - her _____ stepsisters expressed their spite by forcing her to do menial tasks.

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

22. Although her early poetry was clearly _____ in nature - the critics thought she had promise and eventually would find her own voice.

23. Towering over the nearby houses - the MacMansion looked wholly _____ in the historic neighborhood of small Craftsman bungalows.

24. The president _____ the astronauts - whom he called 'the pioneers of the Space Age.'

25. Cool - calm - and collected - James Bond shows remarkable _____ in the face of danger.

26. Looking for any inconsistency in the testimony that might exonerate his client - the defense lawyer pounced on a _____ between the two witnesses' versions of what had occurred.

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

28. Unlike Widow Douglas - who _____ Huck's minor offenses - Miss Watson did nothing but scold.

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

30. The conceited rap star relished the _____ he received from his groupies and yes-men.

31. Rejecting the candidate's _____ comments on tax reform - the reporter pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.

32. Instead of delivering a spoken _____ at Genny's memorial service - Jeff sang a song he had written in her honor.

33. Typically - partygoers are _____; hermits are not.

34. Warned of _____ weather conditions ahead - the pilot told the passengers to fasten their seat belts.

35. 'Judicial activism' is the alleged tendency of some judges to _____ the power of elected legislatures by making the law rather than merely interpreting it.

36. Without additional funding - it may not be _____ to build a new stadium for the team on the city's highly developed West Side.

37. An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively _____ and should have no ill effect on you.

38. Youth's beauty is _____; it quickly fades with age.

39. The boss prefaced his speech by telling a pointless _____ about an encounter he'd had with former President Bush.

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

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

42. Seeking the end of slavery - the abolitionists _____ freedom for the slaves.

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

44. Although the University of California at Berkeley is just one part of the state university system - in many ways - Cal Berkeley is _____ - for it runs several programs that are not subject to state control.

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

46. The fact that the band was already booked to play in Hollywood on New year's Eve _____ their accepting the gig in London.

47. When Amanda said to the ticket scalper - 'One hundred bucks? What do you want - a pound of flesh?' she was making an _____ to Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

48. After separating from Tony - Tina announced that she would _____ all debts incurred by her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

49. There's no point to what you're saying. Why are you bothering to make such _____ remarks?

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