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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Thirty years after the war - she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with _____ against the foe.

2. Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next - she was confused by the _____ of her feelings.

3. Although Alfred _____ in fulfilling his duties at work - he is less conscientious about meeting his obligations at home.

4. Since both interpretations seemed possible - the judge could not decide which way to interpret a particularly _____ passage in the law.

5. Using only a few descriptive phrases - Austen manages to _____ the character of Mr. Collins so deftly that we can predict his every move.

6. You had better _____ your accounting errors before the auditors arrive.

7. She kept all the receipts form her business trip in order to _____ her expenses for the Internal Revenue Service.

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

9. Mother was a _____ housekeeper - unwilling to allow a single speck of dirt to mar her perfect home.

10. When Johnny came down with a bad case of poison oak - the doctor recommended calamine lotion to _____ the itching.

11. The costume designer _____ the leading lady's ball gown with yards and yards of ribbon and lace.

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

13. At evening block inspection - the recruits' bunk room - washroom - and gear come under the inspecting officer's close _____.

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

15. Stories in The New York Times often include _____ allusions to obscure people and events.

16. Psychoanalysts must maintain their professional _____ and stay uninvolved with their patients' personal lives.

17. Their _____ in rank made no difference at all to the prince and Cinderella.

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

19. A pragmatic politician - he was guided more by what was _____ than by what was right.

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

21. Nobody minded when Professor Renoir's lectures wandered away from their official them; his _____ were always more fascinating than the topic of the day.

22. The store manager tried to _____ the angry customer by offering to replace the damaged merchandise or return her money.

23. When Elizabeth realized that Darcy considered himself too good to dance with his inferiors - she took great offense at his _____.

24. Although Nancy enjoyed Bill's _____ - lighthearted companionship - she sometimes wondered whether he could ever be serious.

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

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

27. According to Sherlock Homes - the very point that appears to complicate a case - when duly considered and scientifically handled - is the one most likely to _____ it.

28. Though Widow Douglas had hopes of reforming Huck - Miss Watson considered him _____ and swore he would come to no good end.

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

30. In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths - Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.

31. After Ralph dropped his second try of drinks that week - the manager swiftly _____ him to a minor post behind the bar.

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

33. The museum curator placed the Eskimo-carved wooden totem pole in _____ with two contemporary stone masks from Africa - creating a stunning effect.

34. To be low man on the totem pole is to have a decidedly inferior place in the _____.

35. Though Aunt Bea at times had to _____ Opie for inattention in church - she believed he was at heart a God-fearing lad.

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

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

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

39. No matter how hard Darnell tried to lure the trout into taking the bait - the fish was too _____ to catch.

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

41. This alleged fiscal crisis is no crisis at all. it is based on _____ claims about financial institutions and on scare stories about impending economic ruin.

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

43. Even the best-mannered students have trouble behaving with _____ on the last day of school.

44. The architect realized that her design for the new school had to be in _____ with the local building code.

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

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

47. You can _____ your chances of being admitted to the college of your choice by learning to write well.

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

49. 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.

50. The infant Mozart's parents quickly realized that their son had an _____ gift for music.