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Sentence count:203+16 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-02-20Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: chaffdrinking strawhuskpale yellowshuckstalkstrewstubbleSimilar words: strawberrystrapstrayastraystrainstratumstrangerestrainMeaning: [strɔː]  n. 1. plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder 2. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds 3. a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white 4. a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth. v. 1. cover or provide with or as if with straw 2. spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic). adj. of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored. 
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1 A drowning man will catch at a straw
2 A straw shows which way the wind blows. 
3 You can't make bricks without straw
4 A drowning man will clutch at a straw
5 He that liveth in court dieth upon straw
6 Drowning man will catch at a straw
7 One cannot make bricks without straw
8 The wide-brimmed straw hat shielded his face.
9 Yes. This is the last straw.
10 The shed was roofed with dried straw.
11 She drank her soda through a straw.
12 She sipped her lemonade through a straw.
13 She was noisily sucking up milk through a straw.
14 It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
15 The old peasant is twisting pieces of straw into a rope.
16 A straw poll conducted at the end of the meeting found most people agreed with Mr Forth.
17 It's the last straw.
18 Mr Straw issued a stern warning to those who persist in violence.
19 I sat on a bale of straw near the fire.
20 The animals sleep on straw.
21 Pick over and hull the straw berries.
22 He littered the stable with fresh straw.
23 The farmer piles a cart with straw.
24 He viciously bayoneted the straw dummy.
25 In good years corn is hay(, in ill years straw is corn. 
26 The fraud depended on hundreds of bank accounts being opened on behalf of straw men.
27 He seems to be looking for a man of straw to belabor.
28 She was sitting on the grass sucking lemonade through a straw.
29 The special cabinet committee comprises Mr Brown, Mr Mandelson,[] and Mr Straw.
30 Losing my job was bad enough, but being evicted from my house was the final straw.
More similar words: strawberrystrapstrayastraystrainstratumstrangerestrainabstractstrainedstrategydistractstraightstrayingstrategicregistraraustraliaconstrainfrustrateostracizeorchestraostracismprostratestraitenedmagistratedistraughtconstraintdire straitsstraightenillustrate
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