Example sentences for: pears

How can you use “pears” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • British journalist Iain Pears' best-selling murder mystery, set in 17 th century England, is compared to Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose . Pears uses the thriller as an occasion to wax philosophical, meditating on scientific method and political liberalism.

  • The ancient Egyptians painted images of food and personal effects in their tombs, images that were to accompany the dead on their last journey, and a rich tradition of European still-life painting slips little reminders of mortality--skulls and flickering candles--among the apples and pears and peeled lemons.

  • It has always, since long before my time, been the custome for only the first part of a compound to be used, such as my old china (=china plate=mate) or up the apples (= apples and pears = stairs ), and it is generally believed that this practice first began among the semi-criminal classes to render their speech less easily comprehensible to outsiders.

  • The effect is that of a hushed chapel, and on the altar is this gorgeous riddle of a painting, with its tilted plate of ripe pears, its pendulous eggplants, its great blue-black bedspread draped across the lower half of the painting, and its round, wicker-wound ginger jar, carefully placed in the middle.

  • Across the lake at Westbank, among other orchard towns, you pay for what you pick: apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, pears, and apples.


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