Example sentences for: jakes

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

  • Shakespeare uses jakes confidently in King Lear (c. 1605):

  • Its exact origin is unascertained, but it is likely to have been a variant of jakes (with the indefinite article preceding it).

  • My lord, if you will give me leave, I will tread this unbolted villain into mortar, and daub the wall of a jakes with him.

  • Mailer was not a critic of Southern literature, but he privately wondered whether posterity might not judge John Jakes a better novelist than Faulkner, sources close to Mailer tell Mailer.

  • Patridge also says that the term is now obsolete, but to this day the blocks of toilets at my old school, St. Edmund's College in Hertfordshire, are affectionately known as Jakes Tower.

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