Example sentences for: picking

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

  • There were reasons for picking that century.

  • Is there an automatic place for the top consciousness-raising tracts of the fifties (David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd ), sixties (Norman O. Brown's Love's Body ), seventies (Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism ), and eighties (Alan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind )? A tempting (and sensible) option is to split the difference between influence and style by picking the top books about the major events of the century: Communism (snubbing Whittaker Chambers's Witness would be a scandal), race and colonialism (Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma , Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth of Solitude ); modern art (Woolf's A Room of One's Own , alas; Edmund Wilson's Axel's Castle , if To the Finland Station misses under Communism); and the Holocaust (with Anne Frank's diary likely to top the whole list).

  • When I was interested in picking up the new smash hit Unreal , I went to eBay and saw that over the past month some 70 or so copies of that game had been auctioned for about $22 each.

  • That's what that was: The boys picking their favorite boys who play sports.)

  • On his continually updated Web site, the indomitable Ruddy charges on, picking away at Starr's report and darkly suggesting that the Whitewater prosecutor, with his impeccable Republican credentials, has joined the cover-up.

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