Top English Words in Top World Literature – Vocabulary with Example Sentences

This comprehensive collection of English sentences will help students and writers learn English vocabulary and usage by examples from world’s top literature. There are some 2,800+ selected words with 28,000+ sentence examples in the database complied from top 98 selected books written by the 83 world famous authors.
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Top English words in this database are carefully collected words that are frequently appeared on various exam lists including GRE, TOEFL, etc. Selections are based on the lists prepared by various authorities that includes but not limited to Arco, Kaplan, Princeton, etc. The database is available in MS Excel 2007 (.xlsx) format and MS Access 2007 (.accdb) database format.
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Words definition and parts of speech are also available. Length of the example sentences are between 30 and 128 characters. Being less than 140 characters twitter limits these sentence examples are very suitable for twits. Sentences were compiled from the following sources:

Book Title Author
A Christmas Carrol Charles Dickens
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Winslow Irving
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
Animal Farm George Orwell
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
Dracula Bram Stoker
Dubliners James Joyce
Emma Jane Austen
Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
Frankenstein or the Modern Prom Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin)
Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Good Night Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian
Good Omens Terry Pratchett
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Grimm’s Fairy Stories Pub. by the Grimm brothers
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
Heidi Johanna Spyri
Holes Louis Sachar
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Kane And Abel Jeffrey Archer
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Flies Arthur P. Ziegler Jr.
Love in the Time of Cholera Grabriel Garcia Marquez
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
Memoirs of Fanny Hill John Cleland
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
Middlemarch George Eliot
Midnight’s children Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick Herman Mellville
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
Nostromo Joseph Conrad
Notes from the Underground Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
Paradise Lost John Milton
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
Tales of Terror and Mystery Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tess of the D’urbervilles Thomas Hardy
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
The Autumn of the Patriarch Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Call of the Wild Jack London
The Catcher in the Rye Jeff Marsden
The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis
The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Ga Vladimir Romanov
The Jungle Upton Sinclair
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving
The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
The Lost World Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
The Provost John Galt
The Ragged Trousered Philanthro Robert Tressell
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Stand Stephen King
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll Robert Louis Stevenson
The Thirty-nine Steps John Buchan
The Thorn Birds Colleen Mc Cullough
The Turn of the Screw Henry James
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
Ulysses James Joyce
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Watership Down Richard Adams
World without End Ken Follet
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

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Data Structure:Data is presented in the following structure:

Field Data Type Description
Word Character (20) Top words selected by various Authorities
Part of Speech Character (10) Part of speech of the word
Word Definition Character (255) Definitions of the word, sometimes from multiple sources
Sentence Character (128) Senetences are between 30 and 128 charater long
Book Title Character (100) Source of the example sentence
Author Character (100) Author of the book

In addition to the above structure, word definitions are also available in normalized form in the database as below:

Field Data Type Description
Word Character (20) Top words selected by various Authorities
Part of Speech Character (10) Part of speech of the word
Word Definition Character (255) Definitions of the word, sometimes from multiple sources

Total Records:

There are some 2,800+ selected words with 28,000+ sentence examples in the database complied from top 98 selected books written by the 83 world famous authors.

Sample Records:

Word POS Word Definition SentenceExample Book Title Author
abate v. to lessen, to subside And as he laughed, the pain in his joints began to abate. The Stand Stephen King
abbey n. the group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns. Was there any picture of her in the abbey? Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
abeyance cn. suspended action Time was in abeyance on the ship’s clocks . Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
abide v. be faithful; to endure At last luck seemed to settle and abide with Joe. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
effluvia pn. outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor All the rotting effluvia of the seashore rolled into one smell. The Thorn Birds Colleen Mc Cullough
menace n. a threat. This menace smothered the young man’s passion. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
pantomime n. sign-language. They illustrated their meaning with pantomime. A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
partisan one-sided committed to a party biased or prejudiced The partisan warfare flamed up most fiercely in the latter days of October. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
parley v. to converse in. Before he could shut the door, however, the doctor had passed into the parlour, without a word of parley. Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
rampart n. a bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry. On the fourth day fires broke out on the Zubovski rampart. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
sociable adj. inclined to seek company. They weren’t exactly a sociable group. Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
unbelief n. doubt. I believe, O Lord, help my unbelief. Ulysses James Joyce
wield v. to use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command. How long shall they wield unlawful power? War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
zenith pn. highest point on the imaginary celstial sphere, antonym of nadir The sun was in its zenith and the wind had ceased. Heidi Johanna Spyri

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