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Sample sentences for the GRE study word arbitrary

arbitrary can be used as a adj

1.And stripes, and arbitrary punishmen. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.Rule thy own realms with arbitrary swa. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.He is a seemingly arbitrary man, this is because he knows what he is talking about better than any one else. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
4.poet's imagination, might seem arbitrary or far-fetched. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5.He not only believes, but positively knows, that such and such apparently arbitrary arrangements of matter constitute and alone constitute the true beauty. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6.And the farther we go back in examining events the less arbitrary do they appear. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.Or could it be that there was a prearranged significance to such phrases as 'fly-paper' and 'hen-pheasant' Such a meaning would be arbitrary and could not be deduced in any way. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8.The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable arbitrary human wills, is continuous. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.The public services to which the yeomanry were bound, were not less arbitrary than the private ones. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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