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Sample sentences for the GRE study word compress

compress can be used as a verb
compress can be used as a noun

1.This is only where we compress it. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.Would you, you could not compress him. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.We compress the earth into bricks, so as to remove them without revealing what they are. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4."I will compress the story as far as may be done without omitting anything vital to the case. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6."I am not to blame for having tried every means to compress it," said Planchet. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Elton's voice from the sitting-room had not checked her, and made it expedient to compress all her friendly and all her congratulatory sensations into a very, very earnest shake of the hand. - from Emma by Jane Austen
8.The countess had a headache brought on by all the noise and turmoil and was lying down in the new sitting room with a vinegar compress on her head. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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