01. My grandfather used to enjoy [carving] ducks out of wood.
02. My dad always had the job of [carving] the turkey at Christmas.
03. When I was working in the far north, I saw many beautiful [carvings] made from soapstone by Inuit artists.
04. The prisoner was able to escape after [carving] a gun out of soap, and using it to threaten the guard.
05. Gabriel [carved] his girlfriend's initials into the top of his desk.
06. The cook [carved] thin slices of meat off the roast beef.
07. The doors of the church were decorated with beautiful [carvings] of religious scenes.
08. Over the centuries, the river has [carved] a winding path through the canyon.
09. Vikrem has [carved] himself an important place in this company through his hard work.
10. Spanish author Cervantes once observed that the brave man [carves] out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.
11. Artist Michelangelo once said of his work, "I saw the angel in the marble, and [carved] until I set him free."
12. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which holds that what is learned in youth is [carved] in stone.
13. Scientists have discovered the oldest known playable musical instrument in the world; a flute [carved] from a bird's wingbone more than 9,000 years ago.
14. A turkey should never be [carved] until it has been out of the oven at least 30 minutes.
15. On the stone temples of Madura in southern India, there are more than 30 million [carved] images of gods and goddesses.
16. "The Pieta" is the only sculpture on which Michelangelo is believed to have [carved] his name.
17. The two most highly developed forms of traditional art in Mozambique are wood [carving] and dancing.
18. In the 19th century, European powers [carved] up Africa, and claimed huge territories of the continent as their colonies.
19. The people of Easter Island [carved] approximately 600 stone figures, some as high as 36 feet.
20. The faces of four American presidents are [carved] into the rock at Mount Rushmore.
21. In 1790, workers in Mexico City unearthed a massive stone solar calendar believed to have been [carved] by the Aztecs in 1479.
22. Humans [carve] the world into meaningful chunks called categories in order to make sense of our environment and the objects contained within it.
23. Landforms on earth are systematically [carved] out by rivers as they flow to the sea.
24. Alexander the Great [carved] out the greatest empire of his time, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Afghanistan.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • carve — [kärv] vt. carved, carving [ME kerven < OE ceorfan < IE base * gerebh , to scratch: see GRAPHIC] 1. to make or shape by or as by cutting, chipping, hewing, etc. [carve a statue out of wood or stone, carve a career] 2. to decorate the… …   English World dictionary

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