Examples of context in a Sentence
- … it was Dickens who first used the word 'detective' in a literary context … —John Mullan, How Novels Work, 2006
- Entrepreneurship and civil freedoms depend on a context of civil order, predictability, and individual security. —Susan L. Woodward, Balkan Tragedy, 1995
- … the old building, its original acre, inside its high outer wall, was immune to change, out of context and out of time. —Harriet Doerr, The Tiger in the Grass, 1995
We need to look at the event within the larger context of world history.
The book puts these events in their proper historical and social contexts.
We need to consider these events in context.
Recent Examples of context from the Web
For context, that same weekend's Formula One Canadian Grand Prix drew three times that audience on ABC, while NHRA qualifying from Richmond drew 374,000 viewers on FS1.
For context, that’s roughly the slot value for the 47th pick in last week’s draft.
Since being posted on Facebook on June 8, the post has garnered over 800 likes — for context, the department’s previous post on electrical fires received eight likes.
For context, the Tampa Bay Rays had a majors-best plus-17 rating.
Just for context, one month ago, MasterCard reported a 38% increase in revenue...to $3.5bn.
For context, most parties take around three days to climb the route.
For context, when Warren dropped out a month ago, his field director tweeted that the campaign had identified 862 delegates (of a total of 5,382) who would have voted for Warren — that’s 16 percent of the total delegates.
For context, Ripple can handle 1,500 transactions per second, while Bitcoin can reportedly only handle seven in the same timespan.
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context, in Context
In its earliest uses (documented in the 15th century), context meant "the weaving together of words in language." This sense, now obsolete, developed logically from the word's source in Latin, contexere "to weave or join together." Context now most commonly refers to the environment or setting in which something (whether words or events) exists. When we say that something is contextualized, we mean that it is placed in an appropriate setting, one in which it may be properly considered.
Origin and Etymology of context
CONTEXT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of context for English Language Learners
: the words that are used with a certain word or phrase and that help to explain its meaning
: the situation in which something happens : the group of conditions that exist where and when something happens
CONTEXT Defined for Kids
Definition of context for Students
- Without the context, I don't know what he meant by the word “odd.”
- The book considers her actions in their historical context.
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