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
The works on display—mostly paintings and photographs, but also a few sculptures and a video—depict women in a variety of contexts.
When playing at schools, SistaStrings incorporates historical context while performing songs by African-American artists, the duo's Monique Ross said.
But in other contexts, our leaders — in all realms — should offer more open appreciation and acknowledgment for the infinite assortment of other ways in which Canada is not different from the United States, much to our benefit.
But the boffins at Continental (the tire company) have been rethinking the standard way of doing things, specifically in the context of small and medium-size electric vehicles.
Only then did Letterman expose Trump's hypocrisy about China, which in context appeared as much an attempt at saving face as a defiant takedown.
For context, the role of labor is often to sit across the table and negotiate with corporations and CEOs who are determined to put profits over people.
The University of Mississippi has also added a plaque to a Confederate monument at the entrance to Lyceum Circle to add context and assert the university’s commitment to diversity.
Many things are done in the name of God and taken out of context.
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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.
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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