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 lawsuit is striking, because using still images from television shows online is so commonplace in a variety of contexts, and is often considered fair use.
Instead, context and multiple lines of evidence will be key to a detection of alien life.
The context: In Stranger Things season 2, Hopper takes Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in.
The next application for email is context-specific automatic replies.
Senator Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, opened the hearing with some important numerical context.
Coates fronts each piece with context-shaping, prefatory narratives.
Conner also told Buzzfeed that almost all of the exes were from middle school and that her relationships with the, were nothing serious, though that context was missing from the social media posts.
But even random codes have an obvious vulnerability: Repetitious use of the same code groups in messages enables codebreakers to tease out their meaning from context or position.
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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.
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- 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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