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.
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With Tove Lo x Leontine, the Lady Wood takes on meaning outside the context of music.
The need to understand the natural context of modern climate change has been an unmitigated boon for historians.
Rather, the company will review complaints individually to consider the context of the post or profile, including cultural and political considerations.
There's something about a man of the cloth [in this context] that might be a little bit suspicious to people, that leads to some question.
In her Editor’s Note, Tilberis explained what elegancemeant in this context.
If maximal effectiveness, in this context, means getting people to buy into a particular viewpoint, then each presentation is in service to the pragmatic ideal of political success.
The assassination is without question the ugliest mark in Memphis’s modern history, and provides an emotionally fragile historical context to the battle over whether to take down Confederate symbols.
NDAs in this context also create something of a feedback loop problem, where each victim of one perpetrator might not know there are other victims.
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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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