utility


utility
01. Sometimes I wonder about the [utility] of riding my bicycle to school to reduce pollution when so many people drive cars.
02. The price of public [utilities] such as electricity and gas are relatively cheap in this country.
03. This [utility] knife can be used for a wide variety of purposes.
04. The government is planning to nationalize [utilities] such as electricity and oil, in order to control prices and production.
05. The badminton players [utilized] every inch of the court during their game.
06. We [utilized] sound effects CDs to produce the background noises on our recording.
07. Over 4,000 years ago, the Harappan people produced finely crafted [utilitarian] objects in bronze and copper.
08. Iron is [utilized] in the body in the formation of red blood cells.
09. This factory is the first in the country to [utilize] solar power for over 50% of its energy needs.
10. Old railway beds are now [utilized] as bicycle paths in many cities.
11. This company [utilizes] the latest in computer technology to increase efficiency in production.
12. Rent for the apartment is $750 per month, not including [utilities].
13. Zig Ziglar once said that success is the maximum [utilization] of the ability that you have.
14. Lord Salisbury once remarked that a policeman's [utility] would disappear if there were no criminals.
15. In 1865, Joseph Lister became the first doctor to [utilize] disinfectant during surgery.
16. The rent for our new apartment is a bit more than I'd wanted to pay, but the [utilities] are included, so I think it's a good deal.

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  • utility — late 14c., fact of being useful, from O.Fr. utilite usefulness (late 13c.), earlier utilitet (12c.), from L. utilitatem (nom. utilitas) usefulness, serviceableness, profit, from utilis usable, from uti (see USE (Cf. use) (v.)). As a shortened… …   Etymology dictionary

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