01. Janet's new boyfriend is a real [character]; he gets everyone laughing.
02. Our dog has a good [character], and is great with children.
03. In my opinion, a woman's [character] is much more important than her physical appearance.
04. There is a negative side to Karla's [character] that you only see when she gets really depressed.
05. The Canadian [character] is often seen as somewhat boring and overly cautious.
06. Manfred is a strange [character], but he does his job well.
07. The political campaign got ugly when the Opposition leader started making attacks on the Prime Minister's [character].
08. Tintin is one of the most popular comic book [characters] in the world.
09. The ability to reproduce is one of the distinguishing [characteristics] of living things.
10. Barney showed a lot of [character] when he got up after falling, and continued the race.
11. The [character] of Sherlock Holmes is one of the most recognizable figures in English literature.
12. Pitirim Sorokin found that all known human societies have been [characterized] by inequality.
13. The [characteristics] of every living thing are entirely determined by its genes.
14. Hockey fights are an unfortunately [characteristic] feature of the sport.
15. Politics in that part of the world are [characterized] by violence and corruption.
16. Talks between the two political parties are [characterized] as friendly at this point in time.
17. Joshua Reynolds once remarked that the real [character] of a man is found out by his amusements.
18. The Foundation for Future Leadership says women bosses score better than men on 28 of 31 management [characteristics], including things such as meeting deadlines, generating ideas, and boosting productivity.
19. Bangladesh has a monsoon climate, [characterized] by a season of heavy rains.
20. Learning Chinese seems really complicated to me because of their written [characters] and their different tones and all that.
21. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that people do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of [character].
22. Jacqueline Bisset once observed that [character] contributes to beauty.
23. The Chinese [character] for "trouble" depicts two women living under one roof.
24. Many of the [characters] in the book will be familiar to those who have read his previous novels.
25. Gandalf has always been my favorite [character] in the books "The Lord of the Rings."
26. In his famous speech, Martin Luther King declared, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their [character]."
27. Some Chinese typewriters have 5,700 [characters]. The keyboard is almost 3 feet wide on some models, and the fastest one can type on these machines is 11 words per minute.
28. My neighbor's twin daughters are physically very similar, but their [characters] are totally different.
29. Henry was [uncharacteristically] quiet at today's meeting; usually the guy just won't shut up!
30. Reliability is a [characteristic] which employers consider extremely important.
31. He made his fortune restoring old [character] houses, and then selling them at a huge profit.
32. Your grandfather was [characteristically] shy at his retirement party, but I know he really enjoyed it.
33. A frog's skin reflects the same amount of ultraviolet light as its immediate surroundings. This [characteristic] protects the animal from predators like snakes.
34. The giant panda and its cousin, the lesser or red panda, share many [characteristics] with both bears and raccoons.
35. Disney's animated film "Mulan" did not do well in China because many Chinese, especially the elderly, complained that the title [character] looked too Western.
36. There is a Bulgarian proverb which states that the wolf changes only his coat, not his [character].
37. A German proverb holds that people show their [character] by what they laugh at.
38. There is an Islamic proverb which states that if you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his [character], believe it not.
39. A Japanese proverb observes, when the [character] of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
40. Malaysian society is [characterized] by the diversity of its ethnic groups.
41. There are more than 40,000 [characters] in Chinese script.
42. An American business executive once said, "I shall not evaluate people by their fortunes, but by their moral [character]. Everyone gives himself his own moral [character]; status is assigned by chance."
43. Today, most cacao, the principal ingredient in chocolate, is grown on conventional farms [characterized] by environmentally damaging pesticides, child labor, and poor working conditions.
44. Scientists did not have enough data to present a clear picture of the regional [characteristics] of the ocean floor until about fifty years ago.
45. As Beethoven lost his hearing, his compositions came to have a more meditative [character].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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