01. He and his neighbor worked together to build a nice [fence] between their two yards.
02. The farm is surrounded by an electrical [fence] to keep the cows from wandering away.
03. We [fenced] the area around the playground to keep the kids from running into the street.
04. You'd better build a high [fence] around your swimming pool; if a child gets in there, he could drown.
05. There was a sign on the [fence] saying "No Trespassing."
06. The old [fence] was falling apart, but the sheep still stayed in the pasture.
07. The animals are kept in the field by a natural [fence] of thorny bushes.
08. We planted vines all along the chain-link [fence] in order to cover it.
09. The town of Calexico, California is separated from Mexicali, Mexico by a simple [fence].
10. We didn't want to pay $20 to watch the baseball game, so we just climbed the [fence], and got in for free.
11. Arthur Brisbane once remarked that the [fence] around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out, and those outside don't want to get in.
12. There is a Czech proverb which states that you should not protect yourself with a [fence], but rather by your friends.
13. Tsar Nicholas II reportedly considered putting up an electric [fence] around Russia.
14. Bangladesh has protested India's attempts to [fence] off high traffic sections of their border.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Fence — Fence, v. i. 1. To make a defense; to guard one s self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence. [1913 Webster] Vice is the more stubborn as well as the more dangerous evil, and therefore, in the first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fence — [fens] n. [ME fens, aphetic for defens, DEFENSE] 1. Obs. a protection; defense 2. a barrier, as of wooden or metal posts, rails, wire mesh, etc., used as a boundary or means of protection or confinement 3. the art of self defense with foil, saber …   English World dictionary

  • fence — ► NOUN 1) a barrier enclosing an area, typically consisting of posts connected by wire, wood, etc. 2) a large upright obstacle in steeplechasing, showjumping, or cross country. 3) informal a dealer in stolen goods. 4) a guard or guide on a plane… …   English terms dictionary

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