Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Mrs. Pendleton laid down her work, and leaned back in her chair.

He hurried on a few paces, then stopped and laid down his bag.

I laid down the letter, and, full of mortification, went walking about the room.

I would rather we were dead and laid down in our graves, than you should ever come to love it.'

The abbé had laid down his fork; he held his napkin to his face.

Once when I asked him if it were so, he laid down his pen and said, “Yes.”

He laid down this dogma as the necessary basis of any reform by persuasion.

Now let us see how it will stand the various tests which I laid down just now.

We shall now have to put in practice the principles that I then laid down.

Conditions were refused, and finally the Turks laid down their arms.