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Example Sentences for "block"

The little boy tried to escape, but the bully blocked his pathThe road was blocked by a tree that had fallen over.

The little boy tried to escape, but the bully blocked his path.

She lives in an apartment block just down the street.

A new block of flats has been built on the waterfront.

The football stadium is about four blocks from here.

To get to the elementary school, walk down this street for about three blocks and then turn right.

We bought a block of ice to keep our food cold while we were camping.

The child was building little towers of blocks and then knocking them over.

Sophie built a little castle out of blocks and played with it for hours.

My parents bought a huge bucket full of colored blocks for our kids at a garage sale.

Our view of the ocean has been blocked by the new building that has gone up.

A row of apartment buildings blocks the view of the mountains from here.

Truckers blocked all the major roads into the city in protest against the government's proposed legislation.

The receiver tried to run up the left side of the field, but was blocked by the defense.

Domestic manufacturers have asked the government to block the import of cheap shoes from China.

The school was able to buy a block of tickets for the game at half price.

He sold a large block of his shares when the price went up, but held on to some in case the value went up even further.

My boss has blocked my attempts to rise to a higher management position.

The street has been blocked off for the duration of the festival.

The DNA of a human being consists of over 3 billion building blocks whose sequences form genes, much in the same way that letters spell a word.

The first time I visited England, I was surprised by the blocks and blocks of rowhouses that I saw in London.

Blocks of cement with holes in them served as planters for small trees along the boulevard.

A Chinese Proverb reminds us that no matter how tall the mountain, it cannot block out the sun.

The principality of Monaco is about the size of twelve New York City blocks.

In Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, streets are blocked off on Christmas Eve so that people can rollerskate to church.

In the 1700s, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

Since the Lego Group began manufacturing blocks in 1949, around 190 billion pieces in 2,000 different shapes have been produced, which is enough to give 30 Lego pieces to every person on Earth.

Dan Rather once claimed that Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.

Marsha Sinetar once observed that change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.

When asked how he made his beautiful sculptures, Auguste Rodin answered, I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.

Lewis Grizzard once said that the game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.

Your grandfather has some kind of blockage in his intestine, and he is in a lot of pain.

The police had set up a blockade to keep protestors from entering the Legislative Buildings.

Student demonstrators had blockaded the street in attempt to prevent police from arresting the leaders of the protest.

The navy was blockading the harbor so that the rebels couldn't receive reinforcements.

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