CommonVoice example sentences
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- The thing is, nobody knew what was happening.
- They're silly, their buckets are over there behind mine.
- The great rulers found the squeaky grate was grating on their nerves.
- It was sunny a minute ago! where did the clouds come from?
- I could go on for days about the delicious wines produced in this part of the world.
- The cheese was delicious, especially when accompanied by the delicious, crusty bread.
- In Ireland, the butter is always salted, why would anyone want it any other way?
- The cheese and wine was complimented with fig jam and green, seedless grapes.
- Did you see the chap over there with his arms in the air like he just don't care?
- Sometimes I overthink things which leads me to postpone and ultimately never achieve the goal I had in mind.
- We were only half a mile form the destination when the engine packed in.
- The car slid on the ice and crashed into the wall.
- The car tires were old so the tread was worn down and useless.
- The puncture didn't slow him down at all.
- He kept driving at full speed, totally unfazed by the flap, flap, flap of the burst tyre.
- The parking meter attendant looked quizzically at the grinning, bespectacled teenager sitting in a cardboard box.
- Something deep beneath the earth shifted, sending vibrations strong enough to register on earthquake detection mechanisms hundreds of miles away.
- The man looked up from his book and noticing nothing newsworthy returned his gaze to the page and continued reading.
- Fourteen silly looking clowns waltzed together in the park eliciting laughter as they pirouetted.
- Their oversized shoes slapped the ground each time they took a step.
- Each clown's wig was secured by a tiny bowler hat held by an elastic chin-strap.
- The music, while technically a waltz, sounded more like a drunken tuba player falling into the orchestra's percussion section while being hotly pursued by the woodwinds.
- One clown stood in the centre of this chaos, a beatific smile on his face and a baton in his hand, conducting the shenanigans that unfolded and threatened to collapse in a heap at any moment.
- Doves sprouted, then escaped from various oversized pockets, some trailing handkerchiefs, or bunting.
- One short, solitary clown entered the ring honking an oversize horn while waving forlornly to the audience.
- The music stopped then, catching the clowns mid-step, they stumbled and fell, and the solitary horn-honker was left standing silently guffawing at the clown carnage around him.
- Flowers bloomed, unseen in the depths of the grassy plains, opening their petals, turning to the sun, feeding numberless insects and dying, never to be witnessed by a human.
- The daffodils were like a carpet in the back garden.
- John looked out the window of the show-house, happy he had mortgage approval, but worried about the repayments.
- The internal door of the house would need to be replaced because they were very ugly.
- The window frames were old and rotting, the glass was close to falling out.
- The stairs creaked under his weight as he climbed to the darkened upper floor.
- The landing was dimly light by a single, bare, low-power light-bulb.
- Four doors lead from the landing into two bedrooms, a closet and a small, but functional bathroom.
- The biggest bedroom had a small, ornate fireplace on one wall which had seen recent use judging by the ashes crumbling in the grate.
- The cornices of the room were mostly intact, but showed signs of damage from damp.
- The walls of the second bedroom were covered in a wallpaper with a livid design that seemed to swirl and pulsate unnervingly.
- The closet door stuck a little as he pulled it open revealing a bare wooden floor covered on one side by a stack of old shoes boxes.
- The topmost shoe box held only receipts from shopping trips a decade ago.
- The penultimate shoe box contained something much more interesting - money.
- The floorboards looked loose.
- Finally, he lifted one of the boards and after setting it aside carefully, looked into the space beneath the floor.
- The attic was dark and smelt of old dust.
- He was deflated when he found the attic was completely empty.
- Letting himself out of the house he breathed a sigh of relief.
- He turned from the door and walked slowly toward the gate, still holding the keys in his hand.
- He paused, looked back at the house, but then pocketed the keys, opened the gate and strode down the path quickly, leaving the house, and his thoughts, behind him.
- The blackbird watched all this from the tree twisting its head left and right, blinking and testing its wings, before finally cawing loudly and taking to the air.
- A leaf, dislodged by the bird's sudden departure, twisted slowly as it fell to the ground.
- "Leaves fall", he thought "even when it is not yet autumn"
- The food was still warm on the plate when he returned from checking the windows and doors.
- He didn't feel so hungry though, not since he had heard the drawn-out scraping noise from upstairs.
- Imagined monstrosities capered and gibbered in his imagination as he tried not to look behind him.
- He could have sworn the shadow moved but he kept his eyes fixed on the table, his grip tightening on his cutlery.
- He jumped up and turned quickly to face the imagined terror screaming "Get back!"
- There was nothing behind him except for his bookcase which seemed to be missing a single, important book.
- She read the book quickly, savouring the characters that came vividly to mind from the well-crafted prose.
- Can you imagine something more beautiful than a plastic bag swooping, and floating in a breeze?
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