One Memlet that we constantly try to improve is “Example Sentences.” One goal (among many) of this Memlet is to demonstrate that the words you learn are not exotic but are in common use in mainstream published content.
Membean’s spidering tools crawl the web searching for relevant sentences across a wide spectrum of subjects – from science to politics, from literature to cooking. If sentences resonate with a student, learning occurs swiftly. Ideally, we’d like a student to select subject areas that interest them and tailor example sentences to match. Until we achieve that Shangri-La, we’ll aim to provide rich and varied uses of every words.
Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted, than when we read it in the original author — Philip Hamerto.
Not only are quotes fine examples of a word in use, but by being witty, poignant, pithy, and wise are instantly memorable. Here’s a sample from the hundreds of quotes we’ve added:
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
J. K. Rowling
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Sir Francis Bacon
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
H. L. Mencken
We hope you enjoy this new addition!