English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "rid"

They had to have their house sprayed to rid it completely of fleasI think we should get rid of these ugly curtains, and put up some blinds instead.

They had to have their house sprayed to rid it completely of fleas.

I'm going to Taiwan to teach English, and I have to get rid of my car, so I'll give you a good deal on it.

You're going to have to start a regular exercise program, and cut down on your drinking if you want to get rid of that beer gut.

New vaccines may someday rid our planet of a number of those diseases that currently result in millions of deaths each year.

You should get rid of that old jacket; it looks terrible on you.

We sure have a lot of useless stuff in the basement. Maybe if we have a garage sale, we can get rid of some of it.

I know this big couch is really old, but it's comfortable, so I don't want to get rid of it.

I usually go through my files once in a while to get rid of stuff that is out of date.

In order to wash sand particles out of her eyes, and rid her body of excess salt, the female green turtle sheds tears as she lays her eggs on the beach.

We put out some rat poison to get rid of mice, but our cat ate it, and died.

Let's sort your toys into two piles; those you want to keep, and those you want to get rid of.

You can get rid of some stains in your clothing by putting a bottle of cola in the washing machine.

There is some spyware on my computer that I just can't seem to get rid of.

Her husband is taking an exercise class to get rid of some fat around his waist.

We got ourselves a cat to rid the cabin of mice.

There is a Spanish proverb which states that women and wine rid a man of his common sense.

There is a Polish proverb which observes that wherever you go, you can't get rid of yourself.

Gary Apple once joked, Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you get rid of him on weekends.

Mao Zedong once said that in order to get rid of the gun, it is necessary to take up the gun.

As a young man, Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha, vowed to gain complete control over his body and mind by ridding himself of all passions, both physical and mental.

We can't seem to rid our garden of bugs that are eating the leaves of our rose bush.


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