As I have found on my simple research, context clues are useful to learn meaning of dictionary words. For academic purpose, I need corpora of example sentences for dictionary words that contain such context clues as definition, contrast, example, restatement etc. It would be ok if I find 100-200 example sentences in each context clue category. Could anyone point me towards such resources?


If you are new to the concept of context clues, please refer to this site. For the type of sentences I am looking for, please refer to this site.

Thanks in advance.

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    can you give a single example of what you are looking for? What do you mean by 'context clue'? Is a 'context clue' a question or a statement? Does it include the target word? What are the criteria for such a sentence?
    – Mitch
    Feb 24 '16 at 13:06
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    Does the existing answer on corpora help here?
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Feb 24 '16 at 14:17
  • @AndrewLeach, from your link's page, I browsed the corpus corpus.byu.edu/coca, and I feel I am near about what I am looking for, especially the wikipedia corpus provided by the site !
    – sangam
    Feb 25 '16 at 7:20
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    I'll mark this as a duplicate then. The question would be hugely improved by actually including a few examples rather than links. Links can die.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Feb 25 '16 at 7:29

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