meant in a sentence

He was reluctant to reveal what he really meant.

She’s meant to practice the piano for two hours.

She was too wise not to understand what you meant.

Let me clarify what I meant by putting it another way.

She had enough sense to understand what he really meant.

It was some time before I cottoned on to what she meant.

When I told him I liked the picture, I really meant that.

After I asked him a question, what he meant was clarified.

The translator found it impossible to explain what he meant.

It was only yesterday that I realized what she really meant.

A German proverb remarks, “Said in sport, meant in earnest.


Even though it meant risking danger, he decided to go there.

The animal in the top lefthand corner is meant to be a dragon.

The set for the play was meant to evoke a sense of fear and dread.

They were listening to him, not understanding what he really meant.

Aesop’s fables always had a moral meant to teach the listeners an important lesson.

Georges Brague once said that art is meant to upset people, and science reassures them.

Somerset Maugham once observed that tradition is meant to be a guide, and not a jailer.

The slump in property values has meant that housing sales are going up as prices go down.

Fishermen slaughter thousands of dolphins after they are caught in nets meant to catch tuna.