[ US /ˈmɑɹbəɫz/ ]
[ UK /mˈɑːbə‍lz/ ]
  1. the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception
    I was scared out of my wits
    he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind
    he used his wits to get ahead
  2. a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass)
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How To Use marbles In A Sentence

  • This wall was originally incrusted with rich marbles, and the great dome, adorned with deep coffering in rectangular panels, was decorated with rosettes and mouldings in gilt stucco. A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • We used to have freedom and play in the fields with traditional toys such as hoops, a top and whip and marbles.
  • If we may trust the old marbles, my friend with his arm stretched over my head, above there, (in plaster of Paris,) or the discobolus, whom one may see at the principal sculpture gallery of this metropolis, -- those Greek young men were of supreme beauty. Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works
  • So time went by very fast, we were now playing outdoor games like tig, hide and seek and marbles or ‘Taws’, as we knew them.
  • Demonstration 1. Fill the transparent container to the brim with marbles.
  • Navy commandoes slid down to the vessel one by one, yet then the unexpected occurred: The passengers that awaited them on the deck pulled out bats, clubs, and slingshots with glass marbles, assaulting each soldier as he disembarked. The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Palestinian “Peace Activists”
  • If they were glass marbles they would a highly sought - after collectible.
  • Think of the thousands and millions that are being demoralized by games of chance, by marbles -- when they play for keeps -- by billiards and croquet, by fox and geese, authors, halma, tiddledywinks and pigs in clover. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews
  • Greece's attempts to get the British government to return the Elgin Marbles have met another roadblock, this time from within.
  • From their arrival in England the ‘Elgin Marbles’ had a revolutionary impact on European taste, and the Parthenon sculptures are still considered to mark the apogee of Greek art.
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