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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Lay’. Over 50 Sentences


Lay — US. [leɪ], UK. [leɪ]

Main meanings:

  1. To put something down or place it in a horizontal position.
  2. To produce or deposit eggs.
  3. To set or place something in a particular position or arrangement.


10 simple sentences:

  • The cat likes to lay in the sun.
  • She decided to lay the book down.
  • The hen will lay eggs soon.
  • Can you lay the cards out?
  • He helped lay the foundation.
  • Please lay the table for dinner.
  • The worker will lay bricks.
  • She lay on the grass, relaxing.
  • We should lay out the plan.
  • I always lay my keys here.


The sentences from movies:

Lay him out on the bed. – Gone With The Wind (1939)

Now I lay me down to sleep. – The Untouchables (1987)

Either lay off politics or get out. – Casablanca (1942)

Lay down here for a second. – Marley and Me (2008)

Go ahead, lay one on me. – Spider-Man 3 (2007)

What you can’t lay your hands on? – Dirty Dancing (1987)

Just lay back. – Forrest Gump (1994)

Lay the rag over his eyes. – The Revenant (2015)

Right here, lay it down. – Dead Poets Society (1989)

Don’t you lay your guilt at my door. – Selma (2014)

I want to lay down next to her. – To Catch a Killer (2023)

I’m not just gonna let it lay here. – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Just lay low, okay? – Elemental (2023)

You oughta lay off the ponies, Tom. – Millers Crossing (1990)

You could lay anywhere in this cave. – The Lion King (2019)

Everyone, lay down. – Starling Girl (2023)

Lay those charges every six feet. – Ready Player One (2018)

Look, don’t lay it on me! – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Lay like broccoli. – Pretty Woman (1990)

We could lay down your jacket. – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Hey, lay off, Twitch! – Toy Story 3 (2010)

Lay down and cry. – 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lay down on those tackle dummies. – Dinner in America (2021)

Lay down your weapons! – 300 (2006)

Just lay it out on the lane. – Boyhood (2014)

I might go lay down in the john. – Ted (2012)

I’m just gonna lay it out there. – Whiplash (2014)

On this bed she lay month after month. – The Old Dark House (1932)

Lay the place to waste like. – Dogma (1999)

You wanna lay it down? – Boogie Nights (1997)

Girls, I’m telling you, lay off. – The Parent Trap (1998)

I can’t lay down a layer thick enough! – The Incredibles (2004)

A single queen can lay thousands of eggs. – Them! (1954)

No, I need to lay the table. – No Time to Die (2021)

Robert lay asleep in the bed. – The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Can it lay rubber? – American Graffiti (1973)

You just lay still. – The Majestic (2001)

I must lay off the cartoons. – The Mask (1994)

Lay off! – Apocalypse Now (1979)

Gotta lay off those pork rinds, Bear! – Armageddon (1998)

And lay it off. – Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

It may lay dormant for years. – Paranormal Activity (2007)

Gonna lay down. – Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Lay on your backs and haul! – Moby Dick (1956)