ABSORB in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSORB
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
absorb
 v.  assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  They stood looking at each other as if the eyes of each were straining to absorb and hold fast the other's image.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  Main Street with its two-story brick shops, its story-and-a-half wooden residences, its muddy expanse from concrete walk to walk, its huddle of Fords and lumber-wagons, was too small to absorb her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  Laurie thought that the task of forgetting his love for Jo would absorb all his powers for years, but to his great surprise he discovered it grew easier every day.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
4  Pestsov insisted that one country can only absorb another when it is the more densely populated.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 9
5  Nor does the embroidered purple so move the King, nor the sceptre of Priam, as his daughter's marriage and the bridal chamber absorb him, and the oracle of ancient Faunus stirs deep in his heart.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
6  It is wrong to become absorbed in the divine law to such a degree as not to perceive human law.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
7  The Bishop returned home, deeply absorbed in thoughts which cannot be known to us.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
8  The man had again become absorbed in his reflections.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
9  A moment later he was in his garden, walking, meditating, contemplating, his heart and soul wholly absorbed in those grand and mysterious things which God shows at night to the eyes which remain open.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—TRANQUILLITY
10  He was absorbed in a sort of prayer.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
11  Fantine was still motionless and seemed absorbed in her own thoughts.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
12  He listened to her words as one listens to the sighing of the breeze, with his eyes on the ground, his mind absorbed in reflection which had no bottom.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FANTINE HAPPY
13  He remained thus, mute, absorbed, evidently with no further thought of anything connected with this life.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
14  On the evening of that day the worthy old woman was sitting in her lodge, still in a thorough fright, and absorbed in sad reflections.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
15  Then she sat down again on her chair, and became absorbed in thought once more.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  The role of administrator absorbed much of Ben's energy.
17  The writer was so absorbed in her work that she did not hear her visitor enter the room.
18  Environmental ideas have been absorbed into the mainstream of European politics.
19  The barrier absorbed the main impact of the crash.
20  She was absorbed with the mathematical problem.
21  His stare challenged her to look right at him and be absorbed by him in some way.
22  I no longer waited with interest for the curtain to rise; my attention was absorbed by the spectator.
23  There, I had a friend's face under my gaze; and what did it signify that those young ladies turned their backs on me? I looked at it; I smiled at the speaking likeness: I was absorbed and content.
24  She remained absorbed in ecstatic contemplation.
25  A region and former duchy of central Germany north and east of the Main and Rhine rivers. The region became a duchy in1806 and was absorbed by Prussia in1866. Members of the original dynasty subsequently ruled Luxembourg and the Netherlands(as the house of Orange).
26  They were too much absorbed in hating themselves -- hating the ill luck that made them take the spade and the pick there.
27  Suppose we put a cubic centimeter of ice outside on a summer day in such a way that all of the sunshine is absorbed by the ice.
28  The larger portion of dietary iron is absorbed slowly in its many food sources, including spinach.
29  A household radiator absorbs energy in the form of electric current and releases it in the form of heat.
30  This kind of material absorbs water easily.