BALLOON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BALLOON
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balloon
 n.  large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
Classic Sentence:
1  He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Gases are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
3  As the younger ones slipped up to him in his retreat, he kept taking things out of his pockets; penny dolls, a wooden clown, a balloon pig that was inflated by a whistle.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
4  "Oh," she sighed, pegged down on a chair arm, like a captive balloon, by a myriad of hair-thin ties into domesticity.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
5  A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
6  Sonya, when he came in, was twirling round and was about to expand her dresses into a balloon and sit down.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I
7  The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII
8  The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
9  We have vanquished the hydra, and it is called the locomotive; we are on the point of vanquishing the griffin, we already grasp it, and it is called the balloon.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
10  Lying back on the sofa, she read the manuscript carefully through, making dashes here and there, and putting in many exclamation points, which looked like little balloons.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
11  He believed in all dreams, railroads, the suppression of suffering in chirurgical operations, the fixing of images in the dark chamber, the electric telegraph, the steering of balloons.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
12  All the windows of the boarding house were open and the lace curtains ballooned gently towards the street beneath the raised sashes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE BOARDING HOUSE
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  When the inserted balloon is filled with water, they bulge out in a variety of shapes.
2  The girl saw her balloon drift eastward and disappeared finally.
3  We talked to a spokesman for the balloon company, expressed his regrets of course, and says they're trying to determine what caused the freak fire.
4  The cat batted the balloon with its paws.
5  In 1998, he was lucky to survive when his balloon plummeted into the sea.
6  Since the early hours of the morning the team had been carrying out final checks and they'd started inflating the balloon.
7  A big problem during the preparation of the world's largest helium balloon has forced the manned balloon altitude record attempt to be stopped.
8  They floated the trial balloon of actually cutting Social Security.
9  The balloon descended gradually as the air came out.
10  With a supply of compressed air, the large balloon inflated in a matter of seconds.
11  Despite a number of setbacks, they persevered in their attempts to fly around the world in a balloon.
12  The balloon swelled out with gas.
13  We slowed the balloon's rate of descent.
14  Huge balloons bobbed about in the sky above.
15  A thousand balloons were released to mark the event.