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 Meanings and Examples of BLUFF
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bluff
 n.  pretense of strength; mislead or deceive
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  About midnight Tom arrived with a boiled ham and a few trifles, and stopped in a dense undergrowth on a small bluff overlooking the meeting-place.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  It was answered from under the bluff.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Then Tom tumbled his ham over the bluff and let himself down after it, tearing both skin and clothes to some extent in the effort.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  There was an easy, comfortable path along the shore under the bluff, but it lacked the advantages of difficulty and danger so valued by a pirate.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV.
6  On reaching the base of the bluff they halted, and held a short council among themselves.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
7  You said nothing so well, Sir Knight, I will be sworn, when you held drunken vespers with the bluff Hermit.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  This was addressed to a bluff old fellow, in a striped waistcoat, who was standing by the bar.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  He was kind to her also in his bluff, boisterous fashion, and on the whole they seemed to be a happy couple.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
10  But they were set among elms and lindens on a bluff which looked across the lake to fields of ripened wheat sloping up to green woods.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
11  She was jarred out of her ecstasy as the bob-sled bumped up the steep road to the bluff where stood the cottages.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
13  He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
14  I saw her innocently kiss her chosen husband on the cheek, and creep close to his bluff form as if it were her best support.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
15  And before the bluff, kind-hearted man the shadow seemed less dark.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
Example Sentence:
1  Jody keeps Sally in for twenty-three minutes, watching her pick up the offensive plays and bluff her way through the defense.
2  Wade was a hearty, bluff, athletic sort of guy.
3  It is essential to build up the military option and show that this is not a bluff.
4  They suspected this was a double bluff on the part of Cairo Intelligence.
5  The threat was only a bluff.
6  If only, I thought, he had called our bluff from the start and told us firmly that he knew the figures but wouldn't say.
7  Jack had a bluff and hearty manner that belied his actual sensitivity; he never let people know how thin-skinned he really was.
8  Under this bluff is a cave, which was used as the council-chamber of the red men, and has been the witness of many a notable event.