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 Meanings and Examples of BOIL
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boil
 v.  be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  There would be a good meal at Tara tonight, in spite of the lack of side meat to boil with the vegetables.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  There was nothing she could do except ignore them and boil with rage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
4  "You know I can coax the water to boil in five minutes," Selden continued, speaking as though she were a troubled child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
5  Through supper-time she knew that he was bubbling and would soon boil over.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker, who will cut your throat and boil you down for the foxhounds.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
7  Again I heard from her own lips things that made my blood boil, and again I cursed this brute who mishandled the woman I loved.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
8  It's getting hot there, it's getting into a little boil, it's simmering.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER II—GAVROCHE ON THE MARCH
9  To be always peaceful does not depend on progress any more than it does on the stream; erect no barriers, cast in no boulders; obstacles make water froth and humanity boil.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
10  Floating on with closed eyes and muffled ears, you neither see the rocks bristling not far off in the bed of the flood, nor hear the breakers boil at their base.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  I am fifty years old, yet never in my life had been ill, except for an occasional carbuncle or boil.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
12  it up, and boiled it in the big pot, mashed some of it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
13  The boiled tea was very bitter, the omelet scorched, and the biscuits speckled with saleratus, but Mrs. March received her repast with thanks and laughed heartily over it after Jo was gone.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
14  She boiled the asparagus for an hour and was grieved to find the heads cooked off and the stalks harder than ever.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
15  I should certainly have boiled over if I hadn't stayed among the nettles till I got my rage under control enough to hold my tongue.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.
2  Bring the soup to the boil and allow it to simmer gently for about half an hour.
3  Stir the sauce gently until it begins to boil.
4  Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to the boil.
5  Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a slow boil.
6  Heat the liquid in a large, wide container rather than a high narrow one, or it can boil over.
7  Just before the milk comes to the boil, turn down the heat.
8  I have nothing to offer but blood, boil, tears and sweat.
9  As water begins to boil, bubbles rise ever faster to the surface.
10  I will teach the boy how to boil water.
11  The dish of boiled beef and carrot tastes good.
12  Do you want a boiled egg for breakfast?
13  In that street there's a man who hucksters boiled corn.
14  To a boiling pot flies come not.
15  Volcanic activity has created thermal springs and boiling mud pools.