BOUNCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BOUNCE
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bounce
 v.  rebound after having struck an object or a surface
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Meg and Amy were contrary-minded, and Mr. Winkle rose to say with great elegance, "We don't wish any boys, they only joke and bounce about."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
2  He rather stared at first, as if he wasn't used to having girls bounce into his shop and ask him to buy their hair.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
3  She doesn't bounce, but moves quietly, and takes care of a certain little person in a motherly way which delights me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
4  The horses are splendid, and the men, especially the grooms, ride well, but the women are stiff, and bounce, which isn't according to our rules.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
5  She began to call him "Ray," and to bounce in defense of his unselfishness and thoughtfulness every time Juanita Haydock or Rita Gould giggled about him at the Jolly Seventeen.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  A moment later the youth saw the general bounce excitedly in his saddle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  The body seemed to bounce a little way from the earth.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
8  So you are a motor bus: all bounce and go, and no consideration for anyone.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
9  She twisted from side to side, pointed, bounced about and so jounced the baby that he wailed miserably.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
10  With all the speed the horse could summon, they jolted and bounced across Marietta Street.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  She giggled and bounced when Cy tickled her ear in village love.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
12  His musket bounced a trifle from his shoulder at each stride and made his cap feel uncertain upon his head.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  Haley's horse, which was a skittish young colt, winced, and bounced, and pulled hard at his halter.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  He lit Daisy's cigarette from a trembling match, and sat down with her on a couch far across the room where there was no light save what the gleaming floor bounced in from the hall.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  When we came to Pumblechook's, my sister bounced in and left us.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIII
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  All patients bounce back to good health with that particular medicine.
2  Short sound waves bounce off even small objects.
3  She bounced the ball against the wall.
4  The ball bounced high and she missed it.
5  The ball bounced off the wall and he caught it.
6  The ball bounced off the post and into the goal.
7  The ball bounced off the post and into the net.
8  The ball bounced twice before he could reach it.
9  The ball skipped off Bonds' glove and bounced toward the fence.
10  We lost two or three early games in the World Cup, but we bounced back.
11  He wasn't even trying to score - the ball just bounced off the jammy beggar's/bastard's head into the goal.
12  Stock prices bounced back after a steep plunge earlier this week.
13  The left fielder tried to retrieve the ball, but it flew over the fence, bounced off a wall, and fell into the sewer: it was irretrievable.
14  They are bouncing with health in the good weather.
15  Enormous apples open to reveal singing heads inside, as smaller apples dance along ropes like bouncing musical notes.