BULB in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BULB
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bulb
 n.  rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
Classic Sentence:
1  In the gray light from the small electric bulb down the hall she could see that he was frowning.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  The fine flower of their intimacy was to her rather like an orchid, a bulb stuck parasitic on her tree of life, and producing, to her eyes, a rather shabby flower.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  His head was large, globular and oily; it sweated in all weathers; and his large round hat, set upon it sideways, looked like a bulb which had grown out of another.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
4  However, he had never succeeded in loving any woman as much as a tulip bulb, nor any man as much as an Elzevir.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
5  "They're bulbs," answered Martha.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  The bulbs in the secret garden must have been much astonished.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  There were so many that she remembered what Martha had said about the "snowdrops by the thousands," and about bulbs spreading and making new ones.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  He followed her and brought the other geraniums, the hyacinth bulbs in a cracked custard bowl and the German ivy trained over an old croquet hoop.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
9  As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest oaks when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  He looked sober in spite of his humming, till he went to the window to turn the hyacinth bulbs toward the sun, and stroke the cat, who received him like an old friend.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
Example Sentence:
1  The light bulb hasn't changed a whole lot in its 120 years -- the original design was just that good.
2  The thought that electricity might be leaking out of the empty light bulb sockets might perturb my aunt.
3  If you leave on an incandescent light bulb, it quickly grows too hot to touch.
4  It becomes necessary to place the terminal in a bulb and rarefy the air in the same time.
5  A lampshade is a fixture that covers the light bulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits.
6  My camera needs a new flash bulb.
7  The naked bulb was directly over his head.
8  The bulb of the eye is important for us.
9  The onions bulb poorly in this cold wet season.
10  Keep the bulbs in a cool dark place until shoots appear.
11  Grow the bulbs in a transparent plastic box, so the children can see the roots growing.
12  Put the bulbs in a bowl and cover them over with soil.
13  Either my headlights have fused or the bulbs have gone.
14  Halogen lamps give excellent service, but the bulbs are expensive to replace.
15  Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30000 pounds of mercury each year.