BUMP in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BUMP
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a round, raised area on a surface or on the body
 v.  hit something with force
 v.  remove someone from a particular position
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  With a terrifying bump they were off the road, slanting with two wheels in the ditch, but instantly they were jerked back as the horses fled on.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  The shavings flew right and left; till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  The Judge, the Superintendent of Charities, the School Inspector, and Postmaster go out and bump up against the Sergeant in the doorway as the latter returns.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT I
4  They bend over her hand at the same time and bump foreheads.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT V
5  As they dashed down the street and bumped over the railroad tracks, Rhett applied the whip automatically.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  Melanie sat shivering in the morning sunlight and covered her ears against the sickening series of thuds as the dead man's head bumped down the porch steps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  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
8  It bumped through the factory belt, gained speed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
9  Mr. Shimerda and Peter were on the front seat; Antonia and I sat in the straw behind and ate our lunch as we bumped along.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
10  And, sure enough, after his head had been bumped a few more times against the boot of the conveyance, Chichikov found himself bowling over softer ground.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
11  Denisov's horse swerved aside to avoid a pool in the track and bumped his rider's knee against a tree.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER IV
12  Dr. Craven started in actual alarm and Mrs. Medlock almost fell back because he had accidentally bumped against her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  Of course they bumped their heads smartly together, saw stars, and both came up flushed and laughing, without the ball, to resume their seats, wishing they had not left them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
14  He bumped his elbow against the door at the end and, hurrying down the staircase, walked quickly through the two corridors and out into the air.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  If her heart would only stop bumping and drumming and cavorting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The distributors will probably bump up the price of the software when the next version is released.
2  In the dim light he couldn't see clearly and ran bump into a tree.
3  Mind you don't bump your head on the low ceiling.
4  Have you ever found a small lump or a bump on your body?
5  This was on their backburner and not likely to get fixed anytime soon, and we were hoping to get some additional leverage to make them bump up the priority on their end.
6  The boat bumped against a solid object.
7  She bumped her arm on the table.
8  The jeep bumped along the dirt track.
9  The cart bumped down the track.
10  In the dark I bumped into a chair.
11  Guess who I bumped into on the way home.
12  She bumped her head in the doorway and swore loudly.
13  The reforms bumped many families off the state-provided healthcare list.
14  I bumped my head into a low stone.
15  He bumped into his boss in the store.