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 Meanings and Examples of BUST
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bust
 n.  occasion for excessive eating or drinking; complete failure; sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  We bust apart, and say spiteful things about one another, like all the other damned intellectuals in the world.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  Else we bust apart, and cover up the spiteful things we feel against one another by saying false sugaries.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  There was a bust of him in one of the galleries, and a portrait of him in two galleries.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  I'm afraid it has spoilt your beautiful bust, for it passed right through the head and flattened itself on the wall.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
5  "The old SHIKARI'S nerves have not lost their steadiness, nor his eyes their keenness," said he, with a laugh, as he inspected the shattered forehead of his bust.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
6  Opposite was a large bookcase, with a marble bust of Athene on the top.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
7  "It's the Napoleon bust business again," said Lestrade.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
8  It all seems to centre round that bust of Napoleon which I bought for this very room about four months ago.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
9  When I entered this room I found the window wide open, and I at once observed that the bust was gone from the mantelpiece.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
10  The spot where the fragments of the bust had been found was only a few hundred yards away.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
11  The possession of this trifling bust was worth more, in the eyes of this strange criminal, than a human life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
12  Now that I come to think of it, Dr. Barnicot's bust was broken not far from his red lamp.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
13  Sherlock Holmes and I walked together to the High Street, where we stopped at the shop of Harding Brothers, whence the bust had been purchased.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
14  The cast was taken in two moulds from each side of the face, and then these two profiles of plaster of Paris were joined together to make the complete bust.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
15  We supplied him with the bust some months ago.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
Example Sentence:
1  The couple bust up after an argument.
2  At the very top of the steps was a bust of Shakespeare on a pedestal.
3  I bust my watch this morning.
4  I dropped my camera on the pavement and bust it.
5  It is a bust chiseled from a rock.
6  The chairman warned that a deal with the banks must be struck by May; or, with major debt repayments due over in 18 months, the business could go bust.
7  Soldiers got in a fight and busted up the bar.
8  Federal agents busted several money-exchange businesses.
9  "The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away -- Blessed be the name of the Lord! But it's so hard -- Oh, it's so hard! Only last Saturday my Joe busted a firecracker right under my nose and I knocked him sprawling.
10  A young municipal utility worker has become a viral sensation after an image of him submerged in a puddle from a busted pipeline was shared around the country.
11  His last movie was about a guy busting out of Alcatraz.
12  Several firms were under investigation for sanctions busting.