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 Meanings and Examples of COLLAPSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
collapse
 v.  breakdown; fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no support
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  Only most fools won't see it and take advantage of the situation created by the collapse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Mrs. Merriwether felt that the South was heading for a complete moral collapse and frequently said so.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  When she found him one day standing on his head in Melanie's bed and saw him collapse on her, she slapped him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
4  After the complete moral collapse which had sent her to Atlanta and to Rhett, the appropriation of her sister's betrothed seemed a minor affair and one not to be bothered with at this time.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  Once, the thought of flinging the truth tauntingly in Melanie's face and seeing the collapse of her fool's paradise had been an intoxicating one, a gesture worth everything she might lose thereby.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
6  It spoke much for the depth of Mrs. Trenor's friendship that her voice, in admonishing Miss Bart, took the same note of personal despair as if she had been lamenting the collapse of a house-party.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
7  She knew that she read mockery into greetings but she could not control her suspicion, could not rise from her psychic collapse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  Her chair was out in the open, exposed to their gaze, and it was a hard-slatted, quivery, slippery church-parlor chair, likely to collapse publicly and without warning.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  The moment Kennicott had ordered her to bed she had begun to collapse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  Emboldened by the collapse of the windmill, the human beings were inventing fresh lies about Animal Farm.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
11  'I believe our civilization is going to collapse,' said Aunt Eva.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  A terrible hollow seemed to menace him somewhere, somehow, a void, and into this void his energy would collapse.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  If Horner were in danger it would be another thing; but this fellow will not appear against him, and the case must collapse.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
14  The collapse had come, as on former occasion, just as I had expected.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  He lies on the sofa hardly seeming to breathe, and his whole body appears in collapse.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  As the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was careening toward collapse in early February, its owner, Mark Karpeles, found that even some of his fellow virtual currency advocates were losing faith.
17  Uncle Ted's chair collapsed under his weight.
18  The bridge collapsed under the weight of the train.
19  An unnamed man collapsed and died while he was walking near Dundonald.
20  The building collapsed as an indirect result of the heavy rain and storms.
21  The central portion of the bridge collapsed.
22  Unfortunately, the headhunter forgot to inform the candidate, so the meeting between the candidate and the client collapsed in misunderstanding.
23  He collapsed under the full impact of the blow.
24  Talks between management and unions have collapsed.
25  Your innocuous miss who refused to give up in exchange for who collapsed to.
26  In the Santa Cruz neighborhood, witnesses said a building several stories high collapsed, blocking the street.
27  A section of the Bay Bridge had collapsed.
28  The pillars gave way and a section of the roof collapsed.
29  Rescuers used a special device for finding people trapped in collapsed buildings.
30  The roof support structure had collapsed and the entire weight was bearing down on the ceiling.