CRUMPLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CRUMPLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
crumple
 v.  fall apart; fold or collapse; crush together or press into wrinkles
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  The crumple of her waist at the back, as she bent back to look, was a little weary; and it used to be so gay-looking.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
2  Once upon a time I taught school in the hills of Tennessee, where the broad dark vale of the Mississippi begins to roll and crumple to greet the Alleghanies.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IV
3  He crumpled the paper up and said nothing to his daughter, but the incident struck a chill into his heart.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
4  Then Mr. Oliver crumpled the paper which he had cocked into a snout and appeared in person.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
5  He took it and crumpled it into a beak over his nose.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
6  Giles crumpled the newspaper and turned out the light.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
7  Poole felt in his pocket and handed out a crumpled note, which the lawyer, bending nearer to the candle, carefully examined.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
8  The young man took from his waistcoat a crumpled envelope, and turning to the table he shook out upon it five little dried orange pips.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
9  He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe-rack within his reach upon the right, and a pile of crumpled morning papers, evidently newly studied, near at hand.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
10  From within he produced a crumpled piece of paper, an old-fashioned brass key, a peg of wood with a ball of string attached to it, and three rusty old disks of metal.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
11  He opened one of his hands, and looked at a note crumpled up in his palm.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
12  Holmes held up a crumpled branch of flowering gorse.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
13  She was smaller and thinner than Lily Bart, with a restless pliability of pose, as if she could have been crumpled up and run through a ring, like the sinuous draperies she affected.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
14  He filled the grease-cups, varnished a fender, removed from beneath the back seat the debris of gloves, copper washers, crumpled maps, dust, and greasy rags.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  He glanced across the reeds reflected on the water, the quiver of wavelets like crumpled tinfoil, the distant shores patched with dark woods, silvery oats and deep yellow wheat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  It's weird watching your leg to crumple in directions it's not natural to go in.
2  She crumpled the letter up into a ball and threw it on the fire.
3  He crumpled the contract into a ball.
4  He crumpled up the letter and flung it into the fire.
5  The front of the car crumpled on impact.
6  Dan tore the page out, crumpled it, and threw it in the wastepaper basket.
7  Hard-working even by the standards of big name chief executives, he claimed that his customary garb of a crumpled black sweater saved him wasting time choosing a suit.
8  During a severe earthquake, each beam will absorb the shock by crumpling, thereby preventing serious damage to the tower.