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 Meanings and Examples of CURL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
curl
 v.  form into coiled or spiral shape; twist into ringlets or coils; move in curve or spiral
Classic Sentence: (174 in 12 pages)
1  No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
2  A long scar ran across one cheek and drew the corner of his mouth up in a sinister curl.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
3  But now, in the nighttime, when he lay tossing about, there would come stalking into his chamber a grisly phantom, the sight of which made his flesh curl and his hair to bristle up.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  Miss Ophelia looked keenly at him, and saw the flush of mortification and repressed vexation, and the sarcastic curl of the lip, as he spoke.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  Topsy, with her eyes hid in her apron, was silently passed from the apartment by Miss Ophelia; but, as she went, she hid the precious curl in her bosom.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  "You didn't give me a curl, Eva," said her father, smiling sadly.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  She took the little silver cream jug and let the smooth fluid curl luxuriously into her coffee, to which she added a shovel full of brown sugar candy.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
8  Mrs. Manresa longed to relax and curl in a corner with a cushion, a picture paper, and a bag of sweets.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
9  Some might have added, less to kiss than to curl.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
10  There he leant over the wall and lowered the lamp, only to behold the vortex formed at the curl of the returning current.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
11  "I'm afraid he'll laugh at our paper, and make fun of us afterward," observed Pickwick, pulling the little curl on her forehead, as she always did when doubtful.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
12  Jo laughed, and Meg sharply ordered her not to talk, then amiably promised to make her hair curl, and fell asleep to dream of living in her castle in the air.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
13  His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  There was a curl of contempt in his lips.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
15  He paraded his Musketeers before the Cardinal Armand Duplessis with an insolent air which made the gray moustache of his Eminence curl with ire.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Most touch-screen printers use thermal paper, which produces poor-quality records that tend to curl and tear easily.
2  Ranged on benches down the sides of the room, the eighty girls sat motionless and erect; a quaint assemblage they appeared, all with plain locks combed from their faces, not a curl visible.
3  In inclement weather, I like to curl up on the sofa with a good book and listen to the storm blowing outside.
4  A new baby will automatically curl its fingers round any object it touches.
5  I did her hair, soft-like, round her forehead, all in dainty curls, and just to one side of her neck I put a bunch of most beautiful purple pansies.
6  She was quite a child, perhaps seven or eight years old, slightly built, with a pale, small-featured face, and a redundancy of hair falling in curls to her waist.
7  Her hair fell in curls over her shoulders.
8  A blue wisp of cigarette smoke curled in the air.
9  She lay curled up in the crook of his arm.
10  The cat curled into a ball and went to sleep.
11  The hedgehog curled up in a prickly ball.
12  The child curled upon the sofa.
13  Beyond, the blue smoke of the sugar house curled into the bluer skies, and the odor of the kettles reached in succulent deliciousness far and wide.
14  She tried the effect of lying down with one elbow against the door, and the other arm curled round her head.
15  The dogs, curled in furry balls, slept in the snow.