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 Meanings and Examples of DROWN
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drown
 v.  cause to die by being unable to breathe underwater
Classic Sentence: (100 in 7 pages)
1  It would probably be difficult with Rhett acting so foolishly about Bonnie and probably wanting a son next year, for all that he said he'd drown any boy she gave him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
2  But now the flood was shot through with glory, and it was harder to drown at sunrise than in darkness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4  It was a ghost that would not drown; it followed him, it seized upon him and beat him to the ground.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
5  I have often sung to drown my sorrow, but seldom to express my happiness.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  If you ever deny it again I'll drown you.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX.
7  But the duck swam quickly to her, seized her head in its beak and drew her into the water, and there the old witch had to drown.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In FUNDEVOGEL
8  Father, you know very well that the general was not a man to drown himself in despair, and people do not bathe in the Seine in the month of January.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
9  Dantes would have shouted, but he knew that the wind would drown his voice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
10  she almost screamed, so as to drown his voice.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XIII
11  To the alleged insanity of the Swedes, Balashev wished to reply that when Russia is on her side Sweden is practically an island: but Napoleon gave an angry exclamation to drown his voice.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
12  This caused people all over France to begin to slash at and drown one another.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER I
13  For reasons known or unknown to us the French began to drown and kill one another.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
14  The necessary tactics of insurrection are to drown small numbers in a vast obscurity, to multiply every combatant by the possibilities which that obscurity contains.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER II—AN OWL'S VIEW OF PARIS
15  It is in this manner that, in the blindness of a poor political economy, we drown and allow to float down stream and to be lost in the gulfs the well-being of all.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LAND IMPOVERISHED BY THE SEA
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  Many families were drowned out by the recent flood.
17  Charlie Brown tried to amplify his remarks, but he was drowned out by jeers from the audience.
18  The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were soon drowned out by the roar of traffic passing our motel.
19  It was a noble act when he saved his friend from drowning.
20  A drowning man will catch at a straw.
21  They dived from the bridge and rescued the drowning woman.
22  Teenager Matt Brown is being hailed a hero for saving a young child from drowning.
23  He saved the boy from drowning.
24  The swim coach warrants the children from drowning.
25  The music was playing at full volume, drowning out conversation.
26  He rescued the boy from drowning at the cost of his own life.
27  When a dog is drowning, every one offers him drink.
28  If Jim remains under for more than a minute, pull him out; he may be drowning.
29  The swimmer dived into the river to save the drowning child.
30  He risked his life in trying to save the drowning boy.