EARTHQUAKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EARTHQUAKE
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 n.  quake from underground
 n.  disturbance that is extremely disruptive
Classic Sentence:
1  I own thy speechless, placeless power; but to the last gasp of my earthquake life will dispute its unconditional, unintegral mastery in me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
2  To Jurgis the Herr Dr. Schliemann assumed the proportions of a thunderstorm or an earthquake.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
3  A mighty influence is abroad, surging and heaving the world, as with an earthquake.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  "I feel as if there had been an earthquake," said Jo, as their neighbors went home to breakfast, leaving them to rest and refresh themselves.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
5  The wind arose; the sea roared; and, as with the mighty shock of an earthquake, it split and cracked with a tremendous and overwhelming sound.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  When I went through the offices of my department, it was a regular earthquake, Everyone trembled and shook like a leaf.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
7  If you had," said the old woman, "you would acknowledge that it is far more terrible than an earthquake.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
8  That he should have set the buckle of his stock awry, it was indispensable that there should have taken place in him one of those emotions which may be designated as internal earthquakes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
9  Jacqueries are earthquakes of the people.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
10  Probably the mother during an important interval was sailing down the Peruvian coast, when earthquakes caused the beach to gape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
Example Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
16  The Red Cross flew to the area of the earthquake,ready to dole out supplies of food,water and medicine.
17  They kept a record of earthquake disasters.
18  People still remembered the earthquake that had jarred this region last July.
19  A section of the city was rubbed out in the earthquake.
20  The Ayatollah described the earthquake in Iran as a divine test.
21  They predict that a large earthquake will strike the east coast before the end of the decade.
22  During a severe earthquake, each beam will absorb the shock by crumpling, thereby preventing serious damage to the tower.
23  The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was a catastrophe that destroyed most of the city.
24  The powerful earthquake, measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale, struck a cluster of small villages and towns in the remote region of Xinjiang.
25  The earthquake made the wall sink and start to crumble.
26  A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the debris.
27  The earthquake has made great havoc of the city.
28  This was revoked after the scandals of the clean hands bribery scandal which caused a political earthquake at the time in a country where it had become the norm for businessmen to bribe politicians, but now it is back to square one.
29  The government has set two refugee camps near the earthquake town.
30  As the warning of earthquake, a number of train and subway lines had to suspend services.