ERUPT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ERUPT
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erupt
 v.  explode; burst out; become violently active
Classic Sentence:
1  I've learned that Gopher Prairie isn't just an eruption on the prairie, as I thought first, but as large as New York.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
2  Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  Madam,' returned Mr. Micawber, 'I trust you will shortly witness an eruption.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
4  Most impressive, so they say--they were lucky--in eruption.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
5  And again he began to march back and forth, in full eruption.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
6  They knew they were sitting on a volcano, but until that volcano erupted there was nothing they could do.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  The globe does not perish, because it has these wounds, craters, eruptions, sulphur pits, here and there, nor because of a volcano which ejects its pus.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The crowds that amassed outside Sonia Gandhi's home in Delhi prepared to erupt into cheers of 'bring back Sonia Gandhi'.
2  After meeting Thailand's foreign minister, Cambodia's prime minister, said armed clashes would erupt if Thai troops continued to trespass over the border.
3  A regional conflict would erupt into violent warfare.
4  The Philippine Institute of Seismology has set a level three alert, ranking the situation as critical, with an eruption possible within weeks.
5  After the great eruption, fear of Mount Etna was great; people did not return to cultivate its rich hillside lands until the volcano had been quiescent for a full two years.
6  The place was recently visited by a serious volcanic eruption.
7  The bar erupted into gales of laughter.
8  Violence erupted after police shot a student during the demonstration.
9  A bidding war for the textile firm erupted.
10  In Los Angeles, the neighborhood known as Watts erupted into riots.
11  Inner-city riots erupted when a local man was shot by police.
12  It's many years since Mount Vesuvius last erupted.
13  When marchers gathered on a third day of protest, violence erupted and buildings were burned.
14  Authorities believe they have now recovered the bodies of all the workers who perished in the Soma mine when the fire erupted Tuesday.
15  A huge plume is rising from Mount St. Helens, but it's not immediately clear if the volcano is erupting.