EXPLODE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPLODE
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explode
 v.  erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  "It's one of them horrid telegraph things, mum," she said, handling it as if she was afraid it would explode and do some damage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
2  Not to grieve a kind master, I learned to be less touchy; and, for the space of half a year, the gunpowder lay as harmless as sand, because no fire came near to explode it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  Compression is needed to explode gunpowder.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
4  When she gets back from Tara she will start again hammer and tongs with the store and those mills which I wish devoutly would explode some night.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
5  Mrs. Merriwether rode home in Aunt Pitty's carriage, and scarcely had the four ladies seated themselves when she exploded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  Had he exploded with rage and injured vanity or upbraided her, as other men would have done, she could have handled him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Scarlett said nothing for she was still burning with the wrath she had not exploded in the Yankee women's faces.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  While she watched him, Archie turned suddenly toward the fire and spat a stream of tobacco juice on it with such vehemence that India, Melanie and Pitty leaped as though a bomb had exploded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
9  They had squirmed too long beneath Southern coldness and contempt and now they exploded with hilarity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
10  Dr. Meade fumed into silence and stroked her cheek and then exploded again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
11  She flung her coat at the chair in the hall of the flat, and exploded into the green-plush living-room.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  She exploded into self-confidence and happiness; her draining thoughts were by marriage turned into energy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  The fortress was a smoldering ruin; charred rafters, fragments of exploded artillery, and rent mason-work covering its earthen mounds in confused disorder.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
14  When reproached for this afterward, they usually expressed sorrow, and swore by their gods that the guns had exploded without their permission.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  The shells, which had ceased to trouble the regiment for a time, came swirling again, and exploded in the grass or among the leaves of the trees.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence:
1  Three bombs explode outside a police station in the Greek capital Athens.
2  For that to explode, or implode, is going to be devastating, she explained.
3  A design flaw caused the engine to explode.
4  At last, a women's magazine to explode the myth that thin equals beautiful.
5  The firework exploded in his hand.
6  There was a huge bang as if someone had exploded a rocket outside.
7  According to observers, the plane exploded shortly after take-off.
8  They were clearing up when the second bomb exploded.
9  A national newspaper received an anonymous phone call warning about the attack just minutes before the first device exploded.
10  The hot water might scald her when the boiler exploded.
11  Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was "not an attack" as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a regional conflagration.