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.
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.
3 Compression is needed to explode gunpowder.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight 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.
5 Mrs. Merriwether rode home in Aunt Pitty's carriage, and scarcely had the four ladies seated themselves when she exploded.
6 Had he exploded with rage and injured vanity or upbraided her, as other men would have done, she could have handled him.
7 Scarlett said nothing for she was still burning with the wrath she had not exploded in the Yankee women's faces.
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.
9 They had squirmed too long beneath Southern coldness and contempt and now they exploded with hilarity.
10 Dr. Meade fumed into silence and stroked her cheek and then exploded again.
11 She flung her coat at the chair in the hall of the flat, and exploded into the green-plush living-room.
12 She exploded into self-confidence and happiness; her draining thoughts were by marriage turned into energy.
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 CooperContext Highlight 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.
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.