EXPLOSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPLOSIVE
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 a.  tending or serving to sudden outburst; sudden and loud
Classic Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
1  He stepped as if he expected to tread upon some explosive thing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
2  Miss Ophelia sat for a moment, as if she had swallowed some explosive mixture, and were ready to burst.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  It was in vain for Bounderby to bluster or to assert himself in any of his explosive ways; Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
4  The hissing and crackling behind me, the explosive thud as each fresh tree burst into flame, left little time for reflection.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IX
5  Every little while some giant tree yielded the fight and fell crashing through the younger growth; and the unflagging thunderpeals came now in ear-splitting explosive bursts, keen and sharp, and unspeakably appalling.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
6  We proceeded by appointment straight to Mr. Micawber's house; where, and at Mr. Wickfield's, my friend had been labouring ever since our explosive meeting.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  She feared she might faint at an explosion and not be able to reach the cellar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  As she stood hanging to the sill, a deafening explosion burst on her ears, louder than any cannon she had ever heard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  The world became an inferno of noise and flame and trembling earth as one explosion followed another in earsplitting succession.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  As Rhett jerked the horse's head and turned him into another street, another deafening explosion tore the air and a monstrous skyrocket of flame and smoke shot up in the west.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  The back kick of the pistol made her reel, as the roar of the explosion filled her ears and the acrid smoke stung her nostrils.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  The news of their engagement came like an explosion, unexpected and shattering, rocking the town, and even the mildest- mannered women spoke their minds heatedly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
13  He could be an ardent, almost a tender, lover for a brief while, and almost immediately a mocking devil who ripped the lid from her gunpowder temper, fired it and enjoyed the explosion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
14  The situation between them was one which could have been cleared up only by a sudden explosion of feeling; and their whole training and habit of mind were against the chances of such an explosion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
15  Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IX
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  An explosion at a chemical plant has left one worker dead and four injured.
17  Some people believe the universe was created by a big explosion.
18  The explosion caused the walls of the building to fall in.
19  Fire-brigades are standing by in case of an explosion.
20  Officials say they're baffled about the cause of the gas explosion.
21  These two chemicals interact with each other at a certain temperature to produce a substance which could cause an explosion.
22  The explosion reduced the church to a mass of rubble.
23  There was complete mayhem after the explosion.
24  Detectives are liaising with Derbyshire police following the bomb explosion early today.
25  A disgruntled former employee is being blamed for the explosion.
26  The shock of the explosion was felt far away.
27  Four police officers sustained serious injuries in the explosion.
28  The explosion was caused by a burst gas pipe.
29  Gas officials are investigating the cause of an explosion which badly damaged a house in Hampshire.
30  The build-up of gas caused a small explosion.