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 Meanings and Examples of LAUNCH
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 v.  begin, originate, or initiate; send off; take off
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  He is an experienced hand at the work, as he has had for years a launch of his own on the Thames, and another on the Norfolk Broads.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  We must push on; we shall never feel happy till we get the launch in sight again.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  Godalming is an amateur fitter himself, and evidently it was he who put the launch in trim again.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Hither they launch forth, and hide on the solitary shore: we fancied they were gone, and had run down the wind for Mycenae.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
5  Thereupon, so soon as ocean may be trusted, and the winds leave the seas in quiet, and the soft whispering south wind calls seaward, my comrades launch their ships and crowd the shores.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
6  Thou canst set brothers once united in armed conflict, and overturn families with hatreds; thou canst launch into houses thy whips and deadly brands; thine are a thousand names, a thousand devices of injury.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
7  The youth wished to launch a joke--a quotation from newspapers.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  Thus did Grantaire, more than intoxicated, launch into speech, catching at the dish-washer in her passage, from his corner in the back room of the Cafe Musain.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
9  While Gerald launched forth on his news, Mammy set the plates before her mistress, golden-topped biscuits, breast of fried chicken and a yellow yam open and steaming, with melted butter dripping from it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  But she was heartily bored, even as she had been the day when Grandma launched on her memories of the Creek uprising.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
11  Dr. Kennicott launched into a heavy, "Oh, these Dutch farmers don't want sympathy."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
13  They now followed the bed of the little stream to the lake, into which they immediately launched their canoe again.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  The vessels were to be launched in the July of that year, and in failure thereof, Mr. Gardner was to lose a considerable sum; so that when I entered, all was hurry.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  The loud soldier launched then into the subject of the anticipated fight.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
16  After a long and anxious night waiting for just the right conditions for launch, Steve Fossett and his ground crew decided to go ahead with his latest attempt at a solo circumnavigation.
17  The newspaper were talking whether Israel would launch a unilateral attack against Iranian nuclear facilities.
18  His main legacy is the successful move into the internet era and the launch of the Coffee House blog, which has become a must read for anyone in politics.
19  Immediately after Discovery's lift-off NASA officials were in jubilant mood, talking of the power and majesty of the launch and of the congratulation and back-slapping at ground control.
20  A flat-earther who witnessed this week's SpaceX launch says it was a hoax – and that Elon Musk has been groomed to help fool people into thinking intergalactic travel is possible.
21  “This is a complete capitulation. The pressure and belief that the European Central Bank will launch a bond buying program in the coming week - further devaluing its currency - has been enough to make the Swiss National Bank step out of the way," he said.
22  The River Thames was the centre of a daft spectacle yesterday as a giant 50 foot rubber duck swam down it to celebrate the launch of's new Facebook FUNdation, a bursary granting funds.
23  Like many startup companies, Neptune Computer Inc., has turned to an online crowdfunding platform to raise funding for a full launch of its product.
24  The back-to-back accidents dealt a considerable blow to the fledgling commercial space launch industry.
25  There were also 125 reporters, eager to witness the launch of New York police department's Operation Corral – an acronym for Computer Oriented Retrieval of Auto Larcenists.
26  An investigation is underway after a missile self-destructed shortly after it was launched.
27  The Social Democratic leader launched a broadside against both monetary and political union.
28  The Republicans have launched a strong counterattack against the Democrats' manifesto.
29  He launched a determined attack on academic criticism.
30  She launched into a blistering attack on her boss.