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 Meanings and Examples of LIMB
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limb
 n.  any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
 n.  arm or leg
Classic Sentence: (204 in 14 pages)
1  When he returned he had a small limb of a tree in his hand and he laid it mercilessly across the horse's galled back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  Rhett made no reply but brought the tree limb down on the horse's back with a cruel force that made the animal leap forward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  She mounted the seat and brought down the hickory limb on his back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  Turning deliberately, Scarlett raised the tree limb she had been using as a whip and brought it down across Prissy's back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  He had hung his coat on a tree limb, for the work was hot, and he stood resting as she came up to him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  And you'll be left out on the end of a limb, with never a Democratic friend or a Republican either.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  While his one live leg made lively echoes along the deck, every stroke of his dead limb sounded like a coffin-tap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
8  For he never means to swallow a single limb; he only thinks to terrify by feints.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
9  No, no," returned the scout, in decided disapprobation of this opinion, "I rubbed the bark off a limb, perhaps, but the creature leaped the longer for it.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
10  The flash of rifles was then quick and close between them, but either party was too well skilled to leave even a limb exposed to the hostile aim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  Their rifles made a common report, when, sinking on his wounded limb, part of the body of the savage came into view.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
12  She was often defeated in her purpose, by encountering their watchful eyes, when it became necessary to feign an alarm she did not feel, and occupy the limb by some gesture of feminine apprehension.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
13  A long and grave pause succeeded, during which no movement of a limb, nor any expression of an eye, betrayed the expression produced by his remark.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
14  The light rendered every limb and joint discernible, and Duncan turned away in horror when he saw they were writhing in irrepressible agony.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
15  Not a limb was moved, nor was a breath drawn louder and longer than common, until the closing syllable of this final decree had passed the lips of Tamenund.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
Example Sentence:
1  But he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.
2  But he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigor of brain.
3  When the doctors had to amputate the young man's leg to prevent the spread of cancer, he did not let the loss of a limb keep him from participating in sports.
4  All the other countries signed the agreement, leaving Britain out on a limb.
5  This entire rickety structure was hanging from the limb of an enormous leafy tree.
6  The broken limb must be immobilized immediately.
7  He spread-eagled his limbs while lying on the grass.
8  Men and women have four limbs.
9  I eased my stiff limbs into the hot bath.
10  When you excise the dead and dying limbs of a tree, you not only improve its appearance but also enhance its chances of bearing fruit.
11  Generally people who injure limbs have bad arthritis as they mature.
12  Davi was born without fully developed limbs but he's not been discouraged, despite the haphazard nature of facilities in Brazil; "Sport is my life because without sport I'm not Davi, " he said, brimming with confidence.