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 Meanings and Examples of PLUNGE
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plunge
 v.  dive; submerge; become suddenly lower; decrease dramatically; throw oneself into a substance or place
Classic Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
1  Every plunge of the excited horse brought it against the horns again, and goaded it to fresh madness.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
2  As she spoke this, she clasped her hands and extended them towards heaven, as if imploring mercy on her soul before she made the final plunge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  But with Mrs Bolton I only feel the downward plunge, down, horribly, among the sea-weeds and the pallid monsters of the very bottom.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  'Hope I can plunge in the dagger a few more times yet,' he said, grinning.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
5  To plunge into that medium was to plunge into water slightly diluted with air.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
6  Yeobright could now also discern the floating body, though but indistinctly; and imagining from Wildeve's plunge that there was life to be saved he was about to leap after.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
7  They had not been near enough to the river to hear the plunge, but they saw the removal of the carriage lamp, and watched its motion into the mead.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
8  "Diggory, give me my glove," said Thomasin, whose manner it was under any circumstances to plunge into the midst of a subject which engrossed her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 2 Thomasin Walks in a Green Place by the Roman Road
9  Suddenly, with a plunge, as of the swimmer who leaves the bank, she hurried across the road, and we heard the sharp clang of the bell.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
10  And yet there have been times when the poor girl has wanted to speak, and yet could not quite bring herself to take the plunge.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
11  When it was in place they stood side by side on the door-step, watching Daniel Byrne plunge off behind his fidgety horse.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
12  He himself had taken a plunge at daylight.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In I
13  Meanwhile Robert, addressing Mrs Pontellier, continued to tell of his one time hopeless passion for Madame Ratignolle; of sleepless nights, of consuming flames till the very sea sizzled when he took his daily plunge.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
14  The person entering would have to summon his courage as for a cold-water plunge.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  One day, however, he took the plunge, and drank up all that he had in his pockets, and went home half "piped," as the men phrase it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  To him I owe the discovery that even very short periods of time add up to all useful hours I need, if I plunge in without delay.
2  I was almost tempted to strip off and plunge straight into the pool.
3  He braced himself for the icy plunge into the black water.
4  The company is planning a deeper plunge into the commercial market.
5  The country might plunge into the abyss of economic ruin.
6  He ran to the edge of the lake and plunge in.
7  Bathers would go straight from the hot room to take a cold plunge.
8  Indeed, if many investors abjure the listing , those who hold their noses and take the plunge might make even more money.
9  Stock prices bounced back after a steep plunge earlier this week.
10  A strike would plunge the country into chaos.
11  The hunting dogs plunge into the forest.
12  The trapeze artists plunge from the heights until a safety net luckily arrest their fall.
13  The train left the track and plunged down the embankment.
14  The track plunged down into the valley.
15  The prime minister pressed the panic button yesterday as Britain's economy plunged deeper into crisis.