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 Meanings and Examples of PROPEL
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propel
 v.  drive forward; cause to move forward or onward; push
Classic Sentence:
1  Rhett propelled Gerald forward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  He bowed carelessly and taking Scarlett's arm pulled her to her feet and propelled her into the dingy orderly room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  He took her arm and propelled her from the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  The youth put forth anxious arms to assist him, but the tall soldier went firmly as if propelled.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
5  At the present time, for example, the mixed vessel with a screw is a surprising machine, propelled by three thousand square metres of canvas and by an engine of two thousand five hundred horse-power.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
6  The oars were useless as propellers, performing now the office of life-preservers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
Example Sentence:
1  They hope to show that solar sails could replace traditional rockets and propel spacecraft to the stars.
2  For the electric automobile, light and efficient storage batteries is the source of the kinetic energy to propel the vehicle.
3  The tiny rocket is attached to the spacecraft and is designed to propel it toward Mars.
4  Paddles are used especially to propel canoes and kayaks.
5  "Twilight" rocketed both to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further.
6  His addiction to drugs propelled him toward a life of crime.
7  "We equate this leap in engine technology as equivalent to the post-World War II jump from propeller driven aircraft to jet engines," Brink said.
8  The timing of the gun was precisely synchronized with the turning of the plane's propeller.
9  The missile, which has liquid propellant, is the naval version of India's surface-to-surface missile system.