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 Meanings and Examples of PROTRUDE
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protrude
 v.  extend out or project in space; stick out
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  "Her name Belle Watling," said Uncle Peter, his lower lip beginning to protrude.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  Peter's sniffles stopped and his underlip began to protrude gradually until it stuck out alarmingly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  In particular, the collar on one of them had been neatly mended, although hitherto its state of dilapidation had been such as perennially to allow the stuffing to protrude through the leather.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
4  Instantly there broke from the grey parcel a little moaning cry, and from it there protruded a small, scared face, with very bright brown eyes, and two little speckled, dimpled fists.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
5  Hope slapped the revolver butt which protruded from the front of his tunic.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
6  The old woman's face was wrinkled; her two remaining teeth protruded over her under lip; and her eyes were bright and piercing.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  With her dropping out of sight on the right side, a newcomer, bearing a burden, protruded into the sky on the left side, ascended the tumulus, and deposited the burden on the top.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
8  From the niche a single object protruded into the light from the candles on the table.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
9  For a minute or more the hand, with its writhing fingers, protruded out of the floor.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
10  His rusty black frock-coat was buttoned right up in front, with the collar turned up, and his lank wrists protruded from his sleeves without a sign of cuff or shirt.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
11  He was clad only in his long night-dress, and his swollen ankles and ungainly feet protruded starkly from beneath it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
12  From the pocket of his light summer overcoat protruded the bundle of indorsed papers which proclaimed his profession.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
13  There was a heavy pistol openly in his trouser band and from the top of his tattered boot protruded the hilt of a bowie knife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
14  His hands were covered with red mittens through which protruded his chapped raw knuckles.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest oaks when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
Example Sentence:
1  His fingers protrude from the holes in his gloves.
2  A church tower protruding from the ground offers the incongruous spectacle to visitors.
3  He managed to hang on to a piece of rock protruding from the cliff face.