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 Meanings and Examples of ROT
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rot
 v.  become decomposed by a natural process; perish slowly; become corrupt
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Thrust it out of men's sight into a long hole in the ground, into the grave, to rot, to feed the mass of its creeping worms and to be devoured by scuttling plump-bellied rats.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  Our limbs fail, our senses rot.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
3  The fruits never rot nor fail all the year round, neither winter nor summer, for the air is so soft that a new crop ripens before the old has dropped.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
4  But all these tokens of past grandeur were miserably decayed and dirty; rot, damp, and age, had weakened the flooring, which in many places was unsound and even unsafe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
5  Rains and spray had damped it; sun and wind had warped it; all the elements had combined to rot a thing that hung so idly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
6  They are supposed to rot in peace.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
7  Finally the new agent stole even the books, and the company in wrath closed its business and its houses, refused to sell, and let houses and furniture and machinery rust and rot.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
8  She was then just abreast of the rotted bride-cake.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
9  When we had shaken hands and he was gone, I opened the staircase window and had nearly beheaded myself, for, the lines had rotted away, and it came down like the guillotine.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
10  In one part, carcases of houses, inauspiciously begun and never finished, rotted away.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
11  That is horse piss and rotted straw, he thought.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  The faint Sour stink of rotted cabbages came towards him from the kitchen gardens on the rising ground above the river.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  It was flagged; but the pavement had rotted and cracked under the oozing of the water.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
14  A Marquise had slept in it; Marat had rotted in it; it had traversed the Pantheon to end with the rats of the sewer.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
15  Somewhere there was a war and cannon booming and burning towns and men who rotted in hospitals amid sickening-sweet stinks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  He had no choice, even though this simple act might signal their presence to an enemy; they could not pick up something that would rot feet or infect skin.
2  The meat will rot if it isn't kept cool.
3  The rot set in when we lost that important customer in Japan.
4  We were not in the least worried about the possibility that sweets could rot the teeth.
5  All the peaches rotted on the tree.
6  The window frame had rotted away completely.
7  If farm - yard manure is used it must be well rotted.
8  The wood has rotted away completely.
9  There's some rotting woodwork on the outside of the house that we need to replace.
10  Vultures flew around in the sky waiting to pick at the rotting carcass of the deer.
11  The main drawback is that the lawn could sink as the old turf rots, so you need to build it up a little higher than you might otherwise, to allow for shrinkage.
12  A fish always rots from the head down.