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 Meanings and Examples of SNAP
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snap
 v.  make a sharp sound; break suddenly as under tension; utter in angry or sharp tone
Classic Sentence: (99 in 7 pages)
1  Now, listen to me, Gerald O'Hara, she retorted, her eyes beginning to snap.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Grandma in particular was devoted to Ellen and there were very few people in the County for whom the old lady gave a snap of her skinny fingers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  It seemed as if her neck would snap if he shook her again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  Mrs. Tarleton's eyes began to snap and her lips to shape soundless words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
5  Scarlett's eyes began to snap fire and her hands to clench and unclench.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
6  They started at each soft snap of burning logs on the hearth as if they were stealthy footsteps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
7  Pitty gave a little squeak, like a mouse who feels the trap snap down, as she saw massed in the doorway, a Yankee captain and a squad of bluecoats.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
8  Then, that explains-- She broke off, disconcerted, expecting to see his eyes snap with malice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
9  "Ah," said Mrs. Peniston, shutting her lips with the snap of a purse closing against a beggar.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
10  This is the sort of weather when brave hearts snap ashore, and keeled hulls split at sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. Midnight, Forecastle.
11  If your banker breaks, you snap; if your apothecary by mistake sends you poison in your pills, you die.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
12  With a terrific snap, every fastening went adrift; the ship righted, the carcase sank.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
13  More than once he could distinguish their footsteps, as they brushed the sassafras, causing the faded leaves to rustle, and the branches to snap.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
14  "Softly, softly; don't thee snap and snarl, friend," said Phineas, as Tom winced and pushed his hand away.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  To snap us as we are, before we've had time to assume.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Story lines are never lacking in the annual Ohio-Michigan rivalry, the latter is looking to snap a six-game losing streak, and then knocks off Northwestern in the title game.
2  On the campaign trail before a general election, Mr Hariri has clambered atop cars, posed with fans and cuddled up to children in search of the best snap of himself.
3  Abe's long-held dream to change the pacifist constitution got a big boost today as conservative coalition won a crucial 2/3 majority in a snap election.
4  The general who led the military takeover of Thailand is known as an ardent defender of the monarchy, an adversary of the former prime minister at the center of the nation's political crisis, and a prickly personality prone to snap at unwanted questions.
5  Pretty soon I heard a twig snap down in the dark amongst the trees - something was a stirring.
6  The sales clerk did not snap a reply at any angry customers.
7  That elastic band will snap if you stretch it too far.
8  The silence of the forest was made evident by the occasional snap of a twig.
9  The wind had snapped the tree in two.
10  The driver's whip snapped and our carriage ran fast.
11  The production snapped back to normal.
12  He snapped the stick in two.
13  On Jan. 24, the Lyubov Orlova snapped her tow line as she was being hauled by the tugboat Charlene Hunt to the Dominican Republic for scrap.
14  Arvind Mahankali slayed the German language that has bedeviled him for so many years by correctly spelling “knaidel”; the confetti popped, cameras snapped and Arvind was handed the huge, shiny trophy.
15  The violin string snapped because it was fastened too tight.