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 Meanings and Examples of SPILL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  pour; sudden drop from an upright position; flow or run out
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  As he spoke he turned over another portion of the carpet, and there, sure enough, was a great crimson spill upon the square white facing of the old-fashioned floor.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  'Certainly,' said the Time Traveller, stooping to light a spill at the fire.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In I
3  It appeared that two light-footed soldiers had been teasing a huge, bearded man, causing him to spill coffee upon his blue knees.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
4  And we stood still that we might not spill this pain more precious than pleasure.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Context  Highlight   In PART TWO
5  Melanie lay on the bed on a sheet dark with perspiration and splotched with dampness where Scarlett had spilled water.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
6  The nice young captain was trying to pour a glass of brandy into her mouth and had spilled it down her neck.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  The snow did not fall this time, it simply spilled out of heaven, like thousands of featherbeds being emptied.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
8  The wine spilled over Arobin's legs and some of it trickled down upon Mrs. Highcamp's black gauze gown.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
9  The purple spilled from the cup she was holding.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
10  The floor was covered with ochre-coloured sawdust, trampled here and there into mud, and stained with dark rings of spilled liquor.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16
11  The thing was still loathsome--more loathsome, if possible, than before--and the scarlet dew that spotted the hand seemed brighter, and more like blood newly spilled.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20
12  Laughter is easier, minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
13  But he wouldn't eat and the glass of milk spilled from his trembling hand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
14  But the boy's hand shook so that he spilled his coffee.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
15  Making a dart at the table, she secured the coffee, which she immediately spilled, thereby making the front of her dress as bad as the back.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THREE
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Although I poured it carefully, I still managed to spill some.
2  I try not to let my work spill over into my life outside the office.
3  The talks between the two leaders look likely to spill over into the weekend.
4  Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill.
5  Unless the oil spill is contained, irreparable damage will be done to the coastline.
6  The spill could wipe out the Gulf's turtle population.
7  He made the former employee to spill all details of project.
8  The one who called himself Nathaniel was swarthy and handsome with dark, intense eyes and a spill of brunet hair over a pair of broad shoulders.
9  Spanish authorities have prevented a major ecological disaster by diverting a flow of toxic spill away from one of Europe's leading national parks.
10  Critics are pointing to a new Enbridge oil spill of roughly 1,200 barrels in Wisconsin as another sign that a new conduit for Albertan bitumen is too risky for British Columbia.
11  All the shopping had spilled out of my bag.
12  The contents of his bag spilled all over the floor.
13  The bag split, and sugar spilled everywhere.
14  I spilled the juice while I was pouring it.
15  Water had spilled out of the bucket onto the floor.