SPRAWL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SPRAWL
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sprawl
 v.  extend; stretch; spread; sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The town she was now seeing was like a baby grown overnight into a busy, sprawling giant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  She never came wearily home across the fields and saw the sprawling white house that her heart did not swell with love and the joy of homecoming.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
3  The man crashed backwards to the floor, sprawling into the dining room with a violence that shook the furniture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Melanie's eyes took in the scene below in its entirety, the sprawling blue-clad body in the red pool, the sewing box beside him, Scarlett, barefooted and gray-faced, clutching the long pistol.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  He seated himself again, sprawling his long legs comfortably.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  But I got a dreaming and sprawling about one night, and somehow, Sam got pitched on the floor, and came near breaking his arm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  In a bound, I was on my feet, and easily sent him sprawling to the floor.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
8  As soon as I found what he was up to, I gave a sudden spring, and as I did so, he holding to my legs, I was brought sprawling on the stable floor.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  He saw that the ground in the deep shadows was cluttered with men, sprawling in every conceivable posture.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
10  The instant Haley touched the saddle, the mettlesome creature bounded from the earth with a sudden spring, that threw his master sprawling, some feet off, on the soft, dry turf.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  Before he could strike again, however, I got in my right and he was sprawling on his back on the floor.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
12  The way seemed interminable, and the streets like the black web of some sprawling spider.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
13  As he spoke he reeled, and fell sprawling face upwards on the ground.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
14  With one hand she was supporting the fat baby that lay floating and sprawling on its back, while with the other she squeezed the sponge over him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 18
15  Squealer, temporarily stunned, was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
Example Sentence:
1  When they were well exhausted, they would run out and sprawl on the dry, hot sand.
2  With large ground to wall windows, a sprawling living room, a ravishing indoor pool and 2 main bedrooms - all are designed in the most elegant way possible.
3  "The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away -- Blessed be the name of the Lord! But it's so hard -- Oh, it's so hard! Only last Saturday my Joe busted a firecracker right under my nose and I knocked him sprawling.
4  And there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.
5  He was sprawling in an armchair in front of the TV.
6  There were weeds sprawling in the yard.
7  Agriculture was California; there were no sprawling defense and aerospace industries, there was no Silicon Valley.
8  Just a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China's economic woes.
9  Literally Buddha Place, Boudhanath is a village nestled within the sprawling Nepalese city; even though it's now a part of Kathmandu, it retains the self-contained cosiness of a village.
10  She sprawled on the bed as he had left her, not even moving to cover herself up.
11  I spent the evening sprawled on the sofa, watching TV.