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 Meanings and Examples of STALK
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 n.  the main stem of a herbaceous plant
 v.  stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  Prissy picked lazily, spasmodically, complaining of her feet, her back, her internal miseries, her complete weariness, until her mother took a cotton stalk to her and whipped her until she screamed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  For as the mightiest elephant is but a terrier to Leviathan, so, compared with Leviathan's tail, his trunk is but the stalk of a lily.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  They ain't dried fish, and they never grew on stalk or vine.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
4  But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
5  There was no wastage whatever; the hens and ducks with their sharp eyes had gathered up the very last stalk.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
6  One day, as Mollie strolled blithely into the yard, flirting her long tail and chewing at a stalk of hay, Clover took her aside.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
7  He could trace its shadow in the gloom, supply the smallest item of the outline, and note how stiff and solemn it seemed to stalk along.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
8  He walked past the couch to the open window, and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
9  Freddy Malins also took a stalk of celery and ate it with his pudding.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
10  The sudden flashes of colour reminded him of the gleam of the opal-and-iris-throated birds that flutter round the tall honeycombed Campanile, or stalk, with such stately grace, through the dim, dust-stained arcades.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14
11  Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
12  She was twirling in her fingers the thin stalk of a wildflower, a light mantle had slipped down to her elbows, and the wide gray ribbons of her hat were clinging to her bosom.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
13  Each student carried a stalk of sugar-cane with some open bolls of cotton fastened to the end of it.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII.
14  They slid on, in and out between the stalks, silver; pink; gold; splashed; streaked; pied.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 12
15  The poor flowers hung over, limp on their stalks.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  I was obliged to stalk from the room in righteous fury.
2  All she could see, when she looked down, was an immense length of neck, which seemed to rise like a stalk out of a sea of green leaves that lay far below her.
3  All she could see, when she looked down, was an immense length of neck, which seemed to rise like a stalk out of a sea of green leaves.
4  He's older, a little more craggy and definitely a lot more wrinkled, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to stalk across movie screens once more
5  A single pale blue flower grows up from each joint on a long stalk.
6  We know the rapist stalks his victims at night.
7  Remove the stalks from the cherries before you eat them.
8  He stalked his victim as she walked home, before attacking and robbing her.
9  She was stalked by an obsessed fan.
10  The lion stalked its prey through the long grass.
11  The possibility of another stalking horse challenge this autumn cannot be ruled out.
12  I think the development is a stalking horse for exploitation of the surrounding countryside.