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 Meanings and Examples of STEM
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stem
 v.  stop flow of a liquid; make headway against
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  The stem of a young fir-tree lopped of its branches, with a piece of wood tied across near the top, was planted upright by the door, as a rude emblem of the holy cross.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  Moreover, as he darned he smoked a pipe, the stem and bowl of which were red also.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
3  Each stem was wrenched at the root, where it moved like a bone in its socket, and at every onset of the gale convulsive sounds came from the branches, as if pain were felt.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
4  Tall ferns buried her in their leafage whenever her path lay through them, which now formed miniature forests, though not one stem of them would remain to bud the next year.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
5  When it was thoroughly ablaze Eustacia took it by the stem and waved it in the air above her head till it had burned itself out.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
6  A nice old briar with a good long stem of what the tobacconists call amber.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
7  Now it has, you see, been twice mended, once in the wooden stem and once in the amber.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
8  She tried to remember what she had heard about the releasing of the Milledgeville convicts in that last desperate effort to stem the tide of Sherman's army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
9  Nor is the pre-eminent tremendousness of the great Sperm Whale anywhere more feelingly comprehended, than on board of those prows which stem him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
10  Twenty times they thought the whirling eddies were sweeping them to destruction, when the master-hand of their pilot would bring the bows of the canoe to stem the rapid.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
11  After a short and impressive pause, Chingachgook lighted a pipe whose bowl was curiously carved in one of the soft stones of the country, and whose stem was a tube of wood, and commenced smoking.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
12  The trader searched the boat from stem to stern, among boxes, bales and barrels, around the machinery, by the chimneys, in vain.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  To allay it, I shall to-day search entire ship carefully from stem to stern.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  Later in the day I got together the whole crew, and told them, as they evidently thought there was some one in the ship, we would search from stem to stern.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  My aunt fingered the stem of her wine-glass before sipping a little.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE SISTERS
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Scientists process skin tissue to mimic embryonic stem cells.
2  They all hoped that he managed to stem the rebellion in two weeks.
3  He had finished gouging out a cob, and now he fitted a weed stem to it, loaded it with tobacco, and was pressing a coal to the charge and blowing a cloud of fragrant smoke -- he was in the full bloom of luxurious contentment.
4  Milton's problems in school stem from his poor study habits.
5  Simply stated, we are all experiencing brain stem cell therapy every moment of our lives.
6  The administration is trying to stem the flood of refugees out of Haiti and into Florida.
7  Cut half an inch off the base of each stem.
8  Cut the stem cleanly, just beneath a leaf joint.
9  Each time an affix is removed the remaining stem must be checked to determine whether it is a valid word.
10  Cash-strapped Venezuela claims that the group needs to stem the rout in prices.
11  Using local privacy laws to stem the spread of those photos proved pointless, even counter-productive, as it only drew more attention to them online.
12  When the bush has finished flowering, cut back all the stems.
13  In the spring, cut out the old wood and shorten the young stems.
14  With its spreading stems, ivy makes good ground cover.
15  Much of the instability stems from the economic effects of the war.