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 Meanings and Examples of STUNT
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stunt
 n.  difficult or unusual or dangerous feat usually done to gain attention
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  "But I will not have anybody use the word 'stunt' in my house," she whispered to Miss Sherwin.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  The circle of mourners kept its place all evening, and Dave Dyer did the "stunt" of the Norwegian and the hen.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  I'm not going to do the out-raged husband stunt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  Child-labor is to be found here in some of its worst phases, as fostering ignorance and stunting physical development.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
5  Halfway down the hill the path ran near a knot of stunted hollies, which in the general darkness of the scene stood as the pupil in a black eye.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
6  Suddenly we looked down into a cuplike depression, patched with stunted oaks and firs which had been twisted and bent by the fury of years of storm.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
7  An orchard surrounded it, but the trees, as is usual upon the moor, were stunted and nipped, and the effect of the whole place was mean and melancholy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
8  I tiptoed down the path and stooped behind the low wall which surrounded the stunted orchard.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
9  A few dingy olives and stunted fig-trees struggled hard for existence, but their withered dusty foliage abundantly proved how unequal was the conflict.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
10  I explained that they were bare masses of stone, with hardly enough earth in their clefts to nourish a stunted tree.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  In the center of the little island, a few short and stunted pines had found root, forming a thicket, into which Hawkeye darted with the swiftness of a deer, followed by the active Duncan.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
12  As he crossed Grattan Bridge he looked down the river towards the lower quays and pitied the poor stunted houses.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
13  He seated himself on a wooden bench, with his back against a decrepit vine; he gazed at the stars, past the puny and stunted silhouettes of his fruit-trees.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
14  All the guests moved their lips in anticipation of being called on for their own stunts.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  There were four other stunts: one Jewish, one Irish, one juvenile, and Nat Hicks's parody of Mark Antony's funeral oration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  The stunt brought shocked gasps from the audience.
2  John wants to fly his new stunt kite.
3  Lack of water will stunt the plant's growth.
4  In a bold promotional stunt for the movie, he smashed his car into a passing truck.
5  She arranged a publicity stunt to make the public aware of the product.
6  It was during Palance's acceptance speech that he pulled his most famous stunt of all; he dropped to the ground and performed one-armed push-ups.
7  The Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized Jan. 13 off the Tuscan island of Giglio after Capt. Francesco Schettino took it off course in a stunt.
8  The heart condition had stunted his growth a bit.
9  It's a typical action film with plenty of spectacular stunts.