SWALLOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SWALLOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  take back what one has said ; enclose or envelop completely
Classic Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
1  The snake was unable to swallow, the toad was unable to die.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
2  "Swallow, my sister, O sister swallow," he muttered, feeling for his cigar case, following his son.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
3  Swallow, my sister, O sister swallow.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
4  Front-de-Boeuf," replied John, "is a man more willing to swallow three manors such as Ivanhoe, than to disgorge one of them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  No, he'd hardly swallow me as a substitute breeder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  She wished to be able to decline it; but the tears, which a variety of feelings created, made it easier to swallow than to speak.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  When she was serene she skimmed like a swallow, and that is how she was moving now.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
9  He is said to have about seven lawsuits upon his hands at present, which will probably swallow up the remainder of his fortune and so draw his sting and leave him harmless for the future.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
10  That was a neat way of smoothing a man's vanity and yet keeping him on the string, and Charles rose to it as though such bait were new and he the first to swallow it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  After one swallow she pushed her cup away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
12  "Don't think about it," said Grandma sternly and Scarlett saw her swallow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  Training and experience had taught her to be hospitable to newcomers, since the most unpromising might be useful later on, and there were plenty of available OUBLIETTES to swallow them if they were not.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
14  While Kennicott put up his windows Carol danced inside the bedrooms and begged him not to swallow the screws, which he held in his mouth like an extraordinary set of external false teeth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  For he never means to swallow a single limb; he only thinks to terrify by feints.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  The snail slides up the tower at last though the swallow mounteth it sooner.
2  Chew your food up thoroughly before you swallow it.
3  A swallow flew west skimming the lake.
4  I really wish there's a dark hole that would swallow up bad people.
5  Taking pills is easy; just put them in your mouth and swallow.
6  Chew your food well before swallow.
7  I had a sore throat and it hurt to swallow.
8  One swallow does not make a summer.
9  After the operation you may find it difficult to chew and swallow.
10  You must chew your food well before you swallow it.
11  Its effects are made worse as the ground is made up of sediment rather than hard rock and can in effect swallow buildings much like quicksand.
12  The government is expected to persuade the French to swallow their doubts on the EU Constitution and vote yes.
13  She did it at last, and managed to swallow a morsel of the left-hand bit.
14  The swallow has made a nest under our eaves.