SWELL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of swell
Definition:
v. bulge; expand abnormally; increase in size; become filled with pride or anger
Example:
The bellies of the starving children began to swell yesterday.
Sentence in Classic:
Then they raked it into the bag again, and I see the king begin to swell himself up for another speech.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
Running in among them to swell the ranks, I was very near the chaise when it rolled away; and I had a lively impression made upon me, in the midst of the noise and dust, of having seen Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But to have such an army you must needs have associates who will help to swell the numbers of your own citizens.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Before the night shut down she was seen with sails idly flapping as she gently rolled on the undulating swell of the sea,.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Rosedale, who was slipping through the crowd with an air half obsequious, half obtrusive, as though, the moment his presence was recognized, it would swell to the dimensions of the room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
But these gave place to a heavy swell; I felt sick and hardly able to hold the rudder, when suddenly I saw a line of high land towards the south.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Such handsome men, thought Scarlett, with a swell of pride in her heart, as the men called greetings, waved to friends, bent low over the hands of elderly ladies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Thy cunning may soon swell out once more thy shrivelled purse, but neither leech nor medicine can restore thy scorched hide and flesh wert thou once stretched on these bars.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
And it seemed she was like the sea, nothing but dark waves rising and heaving, heaving with a great swell, so that slowly her whole darkness was in motion, and she was Ocean rolling its dark, dumb mass.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Cosette dressed herself very hastily, combed and dressed her hair, which was a very simple matter in those days, when women did not swell out their curls and bands with cushions and puffs, and did not put crinoline in their locks.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context