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 Meanings and Examples of SWIM
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swim
 v.  move through water by moving the body
Classic Sentence: (89 in 6 pages)
1  It restored his soul to have Sam Clark trustingly bellow, "Better come down to the lake this evening and have a swim, doc."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  He was polite to poor Maud when they all went down to the cottages for a swim.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  Maud, it seemed, was slightly dizzy from the swim.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  The hated whale has the round watery world to swim in, as the small gold-fish has its glassy globe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. Dusk.
5  We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. First Night Watch.
6  But strike a member of the harem school, and her companions swim around her with every token of concern, sometimes lingering so near her and so long, as themselves to fall a prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
7  Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
8  After my swim, while I was playing about indolently in the water, I heard the sound of hoofs and wheels on the bridge.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
9  Edna had attempted all summer to learn to swim.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
10  She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
11  Though no fish, 'The Long Rifle' can swim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
12  They took a swim about every hour, so it was close upon the middle of the afternoon when they got back to camp.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  Before the depth reached his middle he was halfway over; the current would permit no more wading, now, so he struck out confidently to swim the remaining hundred yards.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
14  We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII.
15  Den I was gwyne to swim to de raf agin when dey was gone.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
Example Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
16  Never offer to teach fish to swim.
17  The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
18  There'll be ample opportunity to relax, swim and soak up some sun.
19  The report urged that all children be taught to swim.
20  We want clean rivers and lakes, where you can swim without risk to your health.
21  If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
22  Sometimes a creature uses a pair of antennae to swim.
23  Do not teach fish to swim.
24  Even children who can swim are at risk as they often move too far away from their families and then encounter difficulties getting back to dry land.
25  Today's swim isn't so bad except that there was crazy wind on the beach, and these huge waves that brought all the junk on the sea floor up.
26  A lot of times, it's a two-loop swim, and the turn buoy is only 300 yards away.
27  Outside he can dredge from a boat at his service; or swim and rest in the sun to go back invigorated into his laboratory.
28  All joking aside, can you swim 15 miles?
29  Everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.
30  Says he: "I got hurt a little, en couldn't swim fas', so I wuz a considable ways behine you towards de las'; when you landed I reck'ned I could ketch up wid you on de lan' 'dout havin' to shout at you, but when I see dat house I begin to go slow.