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trickle
 v.  flow in drops; run or flow slowly; drip
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  But now the Confederate ports were stoppered with Yankee gunboats, only a trickle of blockade-run goods was slipping in from Europe, and the South was desperately trying to manufacture her own war materials.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  The wooden awnings cut off most of the winter daylight and the interior was dim and dingy, only a trickle of light coming in through the small fly-specked windows high up on the side walls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Kennicott appeared at the inner door, ushering out a bleached man with a trickle of wan beard, and consoling him, "All right, Dad."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  These simple words uttered by an old woman led by a child made the perspiration trickle down his limbs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
5  He was obliged to pause many times while dressing himself; merely putting his arms through his waistcoat made the perspiration trickle from his forehead.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—A PEN IS HEAVY TO THE MAN WHO LIFTED THE FAUC...
6  He found pleasure in feeling the water trickle over his burning brow and over his body, agitated by feverish shudders.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 65 TRIAL
7  Strings of dusty niggers with splay feet arrived and departed; a stream of manufactured goods, rubbishy cottons, beads, and brass-wire set into the depths of darkness, and in return came a precious trickle of ivory.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
8  Something began to trickle on the floor.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
9  A stream of blood began to trickle down his white trousers.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  He felt the tears trickle under his spectacles and hoped they would not be noticed.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXII
11  As he turned aside his face a minute, I saw a tear slide from under the sealed eyelid, and trickle down the manly cheek.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  Once I fell headlong and cut my face; I lost no time in stanching the blood, but jumped up and ran on, with a warm trickle down my cheek and chin.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
13  For from the first tree whose roots are rent away and broken from the ground, drops of black blood trickle, and gore stains the earth.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
14  A thin stream of blood had trickled out of his mouth.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
15  They trickled down her cheeks as if they were her own tears.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Example Sentence:
1  That wealth has yet to trickle down to Indian villages where over sixty percent of Indians live.
2  As the rains continued, the small trickle of water running down the hillside grew into a rivulet that threatened to wash away a portion of the slope.
3  Blood trickled out of the corner of his mouth.
4  Great beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead.
5  He so worked upon his feelings with the pathos of these dreams, that he had to keep swallowing, he was so like to choke; and his eyes swam in a blur of water, which overflowed when he winked, and ran down and trickled from the end of his nose.