TRUNK in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TRUNK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
trunk
 n.  stem of a tree; main stem, without the branches
 n.  body of animal apart from the head and limbs
Classic Sentence: (105 in 8 pages)
1  "That trunk of yours is too heavy for the sleigh, and Dan'l Byrne'll be round to take it over to the Flats," she said.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
2  In the middle of the floor stood her trunk, and on the trunk she sat in her Sunday dress, her back turned to the door and her face in her hands.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  "Now let go," he repeated; then he shouldered the trunk and carried it down the stairs and across the passage to the kitchen.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  Mattie followed him out of the door and helped him to lift the trunk into the back of the sleigh.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  When a Southerner took the trouble to pack a trunk and travel twenty miles for a visit, the visit was seldom of shorter duration than a month, usually much longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
6  And she arose the next morning with the fixed intention of packing her trunk immediately after breakfast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  Women like her should never have children, but-- Anyway, you pack Miss Pitty's trunk and send her to Macon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  We've got three thousand dollars of it in Pa's trunk this minute, and Mammy's after me to let her paste it over the holes in the attic walls so the draft won't get her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
9  At five o'clock she rose, unlocked her trunk, and took out a sealed packet which she slipped into the bosom of her dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  Last of all, she drew forth from the bottom of her trunk a heap of white drapery which fell shapelessly across her arm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
11  She had just closed her trunk on the white folds of the Reynolds dress when she heard a tap at her door, and the red fist of the Irish maid-servant thrust in a belated letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
12  You can send the drayman for your trunk.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
13  Out of the trunk, the branches grow; out of them, the twigs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
14  For as the mightiest elephant is but a terrier to Leviathan, so, compared with Leviathan's tail, his trunk is but the stalk of a lily.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
15  It is well known that the elephant will often draw up water or dust in his trunk, and then elevating it, jet it forth in a stream.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  He tagged his trunk with his name and address.
2  The boy could be seen with his legs wrapped around the trunk.
3  The tree trunk was hollow inside.
4  There is a new trunk growing from the fallen dead tree.
5  He hewed a canoe out of a tree trunk.
6  The canoe is made of one big trunk.
7  The two trees have grown together to form a double trunk.
8  The way that the trunk of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches and twigs is an approximate fractal pattern.
9  This totem pole is carved from/out of a single tree trunk.
10  He whacked the tree trunk with his stick.
11  Nothing will save a tree after the main trunk is attacked by large numbers of this beetle.
12  The trunk of the maple tree was viscid with sap.
13  They built a primitive shelter out of tree trunks.
14  They hurriedly fortified the village with barricades of carts, tree trunks and whatever came to hand.
15  They carefully designed that the two trunks exactly alike would be switched in the waiting room.