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 Meanings and Examples of TUMBLE
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tumble
 v.  fall down, as collapsing; fall quickly and without control
Example Sentence:
1  The outer walls looked likely to tumble down in a stiff wind.
2  Share prices continued to tumble today on the Tokyo stock market.
3  On the river front some of the houses were sticking out over the bank; they was bowed and about ready to tumble in.
4  He finally tumbled to the fact she had been deceiving him for many years.
5  A hundred and fifty empty bottles tumbled onto the floor.
6  A loose rock tumbled over the precipice.
7  I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs!.
8  Above their homes, a burning flow of liquid rock has been pushing up from deep in the volcano, sending pieces of lava, tumbling down a gully on the south-east side.
9  Without having to go there, you'll be able to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls and other sites and cubs tumbling over each other as they play.
Classic Sentence: (103 in 7 pages)
1  The evergreen arch wouldn't stay firm after she got it up, but wiggled and threatened to tumble down on her head when the hanging baskets were filled.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
2  Like that immortal hero, she reposed awhile after the first attempt, which resulted in a tumble and the least lovely of the giant's treasures, if I remember rightly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
3  Which decision proved that her second tumble down the beanstalk had done her some good.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
4  It would make them sometimes hug, and sometimes tear one another; they would howl, and grin, and chatter, and reel, and tumble, and then fall asleep in the mud.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
5  As if it were an absolute point of good breeding that it should tumble off again soon.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
6  I redden, tumble over half-a-dozen words, and stop.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
7  I tumble down before I get to the old place, at a point where I was all right before, and stop to think.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
8  The children seemed to tumble about and amuse themselves like a litter of rough, good-natured collie puppies.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
9  On the river front some of the houses was sticking out over the bank, and they was bowed and bent, and about ready to tumble in.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
10  She'll take a tumble to herself, said Nat Hicks, sucking in his lips judicially.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
11  He crashes down; earth shakes under the vast weight; dying limbs and brain-spattered armour tumble in a heap to the ground, and the head, evenly severed, dangles this way and that from either shoulder.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
12  His hat was gone, his crisp long hair was tumbled in a white mane, his cravat was under one ear, and there were liquor stains down his shirt bosom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  His hands caressed her tumbled hair gently, soothingly, and his voice was gentle too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  Suddenly he shook her, shook her until her black hair tumbled down about her shoulders, shook her as if in a mad rage at her--and at himself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  The back door swung open and India entered, followed by old Dr. Dean, his long white hair tumbled, his worn leather bag bulging under his cape.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV