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 Meanings and Examples of WORM
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worm
 n.  screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
 v.  to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  It was, he supposed more of a force or a radiance, controlling the thrush and the worm; the tulip and the hound; and himself, too, an old man with swollen veins.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  She touched her bony forehead upon which a blue vein wriggled like a blue worm.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
3  Where the worm weaves its winding sheet.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
4  She was kind to Connie, and tried to worm into her woman's soul with the sharp gimlet of her well-born observations.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  He would only squirm softer and softer, like a worm, and become more dislocated.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  The worm does not work more surely on the dead body, than does this slow creeping fire upon the living frame.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  The first sting inflicted by this cruel worm will be the memory of past pleasures.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  They will repent indeed: and this is the second sting of the worm of conscience, a late and fruitless sorrow for sins committed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  This is the last and deepest and most cruel sting of the worm of conscience.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  Beyond the river he saw a goods train winding out of Kingsbridge Station, like a worm with a fiery head winding through the darkness, obstinately and laboriously.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
11  What the worm was to the corpse, his sins would be to the painted image on the canvas.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
12  I know what "it" means well enough, when I find a thing,' said the Duck: 'it's generally a frog or a worm.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
13  He stopped on it to look for a worm.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  Every man has a devouring passion in his heart, as every fruit has its worm; that of the telegraph man was horticulture.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
15  But I, the true murderer, felt the never-dying worm alive in my bosom, which allowed of no hope or consolation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  A true great man will neither trample on a worm,nor sneak to an emperpor.
2  Tread on a worm and it will turn.
3  It's the early bird that catches the worm.
4  The bird pounced on the worm.
5  The cut worm forgives the plow.
6  A grub looks like a short fat worm.
7  I worm all my birds in early spring.
8  What is that threadlike worm thing came out in my cat's vomit?
9  Hackers have begun exploiting the newly identified Shellshock computer bug, also widely known as the "Bash bug," using fast-moving worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned on Thursday.
10  All adult dogs are routinely wormed at least every six months.
11  The soldier wormed his way toward the enemy's lines.
12  He wormed his way under the fence.
13  They were digging up worms to use for bait.
14  As worms are bred in a stagnant pool, so are evil thoughts in idleness.