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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUBBLE

The crest is a bubble, and really the effect produced by it is most ludicrous.

The captain's triumphant exuberance continued to bubble over.

His mother listened for the simmer and bubble of the water on the fire.

The wild justice of this idea made the blood to bubble in his ears.

Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within a sleep.

The South Sea bubble has sapped the confidence in the government of all men of weight.

Then the teakettle began to bubble and sing and that invited confidences too.

That bubble has burst at last, and can never be blown again.

A few Dutch farmers have pricked the bubble of her military reputation.

But Norby's hopes were at the very highest when the bubble burst.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., perhaps from Middle Dutch bobbel (n.) and/or Middle Low German bubbeln (v.), all probably of echoic origin. Bubble bath first recorded 1949. Of financial schemes originally in South Sea Bubble (1590s), on notion of "fragile and insubstantial."

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