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adjective as in vertical

Weak matches

  • straight up
  • up and down

verb as in probe, go into

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Hold the weight plumb under your shoulder and next to your hip on your standing-leg side.

The show’s science fiction background and action-packed battles keep each episode engaging, even during the slower-paced moments when it plumbs the depth of each character’s mental state.

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The city had likewise been disappointed by its own forensic experts, the outside digital-audio specialists who neither police nor prosecutors had sought out to plumb the Gaines tape.

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It’s an at-times challenging work that plumbs her maternal relationship to its deepest depths.

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Miller says he sympathizes with what I’m saying about the power of art coming from the connection with a human artist, plumbing their emotions and consciousness.

He has no redeeming or (even complicating) qualities—no depths to plumb, no angles to survey, no gray areas to explore.

Nearly 65 years after the fact, it's amazing how much of what we think we know about Britain's "finest" hour is just plumb wrong.

In the “just plumb crazy” class, I put the business of his chaining his mug to the radiator to prevent its being stolen.

She believes her illness has bestowed on her a single-mindedness that causes her to plumb the same waters again and again.

Her companions stuck to the side of the road, but Suu Kyi walked into the middle, plumb in the line of fire.

Then, grandpaw, he turns round to the baby again, plumb took up with them four new nippers.

He put his hand to his belt, screwed up his mug, and said he felt plumb et up inside.

I just sit there, knocked plumb silly, almost, and looked at a big rose in the carpet.

An' I'm here t' declare that it's plumb foolish t' mix things with that layout till we can see t' shoot tolerable straight.

On either side of this isolated bar of sandstone a plumb-line might have been dropped straight to the level of the river.


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