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How to use put on the spot in a sentence

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO PUT ON THE SPOT

  • aggravating
  • discombobulating
  • discommoding
  • discomposing
  • disobliging
  • disrupting
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • giving a hard time
  • giving trouble
  • hanging up
  • interfering
  • irking
  • making it tough
  • meddling
  • putting in a spot
  • putting on the spot
  • putting to trouble
  • trying
  • upsetting
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