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synonyms for swallowing

  • absorption
  • deglutition
  • ingurgitation

antonyms for swallowing

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How to use swallowing in a sentence

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
They boasted that it had the faculty of swallowing any other metal, while powerful heat caused it to disappear entirely.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
“I dare say he is thankful,” returned the doctor, swallowing down the rest of his glass of wine, and preparing to leave.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
All of these have as a common symptom difficulty of swallowing.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
A troublesome fish bone is easily dislodged by swallowing a half-chewed piece of bread which carries it down to the stomach.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
Tess watched him stagger along the shore through the rain, the shadows of the weeping-willow trees at last swallowing him up.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
For the third time "Al-f-u-r-d" ducked—or rather, was ducked, swallowing another quart or two of Monongahela.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
He stood there quietly, swallowing very hard, and raising his handkerchief several times to his eyes.
THE MINISTER'S WOOINGHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The myth of the swallowing and disgorging of his own children by Cronus was another of the stumbling-blocks of Greek orthodoxy.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
Thus the conception of the swallowing and disgorging being may very well have arisen out of a nature-myth.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
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WORDS RELATED TO SWALLOWING

  • burning
  • consuming
  • damage
  • decay
  • decrease
  • depletion
  • desolation
  • destruction
  • devastation
  • diminution
  • dispersion
  • dissipation
  • drinking
  • eating
  • exhaustion
  • expenditure
  • loss
  • misuse
  • ruin
  • swallowing
  • using up
  • utilization
  • waste
  • wear and tear
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