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QUIZZES

Seize The Sumpsimus: Match These Terms With The Correct Definitions!

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"There's just one thing I'd like to ask, if you don't mind," said Cynthia, coming suddenly out of a brown study.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.

WORD OF THE DAY

lackadaisicaladjective | [lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION