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Sample sentences for the GRE study word bump

bump can be used as a verb
bump can be used as a noun

1.A bump as big as a young cock'rel's ston. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.The shavings flew right and left till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.The deepest part of the channel of the stream had been passed, and with a bump the wheels struck the bottom. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4."Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity.. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5."And even though we became good at picking up food, see how we bump against clouds and things if he is not near to give us a hand.. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
6.I heard it go into the pantry, and the biscuit-tins rattled and a bottle smashed, and then came a heavy bump against the cellar door. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
7.In the first place, any reproach would have seemed to be called forth by the danger he had incurred and the bump that had come up on Levin's forehead. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Wouldn't that do the trick Wouldn't it give a mighty big bump to her subconscious self, or whatever the jargon is, and start it functioning again right away. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
9.They could now fly strongly, though they still kicked far too much but if they saw a cloud in front of them, the more they tried to avoid it, the more certainly did they bump into it. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
10.LYNCH Hoopla _He lifts her, carries her and bumps her down on the sofa.. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
11.To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan this is a thing which no Physiognomist or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
12.What ho, she bumps The ugly duckling of the party, longcasted and deep in keel. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
13.I think the gifted young detectives must get to work, study the entrances and exits, and tap the bumps on their foreheads until the solution of the mystery dawns on them. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
14.The forehead is broad and fine, rising at first almost straight and then sloping back above two bumps or ridges wide apart, such a forehead that the reddish hair cannot possibly tumble over it, but falls naturally back and to the sides. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
15.The scrunch that was when they were screwing the screws into the coffin and the bumps when they were bringing it downstairs. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
16.His eye lighted up his uneven brow, with hollows in some places and bumps in others, hideously wrinkled at the top, was laid bare, his nose had become as sharp as a beak the fierce and sagacious profile of the man of prey reappeared. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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