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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stem

stem can be used as a verb
stem can be used as a noun

1.What whirls of evil, bliss and sorrow, stem the. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.My aunt fingered the stem of her wine-glass before sipping a little. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.Not with less fury stem Atrides flew. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.A nice old brier with a good long stem of what the tobacconists call amber. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Why look you still so stem and tragica. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.Full fifty more from Athens stem the main. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.Now it has, you see, been twice mended, once in the wooden stem and once in the amber. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8.Suffolk's imperial tongue is stem and rough. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.After making her fast, they swarmed the sides and searched the vessel from stem to stern. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
10.And stems of currants and plum-blows, and the aromatic cedar. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11.Toss, sparkles of day and dusk--toss on the black stems that deca. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
12.The star-shaped flowers shrank into the stems of the trees, and appeared no more. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
13.I watched him lazily as I chewed one of those green stems on which girls tell fortunes. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
14.The ends of her tulle collarette had been carefully disordered and a big bunch of red flowers was pinned in her bosomm stems upwards. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
15.Others having broken the stems of their pipes almost short off at the bowl, were vigorously puffing tobacco-smoke, so that it constantly filled their olfactories. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
16.After a time we drew near the road, and as we did so we heard the clatter of hoofs and saw through the tree stems three cavalry soldiers riding slowly towards Woking. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
17.For instance, hay-ricks in the trees, and here and there very beautiful masses of weeping birch, their white stems shining like silver through the delicate green of the leaves. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
18."The widow will never come out again." And the red ants that live between the grass stems heard him, and began to troop down one after another to see if he had spoken the truth. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

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