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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stump

stump can be used as a verb
stump can be used as a noun

1.From the stump of the arm, the amputated hand. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.By it he laid the box of matches and the stump of a candle. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3."How does he expect us to work for him if he won't stump up. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.On one corner of this was stuck the stump of a red wax candle. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
5."Art not thou the leg-maker Look, did not this stump come from thy shop. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.In her right hand was found the charred stump of a match, and in her left a match-box.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
7.He stumbled over the stump as he came, and moved, as she thought, extraordinarily slowly. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Ye see an old man cut down to the stump leaning on a shivered lance propped up on a lonely foot. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.Having found the ash, I then looked round and discovered the stump among the moss where he had tossed it. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
10.The stumps stand thick round the clearing, the squatter strikes dee. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11.Whiles that Lavinia 'tween her stumps doth hol. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.An if thy stumps will let thee play the scribe. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.Thou shalt not sigh, nor hold thy stumps to heaven. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
14.All he had left was the stumps of four swords one more than Francois I. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
15.It would fly wildly with the stumps of its burned wings towards that radiant portal. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
16.Give me brick elephant lines, one stall to each elephant, and big stumps to tie them to safely, and flat, broad roads to exercise upon, instead of this come-and-go camping. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
17._Reuben I Antichrist, wandering jew, a clutching hand open on his spine, stumps forward. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
18.The slopes of the knoll and all the inside of the stockade had been cleared of timber to build the house, and we could see by the stumps what a fine and lofty grove had been destroyed. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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