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Sample sentences for the GRE study word volatile

volatile can be used as a adj
volatile can be used as a noun

1."Raymond is a witness what ginger and sal volatile I am obliged to take in the night. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.In the universal decay this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousands of centuries. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
3.It was also distilled to a volatile salts for fainting ladies, the same way that the horns of the male deer are manufactured into hartshorn. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.Because a nature full and volatile in its free state, was alternately the agent and reagent of attraction. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.The phial, to which I next turned my attention, might have been about half-full of a blood-red liquor, which was highly pungent to the sense of smell and seemed to me to contain phosphorus and some volatile ether. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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