plump down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plump down set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise "He planked the money on the table","He planked himself into the sofa"
    • v plump down drop heavily
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Usage

In literature:

Down Dick plumped, rolled over on his back, yelling loudly.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Suddenly, without the slightest warning, Neche plumped down upon his hind-quarters.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
She gazed at it a moment, then sat plump down on the mossy earth, and cried.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
I climbed up the wheel and plumped myself down between two flour-sacks.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
He kneeled down plump on the floor of that compartment and took her in his arms and kissed her.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Here Esther Ann darted forward with a bag of nuts which she plumped down in Edna's lap.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
She dragged forward another chair and plumped down into it comfortably.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Leaning heavily on her, he walked with an effort and plumped down on it.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
I could hear, as well as see, that brandy-faced rascal, Israel Hands, plumping down a round-shot on the deck.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Don Rodrigo plumped down heavily in his saddle.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He looked round, as if to seek for inspiration, and seeing a stool, plumped down upon it for something to do.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Accordingly Sitting Bull plumped himself and his band down upon Canada ground, and defied the United States to meddle with him.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Corinna, seething with rage, retreated, and plumped herself down on the cot.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
He swooped down at such a pace that he plumped right to the bottom.
"The Pond" by Carl Ewald
Duran sat down his drink and took the Governor's plump hand, shaking it vigorously.
"A Mixture of Genius" by Arnold Castle
He plumped down on the deck and faced an officer who came charging from somewhere.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Olaug had plumped herself right down; she had to sit still and get her breath, poor thing!
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
Belzini was walking up and down with his plump hands behind him.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
And behold the next move in the game is that you are plumped down at its very gates!
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He just strode in, without asking any leave, and plumped himself down by my hearthstone.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Along the roads they came, and crossed
The fields, and o'er the hills were lost,
And in the evening reappeared;
Then short like hobbled horses reared,
And down upon the grass they plumped:
Alone their Jane to glory jumped.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith

In news:

With its plump blue-green leaves that trail down the side of a container, Sedum morganianum, known as burro's tail, is among the most popular succulents.
The plump green olives rain down on the ground, where they're collected in plastic sheets and buckets.
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