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Plump in   /pləmp ɪn/   Listen
Plump in

verb
1.
Arrive suddenly and unannounced.






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"Plump in" Quotes from Famous Books



... wasn't so fat—he was plump in the stomach, but not so really round all over as in the old pictures of him. But perhaps that is because when they were taken there weren't so many children in the world to make things for, and he has grown just a little ...
— Half-Past Seven Stories • Robert Gordon Anderson

... leader only a trifle less swiftly, and reached the top of the cellar stairs just in time to receive a whirling object plump in her arms. The object was the incipient statesman, and in a second more the half-wit had also reached the kitchen floor and had shut ...
— Reels and Spindles - A Story of Mill Life • Evelyn Raymond

... conversation off to yesterday's entertainment, hoping no one had been overtired, and the like. Mrs. Egremont lighted up a little and began telling some of the expressions of delight she had heard, and in the midst, Nuttie, waking from her trance of stiff displeasure, came plump in with 'Oh! and there's a water-soldier, a real Stratiotes aculeatus in your lake. May we get it? Mr. Dutton didn't think we ought, but it ...
— Nuttie's Father • Charlotte M. Yonge

... evidently was, sweet and good and fresh like one, with something of a flower's gravity, too. That could be seen at a glance; also that she was rather a little person, though full and plump in figure, and hardly pretty, at least in contrast with her brilliant neighbour. Wych Hazel's first ...
— Wych Hazel • Susan and Anna Warner

... white despairing face. Suddenly, as he emerged from a thick bit of woods, he became conscious of a strange light encircling him, and halting, quite terrified at the phenomenon, he beheld a little old man, snow-haired and bearded, standing plump in ...
— Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories • M. T. W.

... Plump in the Dnieper flounced the friar and friends— They dangling round his neck, he fit to choke. When suddenly his most miraculous cloak Over the billowy waves itself extends, Down from his shoulders quietly descends The venerable Sophy's statue of oak; Which, sitting down upon the cloak ...
— Ballads • William Makepeace Thackeray

... fact that a visit to a physician in Boston had relieved the bandaged arm of all except the slightest form of a splint, and to literally lift Houston into the buggy, tossing his baggage in after him, then plump in ...
— The White Desert • Courtney Ryley Cooper

... himself insulted by the word. He started, and raised his head furiously, and the rain, that was waiting for the chance, took him plump in the face. "Not ...
— Under Fire - The Story of a Squad • Henri Barbusse



Words linked to "Plump in" :   arrive, get, come



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