Usage examples for bursting

  1. You can't tell me the bursting strain of a ten- inch gun, which is a very simple matter; but you all think you can tell me the bursting strain of a man under temptation. – Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  2. For nearly an hour I told him all the grief with which my heart was bursting, weeping bitterly; yet I could not move him from his decision. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. He started at every little noise, he broke down in the middle of his talk, he hesitated to cross the street alone, he shuddered at the report of a bursting tire on some unlucky auto. – Tom Slade at Black Lake by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. If you propose to live with them, ma'am, the General went on, bursting with fury, I don't give up my house at all. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  5. No, Grand- daddy, but my little jacket is nearly bursting. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard