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Usage examples for explosion

  1. The final explosion will soon take place. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  2. The explosion had not been as severe as Jimmy had been led to believe. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  3. The glowing globe was pierced, there was a small explosion, and then the globe and its pedestal vanished. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  4. Suddenly there would be an explosion, sharp and loud, when a root gave way. – The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts by George W. Holley
  5. The explosion kept ringing in his ear painfully. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  6. In the midst of the struggle an explosion was heard above the roar of the battle. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  7. An explosion of some kind takes place in Westminster Hall while all the courts of justice were sitting. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  8. By the gleam of the explosion they had seen their own eyes full of love and dismay. – Pierre and Luce by Romain Rolland
  9. Then the moment after the explosion spring up and follow me. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  10. In nine cases out of ten, the explosion is bound to take place; but woe to him who lights the powder! – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  11. That was why there was no explosion when Mr. Carnes cut the wire. – The Great Drought by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  12. Old Materne himself had bent down under the force of the explosion, but raising himself quickly, he shouted, Let us revenge ourselves, my children. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  13. The last word fairly took Mrs. Wesley's breath away; she glanced at the Rector; but the explosion she expected hung fire, although he was breathing hard. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. That was the explanation of my boy cousin's violent temper, and of the misery of his father and mother after each explosion. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. Followed a sharp explosion. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  16. No explosion followed, but the most astonishing thing happened. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  17. As to the cause of the explosion, I have a notion that it may have been due to an escape of gas. – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  18. I imagine that the extremely loud explosion of the shells in the midst, and perhaps also in the rear of the enemy, led them to suppose that they were attacked from behind. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
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