Usage examples for filling

  1. His brothers are perfectly incapable of filling his place, and a new party would rise up in favour of the Bourbons; which must be prevented above all things. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. He felt that his eyes were filling with tears, and that his voice would break if he tried to speak, but he did not care at all. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  3. John has been filling my pipes for four years past." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  4. He's nearly as poor as I am- he sent for me to advise him- I put him up to a way of filling both our pockets, and he wouldn't hear of it. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  5. I had pushed back my chair and was filling my pipe when the telephone rang. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  6. The cloth should be frequently changed in position so as to bring all parts of its surface in contact with the work and wear down all projections on the cloth as well as filling it with fine cuttings from the work. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  7. So to place a sail that the wind blows along it, neither filling nor backing. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  8. Read the blank carefully; it is simple, but be sure you understand it before filling out the order. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  9. " This champagne is awfully good," he said, filling his glass again. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  10. The past which her husband had revealed to her was filling her with the same sense of horror and bitterness. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  11. He was not altogether sorry to notice that the dining- room was filling up more rapidly than it had done for some days past. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  12. Natives were filling the plain, as far as the eye could see. – Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley
  13. And all whom you did expect to find have gone, returned I. But that's no reason why we should stand holding the door open and filling the house with cold. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  14. The class, instead of filling pages, is exceedingly limited. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  15. Presently a huge man came into the doorway and leaned there, his figure filling it. – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  16. It was evening; he came home with a great many men, who sat down, filling the house. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  17. What is the use of eggs in the filling? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  18. Only by filling the well, I think. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford