Usage examples for jumble

  1. Here everybody laughed, and Prudy, suddenly remembering her part, sighed, and said,- " O, my darlin' husband used to like jumble- pie! – Little Prudy's Sister Susy by Sophie May
  2. He was the most astonished baker in the South Seas as he saw who lay there in the jumble of beef and biscuit, and for a moment was too stupefied to let out a word. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  3. That night, long after " Lights- out" had rung, when Patty's mind was becoming an agreeable jumble of sphinxes and pyramids and English officers, she was suddenly startled wide awake by feeling two hands rise from the darkness and clutch her shoulders on the right and left. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  4. Just beyond this place a jumble of huge, jagged rocks lay scattered, rising to the mountains behind them. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  5. Over all the jumble of old and new, modern and ancient, the setting sun floods the medley of colour and language and dress and Christian and pagan. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  6. He had certain ideas of his own on the matter, which were not confused by the jogtrot of the light cart, which did give a final jumble to poor Daddy Darwin's faculties. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  7. The swift rush of events was still a jumble. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  8. She heard a jumble of noises in her head and felt a tightening at the throat. –  by
  9. And he left it hanging there on that old nail," was Steve's explanation of the strange jumble of sounds Toby was giving forth. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  10. But of all the men who had been presented to her, danced with her, paid court to her, of all the women whom she had met, favoured, or in clash of glances subtly defied, she retained but a bright jumble of unassorted names and faces. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  11. Dick Bruce finished his great novel, and though it was not quite the jumble about vegetables and babies he had prophesied, it was considered the most original book of the year, and brought him instantaneous recognition and fame. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  12. Every one who has listened at a telephone has heard a jumble of noises more or less pronounced, which is the effect of the working of other wires in proximity to those of the telephone. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  13. In her mind he touched the jumble of wandering images as well. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  14. Finally, in this panoramic jumble of wild occurrences, the memory of which I should carry to the grave, I recalled that noble, complex, misguided emblem of our species, the Victor of Rodova, the clear- sighted, subtle yet great- hearted hero of an epoch in the destiny of nations; the father of his people, whom his children had slain even while the hand of death was already upon him. –  by
  15. I know all this will sound ridiculous, especially that quotation from Kubla Khan coming after the close of the preceding sentence; but it is only so much the more like the jumble of thoughts that made a chaos of my mind as I went home. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  16. Out of the jumble of disconnected sentences Sheila was able to gather two things of importance- perhaps three. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  17. Then an outline slowly defined itself among a jumble of rocks; head, sloping back, two points for ears. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  18. She went to sleep that evening, and she woke the next morning with a strange jumble of feelings in her mind, and a strange confusion of questions waiting to be answered. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  19. What I read was only the most hopeless jumble of letters that was ever shaken up in a hat. – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  20. With quick intuition, Miss Wayne listened to this amazing jumble; then gently slid Peace back onto her couch as she said with abrupt decision, I must see Essie. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown