How to use Plunged in a sentence
Horse and rider plunged down the side of the dune toward them.
Taking a deep breath, she plunged in.
The dog plunged from the forest as she dodged the closing screen door.
She took a deep breath and plunged on.
She plunged into the food on her plate, discovering that Brandon wasn't bragging about his mother's cooking.Advertisement
She plunged into her coat and stomped into her boots.
When Mom & Dad died, she had been plunged into responsibility up to her neck.
She shivered despite her lamb's wool coat, her hands plunged deep into pockets that contained weapons.
At that time, when everything was plunged in darkness, preaching alone was of course sufficient.
He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.Advertisement
Pierre pushed forward as fast as he could, and the farther he left Moscow behind and the deeper he plunged into that sea of troops the more was he overcome by restless agitation and a new and joyful feeling he had not experienced before.
The man whom they called Tikhon, having run to the stream, plunged in so that the water splashed in the air, and, having disappeared for an instant, scrambled out on all fours, all black with the wet, and ran on.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
As she watched, the horses plunged down a dune, sending a spray of white sand into the dry air.
Her cheeks flushed again and in her desperate search for something to explain her preoccupation, she plunged into the subject of the curtains.Advertisement
At Ecbatana the death of Hephaestion for a time plunged Alexander into a passion of mourning.
The five-year-old angel, whose appearance in her life several weeks ago plunged her into the Immortal underworld, squeezed through the cracked door.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
Ed plunged to a stop and Alex pulled her up into the saddle with him.
Finally she plunged in.Advertisement
Her heart leaped and then plunged with his next words.
Nehemiah, the cup-bearer of Artaxerxes at Susa, plunged in grief at the news of the desolation of Jerusalem, obtained permission from the king to rebuild the ruins.
His dying agonies were shortened by an Italian soldier, who mercifully plunged a sword into his body.
One fair-haired young soldier of the third company, whom Prince Andrew knew and who had a strap round the calf of one leg, crossed himself, stepped back to get a good run, and plunged into the water; another, a dark noncommissioned officer who was always shaggy, stood up to his waist in the water joyfully wriggling his muscular figure and snorted with satisfaction as he poured the water over his head with hands blackened to the wrists.
The failure of the hopes entertained of Sabbatai Zebi (q.v.) had plunged the Jewries of the world into despair.Advertisement
For the present their means were very scanty, and, as the ardent royalism of his brother officers limited his social circle, he plunged into work with the same ardour as before, frequently studying fourteen or fifteen hours a day.
He didn't regret what he had done, even if it plunged his war-beleaguered people into another war.
In June 1823 he returned to the United States, where he found himself plunged at once into the bitter struggle then in progress for the presidency.
I plunged into the oncoming billows, as a strong swimmer dives into breakers, and struck, alas, 'tis true, the bedpost!
Lisa tossed Giddon a towel and plunged her hands into the soapy water in the sink.Advertisement
At that moment, the bobber plunged under the surface of the water.
Instead of waiting for the Other to attack again, Darian spun and plunged his knife into the creature's belly.
A violent agitation for his recall, in which Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman joined, was organized, but without success, and in August he returned to South Africa, where he plunged into the herculean task of remodelling the administration.
Prince Andrew collected all his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and suddenly there was a ringing in his ears, a dimness in his eyes, and like a man plunged into water he lost consciousness.
Finally she plunged into conversation with him.Advertisement
The neckline plunged far enough to expose the beginning swell of her breasts.
She trotted until she was parallel to the lights then plunged into the deep snow, forcing her way into the forest.
It roared on the tin roof and plunged off the eves, where the wind caught it and drove it across the yard in horizontal sheets.
On the 2nd of June 1882 his death at Caprera plunged Italy into mourning.
It rapidly absorbs the elements of water wherever possible, so that a strip of paper plunged into the gas is rapidly charred.Advertisement
As governor, Seward favoured a continuance of works of internal improvement at public expense, although this policy had already plunged the state into financial embarrassment.
But harmony was not thus to be restored; hardly had the council dissolved when the church was plunged into the Monophysite controversy.
He now " plunged into the ocean of the Augustan history," and " with pen almost always in hand," pored over all the original records, Greek and Latin, between Trajan and the last of the Western Caesars.
He left the regiment La Fere with regret on the 14th of June 1791; but at Valence he renewed former friendships and plunged into politics with greater ardour.
To leave such a foe in his rear, while he plunged into the heart of Russia would have been hazardous indeed.Advertisement
She gripped the steering wheel as the vehicle plunged down a steep hill.
Within minutes a truck plunged down the hill and into the yard, stopping in a spray of gravel in front of the house.
With the obstruction removed, water plunged down the creek bed, dragging debris with it.
Her kicks were ineffectual against the guardsman's chainmail, and his sword plunged into her chest.
Talons pierced Rissa's stomach as Memon plunged his hand into her body, withdrawing a black creature the size of its arm that pulsed and writhed.Advertisement
Carmen plunged into things courageously without taking the time to think things through.
He gathered by degrees around him "a kind of feudal clan of servants and retainers," and he plunged, with more generous ardour than coolness of judgment, into the troubled politics of the country.
But as he rode out to view the ruins his horse plunged on the burning cinders and inflicted on him an internal injury.
During the first half of the 13th century, when the university of Paris was plunged in angry feuds with the municipality, feuds which even led at one time (1229) to the flight of the students in a body, the friars established teachers in their convents in Paris.
Under the excitement created by the actions of Wilkes, Horne plunged into politics, and in 1765 brought out a scathing pamphlet on Lords Bute and Mansfield, entitled " The Petition of an Englishman."
On returning to Buda in 1439, he at once plunged into a war with the Turks, who had, in the meantime, captured the important Servian fortress of Semendria and subjugated the greater part of Bosnia.
Thus, at the very time when the modernization of the means of national defence had become the first principle, in every other part of Europe, of the strongly centralized monarchies which were rising on the ruins of feudalism, the Hungarian magnates deliberately plunged their country back into the chaos of medievalism.
The iron plates, having been carefully cleaned with sand and hydrochloric or sulphuric acid, and lastly with water, are plunged into heated tallow to drive away the water without oxidation of the metal.
Darkness moved in quickly now, and he knew he'd soon need help and more light than a simple flashlight to locate a wreck, if in fact a vehicle had plunged to the valley floor, a hundred or more feet below.
Something big plunged away through the brush and Alex swore under his breath.
The carbons can thus, by the application of suitable mechanism, be withdrawn from or plunged into the furnace at will.
But if his captor held him fast the god at last returned to his proper shape, gave the wished-for answer, and then plunged into the sea.
The city was plunged into civil war.
The disregard which both showed for the interests of Spain and its constitutional rights led to the outbreak of the revolt of the citiesthe Comuncroswhich plunged Castile into confusion in 1519 and 1520 after the departure Revolt of the of Charles for Flanders.
These, though not showing a great resistance to extreme heat, are very slightly affected by sudden alternations in heating, as they may be plunged cold into a strongly heated furnace without cracking, a treatment to which French and Stourbridge pots cannot be subjected with safety.
The body fell from the horse at Bordeaux's feet, but he barely noticed as he plunged to the sand on his chest.
Jonny snatched the sword Dusty used against Talon and plunged it through the frozen demigod.
Nevertheless, he plunged ahead, deciding to offer a sanitized version of his suspicions.
Rhyn you â€“ Surprise and then alarm filled Rhyn. He'd walk happily to his own death, but angels were sacred creatures among the Immortals. He ignored Kris and plunged through the portal.
Heat waves distorted the side of a small bluff and water surged from its shiny black ledges and plunged into small pool choked by watercress.
First he seemed plunged into a bottomless abyss of grief.
This in turn has plunged party coffers into crisis.
Thereupon, the rest plunged their swords into him, and he fell a mangled corpse.
The clothes would be placed in a large tub and the washing dolly would be plunged in.
Having quickly donned our snorkeling gear we plunged off the boat into the deep blue.
Will Mary and Peter manage this somewhat extravagant but chilling mission or is the world as we know be plunged into a living hell!
As is always the case with liberals, they have been plunged to the Left by the first and still formless revolutionary wave.
Regions of the world directly affected by the eclipse are plunged into an eerie half-light.
Without an instant's hesitation he also plunged into the sea with a life-buoy in his grasp.
Indeed in the late 1990s US personal savings plunged dramatically with rising prosperity.
Beama has also renegotiated the lease on its Westminster Tower premises which had plunged it into the red in recent years.
July 13, 2006 - Times Online The court ruling over Sony BMG has plunged music deals into confusion.
The city had been plunged into a fiery orange fog by the worst sandstorms in living memory.
Kathleen Flynn, aged 15, schoolgirl, plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving her.
The band gave up all chemical and herbal stimulants at Daevid's insistance, and plunged into a free tour of Engand.
Up jumped the swagman and plunged into the billabong, You'll never take me alive, cried he.
Under this duke and his son and successor, Ernest Frederick, the land was plunged into bankruptcy and a commission was appointed to manage its finances.
To counterbalance the new power Athens very rashly plunged into Peloponnesian politics with the ulterior object of inducing the states which had formerly recognized the hegemony of Sparta to transfer their allegiance to the Delian League.
About this time the duke plunged into a whirl of dissipation, and chose the beautiful but unscrupulous Contessa di Verrua as his mistress, neglecting his faithful and devoted wife.
But as soon as the proved incompetence of the senatorial government had brought about the mission of Pompey to the East with the almost unlimited powers conferred on him by the Gabinian and Manilian laws of 67 and 66 B.C. (see Pompey), Caesar plunged into a network of political intrigues which it is no longer possible to unravel.
First of all, order had to be evolved from the chaos in which Sweden had been plunged by the disruption of the Union; and the shortest, perhaps the only, way thereto was to restore the royal authority, which had been in abeyance during ninety years.
The band gave up all chemical and herbal stimulants at Daevid 's insistance, and plunged into a free tour of Engand.
Leslie Stephen avers with truth that the enormous majority of the race has been plunged in superstitions of various kinds.
Donovan at once plunged in and diving brought her up and she was taken on board.
We sat on a stile, both of us plunged in meditation, and then he suddenly uttered an exclamation.
Looking for relief from the pain of the injury, he plunged his hand into the closest container of liquid.
It wasn't long before he plunged into the Atlanta hip-hop scene, recording the album Incognegro on his own independent label.
When the blooming season is over it should be protected by a frame until genial weather permits it to be plunged in the open air.
They should be plunged in a brisk bottom-heat, covered with hand-glasses, and shaded from bright sunshine.
The Tasmanian Apple-berry is a charming shrub for a low wall, or it may be grown in pots plunged outside and trained on old Bamboo stems, so as to be taken indoors when the fruits are colored.
It may also be grown in pots plunged in sand in the open air, and in frames in winter, but it becomes "drawn" and delicate under glass.
The game consistently slowed when you plunged your taxi into the water, which was neat and hard to get out of.
It does not take her long to be plunged into a complicated love triangle and deep family rivalries between Raintree and Davis Farms.
But repeated or sustained use could cause serious harm as the body is plunged into and out of starvation rations, bouncing weight up and down like any other yo-yo diet, and straining the body's systems to run on far too little fuel.
Evening gowns were cut on the bias so that they fell flatteringly over the body and plunged to the floor.
He killed Mom, just the same as if he'd plunged a knife into her heart.
He led her into a small, grey elevator that plunged quickly to the depths beneath the mountain.
He took a deep breath and plunged in.
As she plunged a foot into the last boot, someone pounded on the door.
She had a brief view of Denton's face before her own plunged into the agent's chest.
She unsnapped the button of his jeans with one flick of her fingers and plunged her hand down his pants.
Ockley's book on the Saracens " first opened his eyes " to the striking career of Mahomet and his hordes; and with his characteristic ardour of literary research, after exhausting all that could be learned in English of the Arabs and Persians, the Tatars and Turks, he forthwith plunged into the French of D'Herbelot, and the Latin of Pocock's version of Abulfaragius, sometimes understanding them, but oftener only guessing their meaning.
The nature of the integument and its hairy clothing in all spiders enables them to be plunged under water and withdrawn perfectly dry, and many species, even as large as the common English house-spider (Tegenaria), are so lightly built that they can run with speed over the surface of standing water, and this faculty has been perfected in genera like Pirata, Dolomedes and Triclaria, which are always found in the vicinity of lakes or on the edges of rivers and streams, readily taking to the water or running down the stems of water plants beneath its surface when pursued.
Against the advice of all his counsellors, and without the knowledge of the estates, Rakoczy, in 1657, plunged into the troubled sea of Polish politics, in the hope of winning the Polish throne, and not only failed miserably but overwhelmed Transylvania in his own ruin.
After the rebellion relief was accorded because the obstacle was removed, and it is evident that a broad-minded statesman, or a skilful diplomat, would have accomplished more for French Canada than the fiery eloquence and dubious methods of a leader who plunged his followers into the throes of war, and deserted them at the supreme moment.
The plague ended, Florence was plunged in fresh troubles from Medicean intrigues, and a conspiracy for the restoration of Piero was discovered.
On the other hand the Mors Pilati tells how when condemned by the emperor he committed suicide; and his body, thrown first into the Tiber and then the Rhone, disturbed both waters, and was driven north into " Losania," where it was plunged in the gulf near Lucerne and below Mt Pilatus (originally no doubt Pileatus or cloud-capped), from whence it is raised every Good Friday to sit and wash unavailing hands.
The France that he plunged into with such impetuosity was upon the verge of anarchy.
Thus a strip of zinc plunged into a solution of silver sulphate, containing not more than 0.03 gramme of silver in the litre, becomes covered with a flocculent precipitate which is a true alloy of silver and zinc, and in the same way, when copper is precipitated from its sulphate by zinc, the alloy formed is brass.
Founded with the specific object of thwarting the ambitious designs of Sparta, it was plunged by Athens into enterprises of an entirely different character which exhausted the resources of the allies without benefiting them in any respect.
The bronze was plunged into the water in a red hot condition, and thus acquired its peculiar excellence.
It was named after the second wife of Jason, Glauce, who plunged into it to quench the fire of, the poisoned bridal garments given her by Medea.
When the intervention of Napoleon in Spain plunged the mother country into anarchy, the colonists began to act for themselves.
Marat despised the ruling party because they had suffered nothing for the republic, because they talked too much of their feelings and their antique virtue, because they had for their own virtues plunged the country into war; while the Girondins hated Marat as representative of that rough red republicanism which would not yield itself to a Roman republic, with themselves for tribunes, orators and generals.
The pots should be plunged in a cold frame and protected from frost, and about May may be removed to a sheltered and moderately shady place out-doors to remain till they flower, when they may be removed to the greenhouse.
For, while the power of Charlemagne's successors was decaying, the papacy itself became involved in the confusion of the party strife of Italy and of the city of Rome, and was plunged in consequence into such an abyss of degradation (the so-called Pornocracy), that it was in danger of forfeiting every shred of its moral authority over Christendom.
In despair, her father seized a knife from a neighbouring stall and plunged it in her side.
The bulbs are placed in long shallow boxes, plunged in soil or ashes in the open air, and are later introduced as required into heat in semi-darkness, and are afterwards transferred to benches in the forcing houses where they flower.
For this purpose the thermit is placed in a can on the end of a rod and plunged to the bottom of the molten metal.
It changed thought into an emotional dream; it plunged into the ocean of sentiment; it treated the old world of fable as the reflection of a higher reality, and transformed reality into poetry; and after all these expedients, to borrow a phrase of Augustine's, it only saw afar off the land of its desire.
He would have plunged England into war with Spain in 1572, when the risks would have been infinitely greater than in 1588, and when the Huguenot influence over the French government, on which he relied for support, would probably have broken in his hands.
But he plunged into new intrigues, and was imprisoned first in the Louvre in 1635, then in Vincennes, where he died the same year.
As a lyric poet Petofi naturally gave expression to present moods and feelings; as an epic poet Arany plunged into the past.
His strong hand kept the inevitable strife of the parliamentary factions within due limits, and it was entirely owing to his provident care that Sweden so rapidly recovered from the wretched condition in which the wars of Charles had plunged her.
This crime was speedily followed by the Bolshevist chaos into which Munich was for a brief period plunged in April.
He had now plunged into the study of Bellini and the Venetian school, Fra Angelico and the early Tuscans, and he visited Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Padua, Verona and Venice, passionately devoting himself to architecture, sculpture and painting in each city of north Italy.
After Pultava (June 26, 1709), Peter, hitherto commendably cautious even to cowardice, but now puffed up with pride, rashly plunged into as foolhardy an enterprise as ever his rival engaged in.
In baptism the rubric ordains that the baptized be plunged three times in the font in commemoration of the entombment during three days of the Lord.
To do this deftly, the hands should be plunged from time to time in dry ashes, to prevent the clay from sticking to them.
In this case the scion is grafted directly on to a portion of the root of some appropriate stock, both graft and stock being usually very small; the grafted root is then potted so as to cover the point of junction with the soil, and is plunged in the bed of the propagating house, where it gets the slight stimulus of a gentle bottom heat.
He justified his appointment by his magnificent speech when the Disestablishment Bill reached the House of Lords in 1869, and then plunged into diocesan and general work in England.
It seems that Pascal in driving to Neuilly was run away with by the horses, and would have been plunged in the river but that the traces fortunately broke.
At length, in August 1773, Johnson crossed the Highland line, and plunged courageously into what was then considered, by most Englishmen, as a dreary and perilous wilderness.
After the death of Boleslaus in 1025 the Poles plunged into a civil war, and Conrad was able to turn this to his own advantage, in 1031 he recovered Lusatia and other districts, and in 1033 the Polish duke of Mesislaus did homage to him at Merseburg.
The aristocratic class saw ruin before it if the smallest concession were made to popular wishes, and it soon recovered from the terror into which it had been plunged at the outbreak of the revolution.
Both Austria and Prussia were much occupied with the Polish question, and to have plunged into a crusade against France would have been to have left Poland, where the new constitution had been proclaimed on the 3rd of May, to the mercy of Russia.
This was done in the teeth of the expressed wish of Russia; it roused the helpless resentment of Servia, whose economic dependence upon the Dual Monarchy was emphasized by the outcome of the war of tariffs into which she had plunged in 1906, and who saw in this scheme another link in the chain forged for her by the Habsburg empire; it 1 Alois, Count Lexa von Aerenthal, was born on the 27th of September 1854 at Gross-Skal in Bohemia, studied at Bonn and Prague, was attache at Paris (1877) and afterwards at St Petersburg, envoy extraordinary at Bucharest (1895) and ambassador at St Petersburg (1896).
Rome, when it stepped into their place, did no more than safeguard its continuance; in the East Rome acted as a Hellenistic power, and if, when the legions had thundered past, the brooding East " plunged in thought again," that thought was largely directed by the Greek schoolmaster who followed in the legions' train.
Young, emotional, impressionable, well-meaning and egotistic, Alexander displayed from the first an intention of playing a great part on the world's stage, and plunged with all the ardour of youth into the task of realizing his political ideals.
This plunged Roger into a ten years' war.
When exposed to the air it becomes quickly covered with a film of oxide; the tarnished metal when plunged into water reassumes its metallic lustre, the oxide film being quickly dissolved.
To maintain himself on the same height as his grandfather, and to make the name of Goethe illustrious in his descendants also, became Wolfgang's ambition; and his incapacity to realize this, very soon borne in upon him, paralyzed his efforts and plunged him at last into bitter revolt against his fate and gloomy isolation from a world that seemed to have no use for him but as a curiosity.
Suddenly he plunged into the Erfurt Convent of the Augustinian Eremites and after due noviciate became a monk.
Mayor and Lightfoot, he established the Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology, and plunged eagerly into theological and patristic study.
In Holland and Germany, with Erasmus, Reuchlin and Melanchthon, it developed types of character, urbane, reflective, pointedly or gently critical, which, left to themselves, would not have plunged the north of Europe into the whirlpool of belligerent reform.
At the age of twenty-two (1799), he was elected to a constitutional convention in Kentucky; at twenty-six, to the Kentucky legislature; at twenty-nine, while yet under the age limit of the United States constitution, he was appointed to an unexpired term (1806-1807) in the United States Senate, where, contrary to custom, he at once plunged into business, as though he had been there all his life.
At the instigation of France they plunged recklessly into the Seven Years' War; and the result was ruinous.
The "master of the law," as his biographers call him, plunged alone into the terrible desert of the Gobi, then known as the Sha-mo or "Sand River," between Kwa-chow and Igu (now Hami or Kamil).
Hence a glass tube plunged into water would become wet all over were it not that the ascending liquid film carries up a quantity of other liquid which coheres to it, so that when it has ascended to a certain height the weight of the column balances the force by which the film spreads itself over the glass.
The formation of the second triumvirate again plunged Varro into danger.
His conduct of the foreign affairs of Russia plunged the country first into the second coalition against France in 1778, and then into the armed neutrality against Great Britain in 1801.
Here he plunged into manifold work, literary and professional.
After the other, it was the bitterest possible experience that could befall him, nor, in the state of mental desolation into which it plunged him, could he find any comfort from being soon again set free.
His country had been reduced to a desert by famine and war, and his own reckless extravagance had plunged him deeply in debt.
The injection should be intra-muscular, the needle being boldly plunged into a muscular mass, such as that of the deltoid or the gluteal region.
The diligent student, at first attracted by a company of strolling players, threw aside his studies, and plunged carelessly into gay society.
Requesens came to Brussels on the 17th of November 1573, and till his death on the 5th of March 1576 was plunged into insuperable difficulties.
He plunged into a war with this clever and shifty prince, which lastedwith certain short breaks of truces aqd treatiestill his death.
He was no friend of arbitrary government; but he judged it better that oppressed nationalities and persecuted Liberals should suffer than that Europe should be again plunged into war.
Pitt, Grey, Lord Sheffield, all plunged into confused and angry debate as to whether the French Revolution was a good thing, and whether the French Revolution, good or bad, had anything to do with the Quebec Bill.
After an exhausting journey from the coast he reached Shiraz, and was soon plunged into discussion with the disputants of all classes, "Sufi, Mahommedan, Jew, and JewishMahommedan, even Armenian, all anxious to test their powers of argument with the first English priest who had visited them."
Cleopatra plunged into the broils of 1 Or, according to another view, Eupator.
All these books tended to increase the ill-feeling between author and public; the Whig press was virulent and scandalous in its comments, and Cooper plunged into a series of actions for libel.
Disappointment brought on an illness, on his recovery from which he seems for a time to have given up his studies, and to have plunged into the gay life of the world.
She plunged down toward him, feeling for some reason slightly apprehensive.
Watch the plants that have been plunged out of doors, and see if any require repotting.