Definition of Plunging
1. Verb. (present participle of ''plunge'') ¹
2. Noun. An occurrence in which something or someone plunges ¹
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Definition of Plunging
1. plunge [v] - See also: plunge
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Literary usage of Plunging
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Therefore their waxing rivers break their bounds; And every pelting stream upon the hills Tears like a torrent, plunging to the sea 480 In thunder, ..."
2. Principles of Oil and Gas Production by Roswell Hill Johnson, Louis Grow Huntley (1916)
"plunging axis anticline. — The plunging axis anticline has less value than ... As the inclination becomes still greater, so that the plunging anticline is ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In some instances the cleavage is only obtainable by such methods as heating and suddenly plunging into cold water. Cleavage is a valuable aid in ..."
4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... and unwilling to condemn, the soldiers determined his suspense, by plunging their daggers at the same moment into the breasts of the defenceless youths. ..."
5. A Debate Between Rev. A. Campbell and Rev. N. L. Rice, on the Action by Alexander Campbell, Nathan Lewis Rice, Marcus Tullius Cicero Gould (1844)
"In those days came John the plunger, plunging in the wilderness and preaching the plunging of repentance for the remission of sins. ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"It is not hardened by heating red hot and plunging into water. At 3oo°-4oo°C. it is as soft as lead and the irregular ..."
7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... get forth Baptist views of baptism and the Supper (the " dipping or plunging of the body " of the believer " under water," the Supper 8. ..."