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emerge
used in The War of the Worlds

11 uses
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Definition
to come out, or to appear
  • After the glimpse I had had of the Martians emerging from the cylinder
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- The Heat-Ray (1% in)
emerging = coming out
  • I think everyone expected to see a man emerge—possibly something a little unlike us terrestrial men, but in all essentials a man.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- The Cylinder Opens (30% in)
  • Stent and Ogilvy, anticipating some possibilities of a collision, had telegraphed from Horsell to the barracks as soon as the Martians emerged, for the help of a company of soldiers to protect these strange creatures from violence.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road (58% in)
  • By Byfleet station we emerged from the pine trees, and found the country calm and peaceful under the morning sunlight.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- What I Saw of the Destruction of…. (26% in)
  • After a fruitless struggle to get aboard a North-Western train at Chalk Farm—the engines of the trains that had loaded in the goods yard there ploughed through shrieking people, and a dozen stalwart men fought to keep the crowd from crushing the driver against his furnace—my brother emerged upon the Chalk Farm road, dodged across through a hurrying swarm of vehicles, and had the luck to be foremost in the sack of a cycle shop.
    1.16 -- Book 1 Chapter 16 -- The Exodus from London (8% in)
  • I went through a shrubbery, and along a passage beside a big house standing in its own grounds, and so emerged upon the road towards Kew.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Under Foot (43% in)
  • I also weighed very carefully the possibility of our digging a way out in a direction away from the pit, but the chances of our emerging within sight of some sentinel fighting-machine seemed at first too great.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Days of Imprisonment (82% in)
  • Within that noisome den from which I had emerged I had thought with a narrow intensity only of our immediate security.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- The Work of Fifteen Days (2% in)
  • And as I emerged from the top of Baker Street, I saw far away over the trees in the clearness of the sunset the hood of the Martian giant from which this howling proceeded.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Dead London (34% in)
  • I hurried through the red weed that choked St. Edmund's Terrace (I waded breast-high across a torrent of water that was rushing down from the waterworks towards the Albert Road), and emerged upon the grass before the rising of the sun.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Dead London (61% in)
  • In that case the cylinder might be destroyed with dynamite or artillery before it was sufficiently cool for the Martians to emerge, or they might be butchered by means of guns so soon as the screw opened.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Epilogue (38% in)

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