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plummet
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Catch-22
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  • Sergeant Knight came plummeting down from the top gun turret and began pounding them all on the back with delirious enthusiasm.
  • Instead of being liked, he was dead, a bleeding cinder on the barbarous pile whom nobody had heard in those last precious moments while the plane with one wing plummeted.
  • People didn’t stick their heads into ovens with the gas on, jump in front of subway trains or come plummeting like dead weights out of hotel windows with a whoosh!
  • The remaining wing revolved as ponderously as a grinding cement mixer as the plane plummeted nose downward in a straight line at accelerating speed until it struck the water, which foamed open at the impact like a white water lily on the dark-blue sea, and washed back in a geyser of apple-green bubbles when the plane sank.

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  • The stock market plummeted
  • The car rolled down the hill and plummeted off the cliff.

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