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  • The stock market plummeted
  • The car rolled down the hill and plummeted off the cliff.
  • Our spirits plummeted when the other team scored with less than a minute in the game.
  • My hand itches toward a weapon, but I resist—I have to keep hold of the ropes so we don’t plummet to the desert floor.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • She does it for that one thrilling moment when you don’t know, when you come up against someone who doesn’t swerve and instead find yourself plummeting off the road into the darkness.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • They’d stood outside the locked door, their excitement plummeting into something more like embarrassment, until Rahel finally said they should just give up and go home.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • ) It doesn’t matter if the new Amazing Amy book has been well and duly scorched, the reviews vicious, the sales a stunning plummet after a limp start.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I was never a good choice, and it seems like I’m plummeting.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • For eight hours, thousands of people sat on highways, unable to move while temperatures plummeted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • My heart plummeted.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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  • Emma’s heart swooped and plummeted like a seabird.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mark’s insides plummeted to some dark place and he felt hollow inside.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Or the pressure of that water as I plummet into inky darkness.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • There were meetings of every conceivable department—R&D, search, social, outreach, professional networking, philanthropic, ad sales, and with a plummeting of her stomach, Mae saw that she’d missed a meeting, deemed "pretty much mandatory" for all newbies.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The temperature is plummeting, and my wet T-shirt clings to me like a sheet of ice.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Her stomach plummeted.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • DEC. 17—Elizabeth, long fearful because of its proximity to Newark Airport, gained a permanent listing in the annals of aviation tragedy at 3:09 o’clock yesterday afternoon when a two-engined non-scheduled airliner plummeted in flames into the east bank of the Elizabeth River, only seven minutes after its takeoff.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She had good reason: The least slip would send her plummeting to rocky ground.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Together they plummeted like a stone, down, down, down toward the rising ground.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The road, finally making up its mind, plummeted down, as if anxious to renew acquaintance with the sparkling blue stream that flowed below.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • I picked up a flat stone and sailed it across the gorge where it hit the far wall and plummeted down, down, careening off the jagged outcroppings.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • My hope of finding my family plummeted when I learned that I was to stay there indefinitely.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • You can feel it plummeting through the air.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • He pulled himself upward, pushed again—he was higher now than Lina had been—but suddenly his hands slid and he came plummeting down.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • With a resounding thump the whole pile—sled, dogs, gear, and me, upside down—plummeted into a heap in the bottom of what seemed to be a deep gulls… It was impossible for a moment to understand what had happened.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • She knew these roads better than just about anyone, but a couple of times she pushed herself and her cruiser so hard that she thought they would both go off the road and into the open air before she plummeted to an early death.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It had been in the low sixties during the day, but now, with the sun down, the temperature plummeted.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • My heart plummets.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I had not only traumatized the four girls, but Jessica, my three-year-old daughter, had also been in the hall when my limp body had plummeted to the floor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I know how this works—everyone starts dancing around the fire and painting their faces and worshipping a decapitated pig head and then someone gets hit by a boulder and plummets to their death—and, surprise, it’s the fat kid in glasses."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • My heart had plummeted.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She never hits or lands; she falls and falls, and I wake with my heart pounding and gravity cut from under me, as in an elevator plummeting out of control.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • His physical self might be plummeting to his death, or surrounded by monsters.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • A few minutes later, Randall came out, the whip tucked under his arm, and the lead plummets at the tips of the lashes clicking softly together as he walked.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • My heart plummets in my chest until it bounces around my toes.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • She felt her heart plummet, though she knew this was only her own doing.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • They both connected, sending the last monster plummeting to its death.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The new uglies screamed in unison, scattering away from the flailing body plummeting toward them.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In the course of a decade, membership in the church plummeted from around seven hundred to just over a hundred.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I looked up, saw the kite plummeting toward us.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • As Reader’s business grew, demand for cells from Tuskegee plummeted.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Aria’s stomach plummeted.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • My grades plummeted almost immediately.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • So did Mikey, and I could see him up ahead, grabbing at tree limbs, snapping them off, and still plummeting downward.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Laila’s heart plummeted.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • By his own fiery hand! A flood of tears soaked through his fingers and his soul seemed to plummet.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Saved you, I’d think, holding their souls in midair as the rest of their being—their physical shells—plummeted to the earth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I’ll never know because just as he’s opening his mouth to continue, Haymitch plummets off the stage and knocks himself unconscious.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Light as it was, I heard it fall like a plummet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He held on tighter as they plummeted.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
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