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The snake disgorged the rat.
  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


to spew, pour out, or discharge


to be legally compelled to return or make restitution
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  • The snake disgorged the rat.
  • The cruise ship disgorged thousands of passengers onto the dock.
  • Hope to compel them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.
  • a month old, when his eyes had been open for but a week, he was beginning himself to eat meat—meat half-digested by the she-wolf and disgorged for the five growing cubs...
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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  • Alleys and archways, like so many cesspools, disgorged their offences of smell, and dirt, and life, upon the straggling streets; and the whole quarter reeked with crime, with filth, and misery.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • In the town, rain drummed on every door and window, but everyone stayed locked and shuttered inside their cottages as we ran unnoticed through the flooding streets, past scattered roof tiles torn away by the wind, past a single rain-blinded sheep lost and crying, past a tipped outhouse disgorging itself into the road, to the fishmonger’s shop.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Below us a coach stopped to disgorge another load of visitors outside the castle gates.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • In mid arc the plastic exploded, disgorging an impossible number of rotten bananas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Sophie was able somehow to disgorge an appreciative laugh, but at the moment she felt so despairingly low, so ill, that she thought she might go mad.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The elevators moved more slowly now and disgorged fewer beings.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • After some minutes the local picture houses disgorged their audiences.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • —The attendant has just been to see me to say that Renfield has been very sick and has disgorged a whole lot of feathers.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Tea Cake took it and filled his mouth then gagged horribly, disgorged that which was in his mouth and threw the glass upon the floor.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • We entered this haven through a wicket-gate, and were disgorged by an introductory passage into a melancholy little square that looked to me like a flat burying-ground.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Returning to her own room, Kitty had thrown the purse into a corner, where it lay open, disgorging three or four gold pieces on the carpet.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Buckley was standing now, but he looked first down at his shoes and then over his shoulder, out past the window to where the planes were parked, disgorging their passengers into accordioned tubes.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • And every day the trains just below Five Points disgorged more sick and more wounded.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • At times, when closely pursued, he will disgorge what are supposed to be the detached arms of the squid; some of them thus exhibited exceeding twenty and thirty feet in length.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • You’d think with all the money they’ve got they’d disgorge a little, so we wouldn’t have to bump like farmers on a hay cart!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • What had happened in the last seven hours I still did not know; nor did I know, though I was beginning to guess, the relation between these mechanical colossi and the sluggish lumps I had seen disgorged from the cylinder.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • From inside, Roran watched as cords of gray water pelted the trees with their frothing leaves, muddied the trench around Carvahall, and scrabbled with blunt fingers against the thatched roofs and eaves as the clouds disgorged their load.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Zeus did indeed feed Kronos a mixture of mustard and wine, which made him disgorge his other five children, who, of course, being immortal gods, had been living and growing up completely undigested in the Titan’s stomach.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It was there, in fact, that the three bridges disgorged upon the right bank, and bridges lead to the building of houses rather than palaces.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • ’Then,’ said Traddles, ’you must prepare to disgorge all that your rapacity has become possessed of, and to make restoration to the last farthing.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Also, a dragon can disgorge their Eldunari while they are still alive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It dawned on him at the same time that when he joined the westward stream he would have to disgorge the store, into a larder or something of that sort.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Alleys and archways, like so many cesspools, disgorged their offences of smell, and dirt, and life, upon the straggling streets; and the whole quarter reeked with crime, with filth, and misery.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Paul looked down, saw the dust-defined pillar of hot wind that had disgorged them, saw the dying storm trailing away like a dry river into the desert—moon-gray motion growing smaller and smaller below as they rode the updraft.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Lots of rich girls are so rich they are just above paying bills and you have to pinch them to make them disgorge.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The milk he had sucked with his first flickering life, was milk transformed directly from meat, and now, at a month old, when his eyes had been open for but a week, he was beginning himself to eat meat—meat half-digested by the she-wolf and disgorged for the five growing cubs that already made too great demand upon her breast.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Then, sitting on a pitch pine bough, they attempt to swallow in their haste a kernel which is too big for their throats and chokes them; and after great labor they disgorge it, and spend an hour in the endeavor to crack it by repeated blows with their bills.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • With his magic, he caused her to disgorge them: they came out alive and whole.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Yes, yes, fine," said the Prime Minister distractedly, and he barely flinched as the flames in the grate turned emerald green again, rose up, and revealed a second spinning wizard in their heart, disgorging him moments later onto the antique rug.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • But there was nothing to be ready for; the taxi drove away without disgorging anyone.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Most mischievous foul sin, in chiding sin; For thou thyself hast been a libertine, As sensual as the brutish sting itself; And all the embossed sores and headed evils That thou with license of free foot hast caught Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • But on Saturday suddenly the whole county disgorges itself upon the place, and a perfect flood of black peasantry pours through the streets, fills the stores, blocks the sidewalks, chokes the thoroughfares, and takes full possession of the town.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Harry, Ginny and Neville and each of the Death Eaters turned in spite of themselves to watch the top of the tank as a brain burst from the green liquid like a leaping fish: for a moment it seemed suspended in midair, then it soared towards Ron, spinning as it came, and what looked like ribbons of moving images flew from it, unravelling like rolls of film’Ha ha ha, Harry, look at it —’ said Ron, watching it disgorge its gaudy innards, ’Harry come and touch it; bet it’s weird —’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • All morning long, automobiles and special trains disgorged thousands and thousands of passengers from every corner of the nation and the world; the assembly of foreign dignitaries alone equaled a normal day’s attendance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • While these things were being said and done, and long before they were concluded, the omnibus had disgorged Miss La Creevy and her escort, and they had arrived at her own door.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Another part, in squadrons and gross bands, On bold adventure to discover wide That dismal world, if any clime perhaps Might yield them easier habitation, bend Four ways their flying march, along the banks Of four infernal rivers, that disgorge Into the burning lake their baleful streams— Abhorred Styx, the flood of deadly hate; Sad Acheron of sorrow, black and deep; Cocytus, named of lamentation loud Heard on the rueful stream; fierce Phlegeton, Whose waves of torrent fire inflame…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It halted only long enough to disgorge the two dogs: a thousand costly tons of intricate and curious metal glaring and crashing up and into an almost shocking silence filled with the puny sounds of men, to vomit two gaunt and cringing phantoms whose droopeared and mild faces gazed with sad abjectness about at the weary, pale faces of men who had not slept very much since night before last, ringing them about with something terrible and eager and impotent.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Two crisscross strokes, and the ganglion disgorged a mixture of blood and pus.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • An air car descends near us and disgorges more Officials.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Lake freighters disgorged pale wooden crates emblazoned with phrases in strange alphabets.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Every once in a while, a bubble would swell and burst, disgorging a monster like a larva from an egg.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • We must oppose the waste and deformity of the world, its crowds eddying round and round disgorged and trampling.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Bourne stared in shock, his eyes bulging, his mouth gaped, frozen in place, unable to disgorge the cry that was in him.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The crowd, that saw him fall and float again, Shout from the distant shore; and loudly laugh’d, To see his heaving breast disgorge the briny draught.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge Thy glutton bosom of the royal Richard; And now thou wouldst eat thy dead vomit up, And howl’st to find it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Soon afterward, the tunnel disgorged them into a large rectangular chamber with a ridged, half-dome ceiling over fifteen feet high at its apex.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
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