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  • His heart plummeted.   (source)
    plummeted = fell
  • The soap plummeted downward toward the truck, landing on the edge of the tarp, and sliding downward into the cargo bay just as the traffic light turned green.   (source)
  • The new uglies screamed in unison, scattering away from the flailing body plummeting toward them.   (source)
    plummeting = falling
  • I kept expecting one of them to snap and send me plummeting to my death.   (source)
  • Up in the sky, two more dactyls folded their wings, collapsing into small dark shapes that plummeted toward the ground.   (source)
    plummeted = moved downward very quickly
  • Alyss Heart, holding tight to Hatter Madigan, plummeted toward the surface of the water below.   (source)
    plummeted = fell rapidly
  • Aria's stomach plummeted.   (source)
    plummeted = fell
  • Two dozen of them flurried, wavering, indecisive, three miles off, like butterflies puzzled by autumn, and then they were plummeting down to land, one by one, here, there, softly kneading the streets where, turned back to beetles, they shrieked along the boulevards or, as suddenly, leapt back into the air, continuing their search.   (source)
    plummeting = falling straight
  • Now he plummeted downward toward a roiling river and savage rocks; but a cloud came between him and the ground as he fell, and caught him, and carried him away.   (source)
    plummeted = fell straight down
  • Then the rotten old floor collapsed, and the boys plummeted into the basement.   (source)
    plummeted = fell
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And though they had seldom seen it, they understood the meaning of fire: they looked at the flames soaring into the night sky and the sparks bursting from the timbers, flying upward, ever upward, and the bats flickering into the smoke and curling and plummeting and they knew they had no home.†   (source)
  • The temperature had plummeted well below zero.†   (source)
  • Then I plummeted straight down.†   (source)
  • My mood plummeted.†   (source)
  • I imagine my body plummeting, smacking into the bars as it falls down, and my limbs at broken angles on the pavement, just like Rita's sister when she didn't make it onto the roof.†   (source)
  • She had good reason: The least slip would send her plummeting to rocky ground.†   (source)
  • My clothes on fire, poison coursing through my veins, I plummeted toward the river.†   (source)
  • My hope of finding my family plummeted when I learned that I was to stay there indefinitely.†   (source)
  • Together they plummeted like a stone, down, down, down toward the rising ground.†   (source)
  • …with me that the rector was a moron who messed up the Bible for tentative believers by assaulting us with the worst of God the Almighty and God the Terrible—and although Owen acknowledged that the Rev. Mr. Wiggin's sermons were about as entertaining and convincing as a pilot's voice in the intercom, explaining technical difficulties while the plane plummets toward the earth and the stewardesses are screaming—Owen actually preferred Wiggin to what little he knew of Pastor Merrill.†   (source)
  • My heart plummets in my chest until it bounces around my toes.†   (source)
  • Men highly placed in the regime were thus able to pick and choose among women who had demonstrated their reproductive fitness by having produced one or more healthy children, a desirable characteristic in an age of plummeting Caucasian birthrates, a phenomenon observable not only in Gilead but in most northern Caucasian societies of the time.†   (source)
  • Her stomach plummeted.†   (source)
  • I was never a good choice, and it seems like I'm plummeting.†   (source)
  • As Reader's business grew, demand for cells from Tuskegee plummeted.†   (source)
  • My heart plummets.†   (source)
  • The noise level in the cafeteria plummeted to the quietest I've heard it.†   (source)
  • His internal temperature plummeted to ten below zero.†   (source)
  • Sometimes during the daily gatherings, a few of the men from the neighborhood frowned at me, as they complained about the fear of "plummeting real estate values in the local area."†   (source)
  • He held on tighter as they plummeted.†   (source)
  • My grades plummeted almost immediately.†   (source)
  • In my plummeting respect for these people, I do not find it unlikely that they have spent generations in a village with no handy water source.†   (source)
  • We sat in front of Charlie's house for hours, as the sky darkened and rain plummeted around us in a sudden deluge.†   (source)
  • So did Mikey, and I could see him up ahead, grabbing at tree limbs, snapping them off, and still plummeting downward.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The sled plummeted fifteen feet to the ground.†   (source)
  • As thrilled as we are by the prospect of flying, we are also frightened at the prospect of falling, and anything that seems to defy the inevitability of a plummeting demise sets our imaginations working overtime.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • You can feel it plummeting through the air.†   (source)
  • A largish safe, about a meter on a side, materializes just below the ceiling, plummets, and lands directly on the businessman's head.†   (source)
  • During the Great Depression, tourism plummeted, people moved away, and about one-fifth of the city's housing sat vacant.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We listened to the gently plummeting stream of nighttime traffic.†   (source)
  • A gray haze in the rosy distance that suddenly coalesced and blackened over the house before it plummeted through the History-hole like smoke in a film running backwards.†   (source)
  • The edge of the roof was coming up fast, so fast, and Clary wanted to shut her eyes but something held them wide open as the motorcycle hurtled over the parapet and plummeted like a rock toward the ground, ten stories down.†   (source)
  • Hawat's attention was caught by a flash of sun on metal to the south, a 'thopter plummeting there in a power dive, wings folded flat against its sides, its jets a golden flare against the dark silvered gray of the sky.†   (source)
  • Ishmael heard the whine of the landing craft plummeting over the sheaves of the boat blocks; then men were going overboard into them, snaking their way down the cargo nets with packs on their backs and their helmets strapped on and timing their lunges to coincide with the bobbing of the boats below.†   (source)
  • I plummeted down past the zigzaggers, the students, the experts, through year after year of doubleness and smiles and compromise, into my own past.†   (source)
  • I had been plummeting toward the rocks, and the Chairman had stepped out to catch me.†   (source)
  • For eight hours, thousands of people sat on highways, unable to move while temperatures plummeted.†   (source)
  • Whatever the cause, Moody's income had plummeted and his professional pride was eroded severely.†   (source)
  • The road, finally making up its mind, plummeted down, as if anxious to renew acquaintance with the sparkling blue stream that flowed below.†   (source)
  • In the course of a decade, membership in the church plummeted from around seven hundred to just over a hundred.†   (source)
  • Norah, filled with a familiar rush, a kind of dark delicious plummeting, had nodded.†   (source)
  • It plummets down towards the sunning man on the lawn.†   (source)
  • It plummeted.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • But just as she began building, the economy took a slide: there were layoffs, the stock market plummeted, and suddenly everyone was tentative with their dollars, especially when it came to real estate.†   (source)
  • The improvement in America's health during this period was stunning: The mortality rate for children aged one to four plummeted 72 percent between 1900 and 1930, although there are many other reasons for this decline as well, of course.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But rockfall and avalanche, the weathered tarmac crumbling unpredictably into the abyss, and insufficient space for oncoming traffic meant that dozens of vehicles plummeted off the road each year.†   (source)
  • It had been in the low sixties during the day, but now, with the sun down, the temperature plummeted.†   (source)
  • The wood creaked, and for one awful moment I thought the weight would cause it to break and send both of us plummeting to our deaths.†   (source)
  • I was concentrating on the back of his neck when, without warning, it plummeted from view.†   (source)
  • She is pointing excitedly at a sleek gray shadow plummeting to earth like a falling kite, straight down in front of us and below to the trees.†   (source)
  • Is evil a great perilous gulf into which one falls with the first sin, plummeting to the depth?'†   (source)
  • He reached the top, but he wasn't able to complete the J of his initial, because he came unstuck like a gargoyle and plummeted headfirst to the ground, landing at the feet of his father and brothers.†   (source)
  • Sergeant Knight came plummeting down from the top gun turret and began pounding them all on the back with delirious enthusiasm.†   (source)
  • There was no part of the hook that a great fish could feel which was . not sweet smelling and good tasting The boy had given him two fresh small tunas, or albacores, which hung on the two " deepest lines like plummets and, on the others, he had a big blue runner and a yellow jack that had been used before; but they were in good condition still and had the excellent sardines to give them scent and attractiveness.†   (source)
  • Vlad watched Eddie walk away, his mood plummeting.†   (source)
  • Well, not clean, actually-it was totally gross, made worse by the sparks and dangling electrical wires he saw as the headless body plummeted downward.†   (source)
  • He swam into the lake, deeper and deeper, twisting and rolling as he plummeted towardthe bottom.†   (source)
  • Somewhere, a door slammed, and suddenly the trap was open and the body plummeted, one quick firecracker snap as the weight caught at the end of the rope.†   (source)
  • I saw a small drove of roaches trooping frantically down the steam line from the floor above, plummeting to the floor as the vibration of the pipe shook them off.†   (source)
  • They would flash and flutter like scraps of burning rags through a sky unbelievably blue, swirling, soaring, plummeting.†   (source)
  • The summer night was hot, and nearly everywhere faces and necks were drenched with sweat, except for those screaming as they plunged over the crests of a roller coaster, or shrieking as they plummeted down the narrow, twisting gullies of racing water in torpedo sleds.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the plummeting sensation grew so severe and terrifying that he took his foot off the accelerator and tapped the brake pedal.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, something enormous plummeted from the sky to seize one of the distant cows in its talons.†   (source)
  • When Dany had closed the city's fighting pits, the value of pit shares had plummeted.†   (source)
  • Stars plummeted.†   (source)
  • The temperature is plummeting, and my wet T-shirt clings to me like a sheet of ice.†   (source)
  • Her stomach rose up to her throat, then plummeted.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From a spout that hung over the porcelain rim of the bathtub as if it were a brass elephant's trunk came a thick stream of hot water that plummeted to the floor of the tub and spread out as it rose.†   (source)
  • Thunderstorms drenched them their second day on the march; then the temperature plummeted below zero, freezing their overcoats stiff.†   (source)
  • But as she spoke, the casserole tipped out of the cabinet and plummeted to the floor.†   (source)
  • My heart had plummeted.†   (source)
  • Three more men plummeted past me and we came to a small landing and a turn.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For though her chest was calm, as though it had found out some way to survive with her heart turned stone, the storm was raging as the Niagara had raged, howling and plummeting down like the dead through time.†   (source)
  • She gave a start that sent her pail of vinegar-water plummeting into the petunias.†   (source)
  • Another small body plummeted down before Aldo, so close he might have caught it in his hand.†   (source)
  • Oddly, its battle cry cut off sharply instead of fading as it plummeted to the depths beyond.   (source)
  • All of Teabing's hopes and dreams were plummeting toward earth.   (source)
    plummeting = falling straight
  • Laila's heart plummeted.   (source)
    plummeted = fell
  • I dive forward just catching hold of Peeta as Cato loses his footing on the blood-slick horn and plummets to the ground.   (source)
    plummets = falls
  • Harry's stomach plummeted.   (source)
    plummeted = fell
  • I pulled hard and our kite plummeted.   (source)
    plummeted = fell suddenly and rapidly
  • I'll never know because just as he's opening his mouth to continue, Haymitch plummets off the stage and knocks himself unconscious.   (source)
    plummets = falls
  • Thomas couldn't stop wondering about how the Grievers' enraged cries had ended as they fell from the Cliff, and how he hadn't been able to see them plummeting to their deaths.   (source)
    plummeting = falling
  • She was scared of tiny spiders, but not of plummeting to her death from a set of monkey bars.†   (source)
  • Harry felt a horrible plummeting in his stomach.†   (source)
  • Lunging forward, he caught the ladder with his forearms to avoid plummeting to the bottom.†   (source)
  • He was falling …. plummeting backward toward an ice-covered river at the bottom of a deep ravine.†   (source)
  • At the same time the temperature plummeted from sixty degrees down to twenty-five.†   (source)
  • His heart plummeted — had she told Professor McGonagall?†   (source)
  • I plummeted toward the valley and the red rocks below.†   (source)
  • Plummeting downward, he braced for the bone-crushing collision.†   (source)
  • She immediately folded her wings and plummeted downward.†   (source)
  • I was trying to decide what tune I should whistle as I plummeted to my death when my phone rang.†   (source)
  • The temperature plummeted from the searing heat of the day straight into the thirties.†   (source)
  • I thought if I had to hear that again, I'd start plummeting into the sea.†   (source)
  • The ancient queen's hair glittered like a shooting star as she plummeted into Erilea.†   (source)
  • He was running downhill so fast that it felt as if we were plummeting, falling out of control.†   (source)
  • He saw the lights of a city below them—just flashes in the dark as they plummeted in circles.†   (source)
  • She plummeted straight toward the pavement.†   (source)
  • As he plummeted toward earth, there was a deep explosion somewhere above him.†   (source)
  • The passengers screamed as the plane plummeted several hundred feet.†   (source)
  • Even as they plummeted toward the ground, there was no fear of collision.†   (source)
  • She plummeted for only a second before Leo and Jason caught her, hauling her aboard the dragon.†   (source)
  • There were muffled cracks as the missiles plummeted through the forest top, smashing branches.†   (source)
  • Second time this week he's hugged me, and both times it's because I'm plummeting to my death.†   (source)
  • Mark's insides plummeted to some dark place and he felt hollow inside.†   (source)
  • Emma's heart swooped and plummeted like a seabird.†   (source)
  • Blackjack folded his wings and plummeted toward the boat like a black comet.†   (source)
  • A swift strike, like a hawk plummeting at a hare, and the great city will be ours.†   (source)
  • I wrapped my arms around the rail, and we plummeted straight down.†   (source)
  • Then the eagle plummeted down the other side of the building.†   (source)
  • And as they plummeted, so did Gravenmuir—cast down into the sea along with everyone inside.†   (source)
  • His physical self might be plummeting to his death, or surrounded by monsters.†   (source)
  • The air grew hotter and damper, as if they were plummeting into the throat of a massive dragon.†   (source)
  • Shrieking, the Eraser plummeted heavily downward.†   (source)
  • Eragon looked up and saw Thorn plummeting toward the square.†   (source)
  • Suddenly he was plummeting downward again, into an abyss again.†   (source)
  • Why was he always plummeting through the air at night?†   (source)
  • Angel reached for Total as he plummeted past her, but her fingers only grazed his fur.†   (source)
  • He held on to Piper as she cried Leo's name, and they plummeted earthward.†   (source)
  • Up ahead, Laura sees the black V.W., and her heart plummets right down to her toes.†   (source)
  • The man's arm slipped from its grip around Mark's neck and he plummeted to the ground.†   (source)
  • I let go of her, and she shrieked as she and Nudge started plummeting.†   (source)
  • They took off the second pipe and Stinky plummeted to the bottom of the pool.†   (source)
  • The army was much closer now, individual torches visible to the naked eye as they plummeted down.†   (source)
  • As he lifted his eyes to the ice-white mountain heights above, a shadow plummeted out of the sky.†   (source)
  • He plummeted toward the water, grabbing wildly for the rope ladder as he fell.†   (source)
  • They spun around each other, plummeting toward the hard-flat-wing-crushing-ground.†   (source)
  • It looked just like the Fiat that had smashed into Arachne and sent her plummeting into the pit.†   (source)
  • I felt like I was back on Stanley the horse—plummeting with no reins, no saddle, no control.†   (source)
  • The dragon plummeted so fast, the breath was sucked out of Leo's lungs.†   (source)
  • Angel reached for Total as he plummeted past her, but her fingers only grazed his fur.†   (source)
  • With one elongated, screaming dive he could be plummeting downward into the earth.†   (source)
  • The Bird fluttered his wings, then plummeted toward the gods, where they stood before the Temple.†   (source)
  • But the moment the sun dipped behind the -foot peak immediately west of Base Camp-the temperature 23,507 conical summit Of Pumori-a Plummeted into the teens.†   (source)
  • I was plummeting so fast I would smack against the glass and become a feathery pancake, but I didn't slow down.†   (source)
  • My heart plummeted.†   (source)
  • We plummeted toward the docks, but the centaurs hit the asphalt with hardly a jolt and galloped off, whooping and yelling taunts at the Princess Andromeda as we raced into the streets of downtown Miami.†   (source)
  • One hundred thousand wizards gasped as the two Seekers, Krum and Lynch, plummeted through the center of the Chasers, so fast that it looked as though they had just jumped from airplanes without parachutes.†   (source)
  • A huge hand seized the back of Harry's robes and hoisted him out of the plummeting sidecar; Harry pulled his rucksack with him as he dragged himself onto the motorbike's seat and found himself back-to-back with Hagrid.†   (source)
  • "Look at that," Jacob interrupted me, pointing to an eagle in the act of plummeting down toward the ocean from an incredible height.†   (source)
  • He figured he hadn't accomplished anything except for dying along with Piper, but he tucked in his arms and plummeted headfirst.†   (source)
  • Harry's spirits plummeted.†   (source)
  • The Temple Room's massive oculus exploded in a swirl of glass and wind …. sending a torrent of jagged shards plummeting into the room below.†   (source)
  • Pigwidgeon plummeted twelve feet before managing to pull himself back up again; the letter attached to his leg was much longer and heavier than usual — Harry hadn't been able to resist giving Sirius a blow-by-blow account of exactly how he had swerved, circled, and dodged the Horntail.†   (source)
  • Their faces plummeted.†   (source)
  • Harrys insides plummeted sickeningly.†   (source)
  • Da5id has even enhanced the physics of The Black Sun to make it a little cartoonish, so that particularly obnoxious people can be hit over the head with giant mallets or crushed under plummeting safes before they are ejected.†   (source)
  • His hammering heart plummeted.†   (source)
  • Even his arrangement of the poem on the page, narrow and highly vertical, recalls the body plummeting 68 How It) READ LITI IZATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR from the sky.†   (source)
  • Racing two expert climbers up the ice, Fischer lost his purchase 100 feet off the deck and Plummeted to the ground.†   (source)
  • As a result, the two large processors told their growers to stop planting genetically engineered potatoes — and sales of Monsanto's New Leaf, the nation's only biotech potato, instantly plummeted.†   (source)
  • My heart leaps and then plummets when I see Molly hobble across the dormitory, her nose purple between strips of medical tape.†   (source)
  • Several times both Beck and Yasuko had appeared to be in danger of falling off a ladder and plummeting into a crevasse, and Yasuko seemed to know next to nothing about how to use crampons.†   (source)
  • He slithered over the side of the dragon and plummeted feetfirst toward the surface of the lake; the drop was greater than he had estimated and he hit the water hard, plunging like a stone into a freezing, green, reed-filled world.†   (source)
  • Harry soared higher in a circle; the Horntail was still following his progress; its head revolving on its long neck — if he kept this up, it would be nicely dizzy — but better not push it too long, or it would be breathing fire again Harry plummeted just as the Horntail opened its mouth, but this time he was less lucky — he missed the flames, but the tail came whipping up to meet him instead, and as he swerved to the left, one of the long spikes grazed his shoulder, ripping his robes —…†   (source)
  • Cinder's stomach plummeted.†   (source)
  • We risked a look up through the gloom, and we saw a figure plummeting down the mountain, just to the left of where we had fallen.†   (source)
  • In the constant moaning of the Labyrinth, I thought I could hear the anguished cry of Daedalus calling his son's name, as Icarus, his only joy, plummeted toward the sea, three hundred feet below.†   (source)
  • Nor had she ever forgotten the sound of her brother's single gunshot, which had killed this man, propelling him off a high ledge into the frozen river below, where he plummeted through the ice and never resurfaced.†   (source)
  • Major plummeting.†   (source)
  • An invisible barrier prevented me from accidentally running off the edge of the track and plummeting into the starry abyss.†   (source)
  • Her gut plummeted.†   (source)
  • He soared up and scared an eagle out of its flight path, then plummeted toward the sea like he was born to fly, pulling out of a nosedive at the last second.†   (source)
  • As he plummeted toward earth, Robert Langdon felt something he had not experienced since his years on the high dive-the inexorable pull of gravity during a dead drop.†   (source)
  • With a shout of fury Hagrid launched himself off the bike at the Death Eater; to his horror, Harry saw both Hagrid and the Death Eater, falling out of sight, their combined weight too much for the broomstick — Barely gripping the plummeting bike with his knees, Harry heard Voldemort scream, "Mine!"†   (source)
  • When the evening sun slid behind Pumori, the temperature at Camp Three plummeted more than fifty degrees, and as the air chilled my head cleared: my anxiety about coming down with HACE proved to be unfounded, at least for the time being.†   (source)
  • As my avatar plummeted down into the museum, the green vector-graphic theme disappeared and I found myself in high-resolution full-color surroundings.†   (source)
  • The golden capstone plummeted until the lines attached to it from our side yanked taut, and our boat nearly flipped over.†   (source)
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