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plumb
used in The Poisonwood Bible

16 uses
  • "Plumb tuckered out," she would say.
    Book 1 — Genesis (16% in)
  • I just plumb let go, and the earth reeled beneath me.
    Book 1 — Genesis (21% in)
  • Father explained to us that he had gone plumb crazy, consorting with the inhabitants of the land.
    Book 1 — Genesis (42% in)
  • Still, the Underdowns insisted that our mission last no more than one year—not enough time for going plumb crazy but only partway, I guess, even if things went poorly.
    Book 1 — Genesis (43% in)
  • Mama Mwanza almost got burnt plumb to death when it happened but then she got better.
    Book 1 — Genesis (59% in)
  • We see village women constantly sweeping their huts and the barren clearings in front of their homes with palm-frond brooms, and Rachel with her usual shrewdness points out you could sweep a floor like that plumb to China and never get it clean.
    Book 1 — Genesis (72% in)
  • My father let the parrot go because we accidentally taught it to say bad words, but it didn't go plumb away.
    Book 2 — Revelation (30% in)
  • Father was going to keel plumb over.
    Book 2 — Revelation (43% in)
  • We'd seen him babbling and walking cockeyed down the road, leaning over so far you keep thinking he'll plumb fall over.
    Book 2 — Revelation (45% in)
  • He says his mother was so excited about showing off the baby to the upstream relatives he got jealous and hid out, and she plumb forgot to take him.
    Book 2 — Revelation (57% in)
  • Everybody that ever sees our owl just plumb hates it.
    Book 2 — Revelation (72% in)
  • At the mention of palm nuts she whined, "But, you all, on a diet of just fruit we could plumb die or even get diarrhea.
    Book 3 — Judges (23% in)
  • To the Congolese (including Anatole himself, he confessed) it seems odd that if one man gets fifty votes and the other gets forty-nine, the first one wins altogether and the second one plumb loses.
    Book 3 — Judges (61% in)
  • Leah always had the uppermost respect for Father, but after the hullabaloo in church where they voted Father out, she just plumb stopped being polite.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (29% in)
  • I felt my red skin was going to scald plumb off, and then I'd look just like that poor antelope.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (59% in)
  • The babies all got diarrhea and plumb dried up.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (13% in)

There are no more uses of "plumb" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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