Rock in a sentence

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Definition of Rock

  • See Roc.
  • A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  • A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
  • Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
  • That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
  • Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
  • The striped bass. See under Bass.
  • To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
  • To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
  • To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
  • To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
  • pitching dangerously to one side
  • a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
  • hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
  • a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
  • (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable
  • United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
  • material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
  • move back and forth or sideways
  • cause to move back and forth

How to use rock in a sentence. Rock pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
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He was on the threshold of his career: action had not yet begun; he was standing like a swimmer on a high shore, looking into depths beneath which have never been plumbed by mortal man, wondering what currents, what rocks, lay beneath the surface of the blue.
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Would he emerge safe and successful, or be carried away by some strong undercurrent, be battered on unseen rocks?
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The day of Nahoum's wrath and revenge was not yet come; it was his deep design to lay the foundation for his own dark actions strong on a rock of apparent confidence and devotion.
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As the fisherman sped shrieking and beckoning to the villagers, David, Lacey, and Mahommed fought for their lives in the swift current, swimming at an angle upstream towards the shore; for, as Mahommed warned them, there were rocks below.
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In a "cache" among the rocks we found the provisions and the cooking utensils, and then, all fatigued as I was, I sat down on a boulder and superintended while Johnny gathered wood and cooked supper.
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There, the rocks on the bottom are sometimes gray, sometimes white.
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We climbed the mountain sides, and clambered among sage-brush, rocks and snow till we were ready to drop with exhaustion, but found no silver-nor yet any gold.
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At last we halted under a beetling rampart of rock which projected from the earth high upon the mountain.
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Mr. Ballou broke off some fragments with a hammer, and examined them long and attentively with a small eye-glass; threw them away and broke off more; said this rock was quartz, and quartz was the sort of rock that contained silver.
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The rock was clean and white, where it was broken, and across it ran a ragged thread of blue.
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He said that this surface quartz was not all there was of our mine; but that the wall or ledge of rock called the "Monarch of the Mountains," extended down hundreds and hundreds of feet into the earth -he illustrated by saying it was like a curb-stone, and maintained a nearly uniform thickness-say twenty feet-away down into the bowels of the earth, and was perfectly distinct from the casing rock on each side of it; and that it kept to itself, and maintained its distinctive character always, no matter how deep it extended into the earth or how far it stretched itself through and across the hills and valleys.
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He said it might be a mile deep and ten miles long, for all we knew; and that wherever we bored into it above ground or below, we would find gold and silver in it, but no gold or silver in the meaner rock it was cased between.
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Therefore, instead of working here on the surface, we must either bore down into the rock with a shaft till we came to where it was rich-say a hundred feet or so -or else we must go down into the valley and bore a long tunnel into the mountain side and tap the ledge far under the earth.
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At first the rock was broken and loose and we dug it up with picks and threw it out with shovels, and the hole progressed very well.
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But the rock became more compact, presently, and gads and crowbars came into play.
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When the explosion came and the rocks and smoke shot into the air, we would go back and find about a bushel of that hard, rebellious quartz jolted out.
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Then he would fish a piece of rock out of his pocket, and after looking mysteriously around as if he feared he might be waylaid and robbed if caught with such wealth in his possession, he would dab the rock against his tongue, clap an eyeglass to it, and exclaim: "Look at that!
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Then he would get out a greasy sheet of paper which showed that the portion of rock assayed had given evidence of containing silver and gold in the proportion of so many hundreds or thousands of dollars to the ton.
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I little knew, then, that the custom was to hunt out the richest piece of rock and get it assayed!
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Examples of Rock

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
Would his strength, his knowledge, his skill, be equal to the enterprise?
Example #4
He asked himself as he stood by the brazier, the bowab apathetically rolling cigarettes at his feet, whether, in the flow of circumstance, the fact that he could not make open restitution, or take punishment for his unlawful act, would undermine the structure of his character.
Example #5
He turned with a calm face to the door behind which sat the displaced favourite of the Prince, his mind at rest, the trouble gone out of his eyes.