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Definition of Swallow

  • Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidæ, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
  • Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
  • The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
  • To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
  • To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.
  • To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
  • To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
  • To occupy; to take up; to employ.
  • To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
  • To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
  • To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
  • To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
  • The act of swallowing.
  • The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
  • Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
  • Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
  • As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.
  • the act of swallowing
  • small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
  • a small amount of liquid food
  • believe or accept without questioning or challenge
  • tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  • keep from expressing
  • take back what one has said
  • utter indistinctly
  • engulf and destroy
  • pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
  • enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

How to use swallow in a sentence. Swallow pronunciation.

Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
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Naturally the public could not swallow it, for even God cannot digest a Laodicean.
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She sat down to a meal, but could not swallow.
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After dinner Sir W. Batten and I, the Doctor, and Ned Pickering by coach to the Yard, and there on board the Swallow in the dock hear our navy chaplain preach a sad sermon, full of nonsense and false Latin; but prayed for the Right Honourable the principal officers.
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At that moment a swallow flitted from stone to stone, too tired to fly far, and he wondered whence it had come.
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The beginning of the sunset,' the priest said; and he went out on his lawn and stood watching the swallows in the shining air, their dipping, swerving flight showing against a background of dappled clouds.
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It was a pleasure to see the change-the lake shrouded in mist, with ducks talking softly in the reeds, and swallows high up, advancing in groups like dancers on a background of dappled clouds.
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See how low the swallows are flying.
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When they find him, they run away, and he chases them; but they drop the ball of blubber, and he, meeting with it, greedily swallows it whole.
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So he took him to Epidaurus, {119a} a city of Dalmatia, where he lay a few days in a little farm, and yet could not be hid; for a dragon of wondrous size-one of those which, in the country speech, they call boas, because they are so huge that they can swallow an ox-laid waste the province, and devoured not only herds and flocks, but husbandmen and shepherds, which he drew to him by the force of his breath.
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The one absorbing idea of the Majesty of the Godhead almost seemed to swallow up all other considerations.
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The wild warrior was converted, says this legend, by seeing the earth open and swallow up his comrades, who had extorted bread, beer, and a fat pig from St. Cadoc of Llancarvan, a princely hermit and abbot, who had persuaded his father and mother to embrace the hermit life as the regular, if not the only, way of saving their souls.
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But when the hermit came back, what should he find but those same bones and feathers rolled into a lump and laid inside the door of the little chapel; the very sea, says Reginald, not having dared to swallow them up.
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After tea Miss Graves played one or two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words, and Mrs. Carey sang When the Swallows Homeward Fly, or Trot, Trot, My Pony.
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Philip tried to swallow the food on his plate, but the muscles of his throat refused to act.
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Philip had got out of the habit of eating at those hours, and Mildred's throat was so sore that she could not swallow.
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It is a large house, and has been growing steadily for some centuries round the great kitchen, with its narrow red tiles, as the Rector would point out to his guests on the first night of their arrival, taking his brass candlestick, and bidding them mind the steps up and the steps down, and notice the immense thickness of the walls, the old beams across the ceiling, the staircases as steep as ladders, and the attics, with their deep, tent-like roofs, in which swallows bred, and once a white owl.
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Then each boy, with a pig held tenderly in his arms like a baby, crouched in front of the broad hearth and tried to induce them to swallow some warm milk.
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They wear a net over the mouth, lest, in a fly, they should swallow a soul in a state of penance,* and they can see a Pariah** perish with hunger!
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When the Tartars swallow, the sacred relics, which they are accustomed to do, they imitate the laws of the universe, the parts of which are incessantly absorbed and pass into the substance of each other.
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Examples of Swallow

Example #1
He's a deep one, and a great artist is Nahoum.
Example #2
If you stay long in Egypt, you'll find that Achmet is the worst, and Nahoum the Armenian the deepest, pasha in all this sickening land.
Example #3
But the lukewarmness in this instance arose, not from lack of conviction, but rather from the conviction that things can really happen only in the fulness of time.
Example #4
Never was a book about a revolutionary movement, written by one in sympathy with it, so lukewarm.
Example #5
And she fell from the chair, to all appearances stone-dead.
Example #6
They took her upstairs, undressed her, sent for the doctor.