plumb

All Noun Verb Adverb Adjective
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  • Nothing but making the whole thing plumb over will do any good. Cited from Dixie Hart, by Will N. Harben
  • I never have failed where they would open their hearts plumb wide. Cited from The Desired Woman, by Will N. Harben
  • She will never rest satisfied till she sees me plumb down and out. Cited from Dixie Hart, by Will N. Harben
  • The same would be true of the passage if we plumbed the middle. Cited from West Wind Drift, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • He does a good day's plumb for a good day's pay. Cited from Punch, Vol. 158, February 4, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • The man was plumb weak and the horse died he had run him so hard. Cited from Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives, Part 3, by Work Projects Admin.
  • He near killed one man an' made another plumb eat his words. Cited from To The Last Man, by Zane Grey
  • He will also find that a plumb-line comes in very useful. Cited from Reviews, by Oscar Wilde
  • Let's run her out before it's plumb dark under here. Cited from The Thunder Bird, by B. M. Bower (aka Bertha Muzzy Bower Sinclair Cowan)
  • They found him in his house, shot plumb through the head. Cited from Gunsight Pass, by William MacLeod Raine
  • You take that road at the end of the station and follow her south right plumb over the hill. Cited from Sundown Slim, by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  • Plumb and his band re-recorded most of the old songs live or in the studio for the album.
  • Then for a moment his eyes plumbed the shadows into which they looked. Cited from The Night Horseman, by Max Brand
  • I plumb thought for a moment he was going to draw on me when I said that. Cited from Bucky O'Connor, by William MacLeod Raine
  • He got plumb away from me, and I had to track him. Cited from North of Fifty-Three, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • If I ever heard of it the thing has plumb slipped my mind. Cited from A Daughter of the Dons, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Why are you so plumb anxious I should load him up with lead? Cited from A Texas Ranger, by William MacLeod Raine
  • I am plumb at the end of things and I know it. Cited from A Mating in the Wilds, by Ottwell Binns
  • They sort of forget most of the old boys, except those as are plumb bad. Cited from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey
  • I would have plumbed her for some solid ground, something to rest one's faith on. Cited from The Tragic Comedians by G. Meredith, v3
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Meaning of plumb

  • verb Measure the depth of something
  • verb Weight with lead
  • verb Examine thoroughly and in great depth
  • verb Adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
  • adverb Conforming to the direction of a plumb line
  • adverb Exactly
    fell plumb in the middle of the puddle