Sponge in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Sponge

(intransitive, slang) To take advantage of the kindness of others. | (transitive, intransitive with on or upon) To get by imposition; to scrounge. | (transitive) To deprive (somebody) of something by imposition.

Short Example Sentences for Sponge

  • 1. He seized the wet sponge and reached up to extinguish it. 🔊
  • 2. The soil was like sponge from the continuous rain. 🔊
  • 3. Beat to mix and then let the sponge rise for two and a half hours. 🔊
  • 4. The light was now gone out, suddenly, as if a sponge had blotted it. 🔊
  • 5. The Pteropods and the sponge are very similar to forms now living. 🔊
  • 6. The sponge is found in the bottom of the sea; at no very great depth, however. 🔊
  • 7. You might sponge Yuma's back a little, Red. 🔊
  • 8. Well, I puts the sponge into a small bottle which I keeps corked. 🔊

How to use Sponge in Sentences?

  • 1. This can hardly be true if we regard the sponge itself as a part of the animal. 🔊
  • 2. The mechanical process by which the sponge takes its nourishment is exceedingly interesting. 🔊
  • 3. The sponge is found to be filled with a glutinous substance that is the fleshy part of the animal. 🔊
  • 4. The sponge fiber is very tough and is not like anything known to exist in the vegetable kingdom. 🔊
  • 5. The sponge as an animal possesses many advantages over his more aristocratic neighbor, man. 🔊
  • 6. Apply the wet sponge to one part of the body at a time; as the arm, for instance. 🔊
  • 7. This sponge is of a peculiar shape, growing more like a brush, with long bristly fiber. 🔊
  • 8. The structure of a piece of sponge when examined under a microscope is a wonderfully complicated fabric. 🔊
  • 9. The sponge could not breathe without the fibrous structure in the cells containing the machinery for producing the circulation. 🔊
  • 10. If the sponge is simply regarded as the house in which the animal lives then it becomes a great tenement with numerous occupants. 🔊
  • 11. Bread made by the sponge method will require a longer time to make than the bread that is made by the straight dough method. 🔊
  • 12. He has also the long reed and the sponge which the soldier used to give him a drink of vinegar and gall when he thirsted on the cross. 🔊
  • 13. The sponge is exceedingly porous and readily absorbs water or any fluid by the well-known process of capillary attraction. 🔊
  • 14. If we burn a piece of sponge it exhibits very much the same phenomena as the burning of hair or wool, and the smell is very much the same. 🔊
  • 15. Compressed yeast will give the best results, and either the sponge or straight dough method may be used. 🔊
  • 16. What is called a single sponge is a colony of animals rather than a single animal; at least they are so regarded by zooelogists. 🔊
  • 17. The sponge fishermen have several hundred boats regularly licensed, and measuring on an average twenty tons each. 🔊
  • 18. When we first capture a live sponge from the sea it has a slimy, dirty appearance, and is very heavy. 🔊
  • 19. It detached the enemy from his base as a sponge is torn from a rock, and left him ringed about with fire in that pitiless plain. 🔊
  • 20. The sponge had been in use many, many years before it was given a place in either the animal or vegetable kingdom. 🔊
  • 21. If we examine the body of a sponge we shall notice that there are occasional large openings into it, but everywhere surrounded by smaller ones. 🔊
  • 22. The ill effects of last night had been absorbed with about as much apparent effort as a gigantic sponge might display in absorbing a dewdrop. 🔊
  • 23. In desperation he then, by means of his knife and flint, strove to secure the ignition of a sort of sponge which grew under the rocks. 🔊
  • 24. He tossed up the sponge and went down to the dining-room, the ends of the conqueror straggling like the four points of a battered weather-vane. 🔊
  • 25. So King dipped a sponge in water and sent back for his bag and made a great show of rubbing on ointment. 🔊
  • 26. Nesta presently returned with some sponge cakes and a glass of raspberry vinegar, which Betty found most refreshing. 🔊
  • 27. It was agreed that it should be a six-round contest, not more and no less, unless one side threw up the sponge or one of the men was knocked out. 🔊