Stem in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Stem

(transitive) To stop, hinder (for instance, a river or blood). | (skiing) To move the feet apart and point the tips of the skis inward in order to slow down the speed or to facilitate a turn. | Alternative form of STEM

Short Example Sentences for Stem

  • 1. Cut into a green stem of the apple tree. 🔊
  • 2. The reading is taken on the stem at the level of the milk. 🔊
  • 3. Wickersham tried to stem the current, but in vain. 🔊
  • 4. The stem makes the plant strong and holds it up in the air. 🔊
  • 5. Gossard, A. C. Rooting pecan stem tissue by layering. 🔊
  • 6. He tried to run the stem of the rose through his buttonhole. 🔊
  • 7. The substance of the stem is fibrous, and the pith contains a sweet juice. 🔊
  • 8. It rests upon a ball and turned stem and base, and is entirely of brass. 🔊
  • 9. They found the green stem which held the leaf on which Thumbelina sat. 🔊
  • 10. Roeland zond zijne zware stem over de stad; jong en oud vloog in de wapens. 🔊
  • 11. In vain did Jerry and Billy try to stem the tide and rally the men. 🔊

How to use Stem in Sentences?

  • 1. They generally consist of a submersible bulb with a projecting stem which is graduated. 🔊
  • 2. The spherical shell has a loose stem which is loaded into the bore and drops out in flight. 🔊
  • 3. If it began with a lighted match, the stem of that match might not be entirely consumed. 🔊
  • 4. There is a solidly-formed heavy base, an upright stem terminating in a candle-holder. 🔊
  • 5. Travers Nugent shot a glance at her as she toyed with the stem of her wine-glass. 🔊
  • 6. The grasshoppers had made what Jenkins styled a clean sweep from stem to stern. 🔊
  • 7. The baton stirred languidly, as the stem of a wind-swept lily, in those pointed fingers. 🔊
  • 8. Well above the base the stem enlarges, turns white, cracks, and sends out roots. 🔊
  • 9. As he spoke he wedged himself between Grandfather Mole and the stem of the toadstool umbrella. 🔊
  • 10. Romberg, L. D. Use of nurse seedlings in propagating the pecan from stem cuttings. 🔊
  • 11. Through these can be seen the broad stem from which spring the leaves that ornament the intervening spaces. 🔊
  • 12. Her efforts to stem the progress of all other schools of mental healing have been secondary only to her efforts to advance her own. 🔊
  • 13. Giving himself up for lost he climbed the stem of a very high pine-tree and seated himself in the topmost branches. 🔊
  • 14. The ship was now cleared from stem to stern, and the other craft were likewise cleared one after the other. 🔊
  • 15. At a certain stage a bud is taken from a high-yielding parent tree and grafted upon the stem of the seedling. 🔊
  • 16. A white figure was coming from behind the great stem of the elm-tree, near which they were standing. 🔊
  • 17. Jones next attempted a movement to get into position to rake his antagonist from stem to stern, which resulted in a momentary collision. 🔊
  • 18. Louise cut the stem and pinned the flower in the lapel of Winthrop's white flannel coat. 🔊
  • 19. The boy paused, reached forward, and plucked a withered stem of grass which he wound round and round his finger. 🔊
  • 20. The vigour was gone which was requisite to stem the torrent of fanatic valour about to burst forth from the wilds of Arabia. 🔊
  • 21. The resulting plant is large in both root and stem and requires careful handling in digging, shipping, and planting in the permanent location. 🔊
  • 22. The eggs are laid on the stems, and after hatching, the larvae bore into the stem or under the bark, causing the foliage to wilt and die. 🔊
  • 23. It resembles somewhat the wild lily in shape, growing upon a tall, strong stem, almost like the stem of the flag. 🔊
  • 24. Stumps remaining in the ground; one tall, barkless stem of a tree standing upright, branchless, and with a shattered summit. 🔊