Example sentences for: absorb

How can you use “absorb” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Taking both steps together, one pound of ice will absorb about 48,000 calories in the process of becoming 80° pool water.

  • Publishers must then absorb the high costs of huge returns from the chains.

  • I know what you mean about the Michael Clarke Duncan character in The Green Mile . His function is essentially to absorb and process white pain, suffering, disease, and guilt, which he does visibly--which is a novel change from the decades of films in which black characters have done the same thing invisibly (is there much difference between what Duncan does for Hanks here and what Poitier did for Steiger in In the Heat of the Night ?).

  • For returns, however, the dead spot is no good; it would just absorb all the ball's energy.

  • Budget flexibility declines drastically so that by 2050, net interest on the debt would absorb roughly half of all federal revenue.


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