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Word Example of - bob

    Example Sentences for bob

    “I told Larry to come on the twelve-fifty train to-morrow,” said Bob.

    Bob knew Higgins' wife's cousin in some dark corner of the country.

    Anybody ever tell you about the fight Bob had with Bandy Walker?

    Bob was very cheerful with them, and spoke pleasantly to all the family.

    “As well look for a needle in a haystack,” observed the far-seeing Bob.

    A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year!

    “Nobody here but our dads and Dr. Kirshner,” observed Bob, glancing about.

    Bob Dalton said, "I'll have to kill you," and so shot him through the chest.

    Then he announced that there was a full head of steam, and Bob went into the pilot-house.

    Here he was seen by Bob Dalton, who had gone through the alley.

Word Origin & History of - bob

    Word Origin & History

    bob "short, jerking motion," late 14c., probably connected to M.E. bobben "to strike, beat" (late 13c.), perhaps of echoic origin. Another early sense was "to make a fool of, cheat" (early 14c.). As a slang word for "shilling" it is attested from 1789, but the signification is unknown.