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Word Example of - bottom

    Example Sentences for bottom

    The hollow in the bottom of which Saint-Jory is built was changed into a lake.

    Just as he reached the bottom he saw the Ogre looking down on him.

    Well had it been said that Loki was at the bottom of all the misfortunes that ever befell in Asgard.

    With a faint moan he fell senseless into the bottom of his boat.

    But she would get to the bottom of that matter later: Philip engaged her attention now.

    Now, my dear, let us get to the bottom of all this distress.

    At the bottom of the descent before them was a lodge, to which they now descended.

    It could be only a question of time when she would knock a hole in her bottom and go to pieces.

    Nay, nay, methinks we are getting to the bottom of this thing.

    The sea was very heavy, and Buck Lingley still reported no bottom.

Word Origin & History of - bottom

    Word Origin & History

    bottom O.E. botm, bodan "ground, soil, foundation, lowest part," from P.Gmc. *buthm- (cf. O.Fris. boden "soil," O.N. botn, Du. bodem, O.H.G. bodam, Ger. Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from PIE base *bhu(n)d(h)- (cf. Skt. budhnah, Avestan buna- "bottom," Gk. pythmen "foundation," L. fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," O.Ir. bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a man" is from 1794; the verb "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882.