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Sample sentences for the GRE study word accelerate

accelerate can be used as a verb

1."Your ruin I accelerate your ruin What do you mean I do not understand you.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
2.There can be no doubt that the consciousness of the rapid increase of my superstition--for why should I not so term it--served mainly to accelerate the increase itself. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3.Milady had him one day turned out of doors, with sundry blows of a good stick to accelerate his motions. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.He can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
5.Moreover, the ship's forge was ordered to be hoisted out of its temporary idleness in the hold and, to accelerate the affair, the blacksmith was commanded to proceed at once to the forging of whatever iron contrivances might be needed. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.When Edward's unhappy match takes place, depend upon it his mother will feel as much as if she had never discarded him and, therefore every circumstance that may accelerate that dreadful event, must be concealed from her as much as possible. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7."Then," said Danglars, pale with anger, which was not at all due to offended paternal love,--"then, mademoiselle, you persist in your determination to accelerate my ruin. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.She pushed her bottom out, and, I could feel, was straining as if to void something, which is the real method to accelerate the entrance of a prick in that enchanting channel with the least difficulty and pain. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
9.First, I smiled to myself and felt elate but this fierce pleasure subsided in me as fast as did the accelerated throb of my pulses. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10.His march, far from being retarded by his singing, was accelerated by it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
11.The fact that it is scarcely one seventh of the volume of the earth must have accelerated its cooling to the temperature at which life could begin. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
12.I had regained the gallery, and was just shutting the back-door behind me, when an accelerated hum warned me that the ladies were about to issue from their chambers. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13.the wealth and revenue of the country have been continually advancing, and in the course of their progress, their pace seems rather to have been gradually accelerated than retarded. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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