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  • n. Plural form of crumple.


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  • But a bridge which collapses (okay, "crumples") in a controlled, survivable way is better than one which just dumps you right in the bay when a quake hits.

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  • When he "crumples" on the "loving" breast of his parent (and in my view a person who administers a beating to a living being who is

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  • Another argument is that sports like basketball, football and baseball hog the best American athletes—a notion that crumples at the feet of the world's best player, Argentina's Lionel Messi, who's barely 5-foot-7.

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  • There I stand in a gown and high heels, tresses piled femininely atop my head, and yet my shoulders slump forward like a pitcher on the mound, my forehead crumples, and I become decidedly resolute as I recite my carefully composed vows:

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  • I catch sight of a fainting over my left shoulder, a woman who crumples onto a bench and is laid flat on her back, exhaling heavily.

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  • My chest crumples as the park ranger begins to explain how he found his car, then his note, and then his body.

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  • If my dad taught me anything, it's this: An honest guy grabs his sleeve cuffs haphazardly and crumples them unthinkingly as he rolls.

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  • After a few more seconds of fighting, Deal fires and Williams crumples to the ground.

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  • She takes a corner of her substance that looks just like a silky weather balloon I saw in science class and crumples it.

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  • The bullet hits Beck between the eyes, and he is dead before his body crumples to the ground and rolls down the hill. . .

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