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Sample sentences for the GRE study word combustible

combustible can be used as a adj
combustible can be used as a noun

1.Whatever is combustible flashes into flame at its touch, lead runs like water, it softens iron, cracks and melts glass, and when it falls upon water, incontinently that explodes into steam. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
2.As night advanced I placed a variety of combustibles around the cottage, and after having destroyed every vestige of cultivation in the garden, I waited with forced impatience until the moon had sunk to commence my operations. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
3.Their conversation, the chat of the drawing-room, gossip of the anteroom, is like those chimneys which consume wood rapidly they need a great amount of combustibles and their combustibles are furnished by their neighbors. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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