plunge into


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If we take a plunge-bath, and a man of great strength (such as myself) about to plunge into it, we have a perfect example of this science.
I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly--if I except some bat, or the frogs, whose harsh and interrupted croaking was heard only when I approached the shore--often, I say, I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities forever.
In the next, that wild figure they saw(As if stung by a spasm) plunge into a chasm, While they waited and listened in awe.
I could never stand more than three months of dreaming at a time without feeling an irresistible desire to plunge into society.
And after pressing the hand of Athos, D'Artagnan chose a moment when the ship rolled backward, so that he had only to plunge into the water, which was already up to his waist.
Despite highs only in the 20s and the water temperature only a few degrees warmer, about 30 people took the plunge into Wathens Lake near Steeleville Saturday in the 10th annual Steeleville Polar Plunge.
Participants will plunge into a special outdoor Polar Pool filled with ice-cold water to raise money to help send more families from Massachusetts to Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.