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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.
A platform of wood was built out from the bank, to be used for bathing by good swimmers who were not afraid of a plunge into deep water.
The travellers had now reached the verge of the wooded country, and were about to plunge into its recesses, held dangerous at that time from the number of outlaws whom oppression and poverty had driven to despair, and who occupied the forests in such large bands as could easily bid defiance to the feeble police of the period.
He needed a shock; or perhaps he required to take a deep, deep plunge into the ocean of human life, and to sink down and be covered by its profoundness, and then to emerge, sobered, invigorated, restored to the world and to himself.
A rush was made to the shore, followed by a discharge of fifty arrows and a few fusees, and, on the part of several braves, there was a plain manifestation of a desire to plunge into the water, in order to punish the temerity of their insolent foe.
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.
The Polar Plunge is one of the "coolest" fundraisers where participants raise money and plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Lanier.