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With one gulp:‘having emptied his glass at a gulp, Roger pulled out a cigar’
- ‘It's hard for visitors to keep things straight in their heads when they can't see them and take them in at a gulp.’
- ‘The girl threw one out at the door, and the giantess swallowed it at a gulp and demanded more.’
- ‘Pressing now on the hilts, he swallows the four blades at a gulp and then he takes them out leisurely, one by one.’
- ‘Its tentacles, as long and wide as rivers, end in yawning mouths which sweep the ground, devouring the nomads and their ponies, hundreds at a gulp.’
- ‘Ulrich, in turn, recovered his senses, but as he felt faint with terror, he went and got a bottle of brandy out of the sideboard, and he drank off several glasses, one after anther, at a gulp.’
- ‘At the ‘Criterion’ he turned in and had a drink, and, bolder for the wine which he had swallowed at a gulp, he told himself that he would do nothing of the sort.’
- ‘It is a good book, and one I also devoured at a gulp.’
- ‘‘The world knows of my virtue,’ the old man said as he downed a glass of wine at a gulp while they prepared for a session.’
- ‘This is the kind of book you take in at a gulp and, having reached the last page, put down reluctantly.’
- ‘He took it, and filling half-a-tumbler with neat spirit drained it at a gulp.’
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