Examples of embankment in a Sentence
the embankment is steep, so be careful walking along the ridge
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The truck flipped onto its roof and crashed into a driveway embankment before going airborne and crashing into several small trees.
More than half a million houses have been destroyed; the overflowing Brahmaputra, locally known as the Jamuna, has washed away embankments and cut train links.
Barrantes was unable to avoid Gibson's truck, according to authorities, and the crash forced the truck onto an embankment on the west side of Ind. 213.
Roberts dove into a canal head first, swimming across to an embankment on the other side.
The sedan apparently hit the guardrail, left the ground, hurtled down an embankment and came to rest beneath the bridge in a nearly vertical position.
Indianapolis has about 39 miles of levees, ranging from the steep embankment along the western edge of the IUPUI campus to a low wall in Broad Ripple that is subtle enough to be mistaken for landscaping.
In India's state of Bihar, where 514 people died and 850,000 were displaced, campaigners said the government had built too many embankments, roads and highways that trapped excess water and given little thought to drainage.
That is, in part, because the 6,000 kilometers of embankments that surround the polders are helping to fuel sea level rise.
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