the bowels

plural noun

: the deep inner parts of something
They dug deep into the bowels of the earth.
The engine room is down in the bowels of the ship.

Examples of the bowels in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the bowels contain seeds, corn, or other pieces of undigested food, the provider might recommend redoing the colonoscopy. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 25 Mar. 2024 The story’s bloody, propulsive denouement includes a slave insurrection and a surreal trip into the bowels of a riverboat, where Jim and Norman learn the vital distinction between the ringing of four bells and seven. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 26 Mar. 2024 When taken as a supplement in doses greater than 350 mg, magnesium works as a laxative by gently drawing water into the bowels. Suzanne Finkel, Verywell Health, 25 Mar. 2024 That comes after Facebook made the feature easier to find after essentially burying it in the bowels of the social media app for years. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2024 But some people avoid the exam because of the hassle of getting time off work or the day-ahead preparation that involves drinking a strong laxative to empty the bowels. Carla K. Johnson, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2024 He was born in the camp; his father, who had belonged to isis, vanished in the bowels of the prison system. Anand Gopal, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 After descending into the bowels of the Bourse and through to its auditorium space, something even stranger than a transgressive fashion show appeared. Liam Hess, Vogue, 4 Mar. 2024 In the bowels of State Farm Stadium after his postgame press conference, Salter reflected on what the moment meant to him. Logan Stanley, The Arizona Republic, 2 Jan. 2024

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“The bowels.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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