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01. The child wiped away a tear, and [sniffed] a couple of times.
02. Children in the isolated village have been [sniffing] gasoline to get over their boredom.
03. If you [sniff] glue, it could cause serious health problems.
04. The lion raised its head, and [sniffed] the air.
05. The cat [sniffed] suspiciously at the food.
06. At the first [sniff] of danger, the animal ran back into its hole.
07. Every time my dog meets another dog they go through this whole routine of [sniffing] each other's bums.
08. Here, take a [sniff] of this perfume. Isn't that nice?
09. As she got in the new car she took a [sniff] of the luxurious leather seats.
10. Bambi raised his head and [sniffed] the air. Fire had come to the forest!
11. The little girl [sniffed] a couple of times and wiped away a tear.
12. I got a [sniff] of something burning when I woke up, and went outside the tent.
13. Loren Eisley once observed that like the herd animals we are, we [sniff] warily at the strange one among us.
14. The bear [sniffed] the air; it could smell salmon cooking on a barbecue not too far away.
15. My dog kept [sniffing] at my clothes after I came home from our class field trip to a farm.

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