- The door seemed to be lifted up, literally, until some of its bolts and hinges actually bulged and cracked. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
- His eyes bulged out, and altogether he looked so fierce that Beth was somewhat frightened at him, but she wished to surprise Harvey. - "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine.
- He recovered his voice as he drew in a deep breath which bulged his chest to barrel proportions. - "Whispering Wires", Henry Leverage.