Flocking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature FlingingTime walks beside us and flings back shutters as we advance; but the light thus given often dazzles us, and deepens the darkness which is in front.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).And with a gesture, as of flinging the whole thing far from him, he turned his back and walked away.ndash;Harriet A. Adams in Dawn.From the north transept Blanche flames out on us in splendid reds and flings her Spanish castles in our face.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.I do not understand these matters, and cannot interpret his argument, but he puts his fingers on the floor and flings himself lightly to the other side of the cloth, to point out where he proposes to have a 'fals hame,' or some other device.ndash;Edward Hamilton Aitken in Behind the Bungalow.When he has gathered his armful, he turns and flings it down behind him, so that it lies spread out, covering when fallen the same space it filled while standing.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Reign of Law.See how she flings away from me; I will follow And give a rend to her.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.It tore through the trees, flinging limbs and branches about like matches.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.Then a large rent occurred, which caused an alarmingly rapid fall, and the two philosophers were reduced to the necessity of flinging away all they possessed, their instruments only excepted.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.At nine o'clock he is in the bosom of his family, flings a jest to his wife, snatches a loud kiss from her, gulps down a cup of coffee, or scolds his children.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Girl with the Golden Eyes.He who despised his mistress for flinging her glove among the lions, and ordering him to bring it back to her, did not /love!/ He denied your right to test our hearts, and to yield yourselves only to our utmost devotion.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Beatrix.
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