Gating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature LynchesThe roughs got to know of the trap he had laid for her, and would have lynched him could they have got hold of him.ndash;General Booth in In Darkest England and The Way Out.Mr. Thrale had married Miss Hesther Lynch Salusbury, of good Welsh extraction, a lady of lively talents, improved by education.ndash;James Boswell in Life of Johnson.At the time that Brann accused the students of the college of immorality, he was assaulted by them, and barely escaped lynching at their hands.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 12.Lynch found projecting through the soil; on it was sculptured the figure of a warrior, and the stone itself was regarded as a talisman by the natives.ndash;E.A. Wallis Budge in Babylonian Story of the Deluge.I don't know why she wishes to conceal her identity; but I can't stand by and see her lynched without trying to save her.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Oakdale Affair.None seemed anxious to appear in the forefront as a possible leader of a mob that had so nearly lynched the only daughter of Jonas Prim.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Oakdale Affair.Before night they wanted to lynch him, but he was gone, you see.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.He'll never know how nigh he come to getting lynched.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.The assassin will probably be lynched.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Pudd'n'head Wilson.The town was bitter against he misfortunates, and for the first few days after the murder they were in constant danger of being lynched.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Pudd'n'head Wilson.
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