Mangling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations ManglingThe torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and ''mangled mind'' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.ndash;Elizabeth DrewMangling ndash; TornI didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.ndash;AnonymousCharacter builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.ndash;Faith BaldwinAdversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.ndash;Arthur GoldenDemocritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.ndash;Wallace Stevens Use in Literature ManglingAgain and again the mangled, bleeding, wasted columns were rallied to the charge.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.The howling fiends were expeditious in their work. The father and mother were pierced by arrows, mangled with the tomahawk, and scalped.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in David Crockett.Was shown the scath and cruel mangling made By Tomyris on Cyrus, when she cried: 'Blood thou didst thirst for, take thy fill of blood!' Was shown how routed in the battle fled Th' Assyrians, Holofernes slain, and e'en The relics of the carnage.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).As Elsie sat with her back to the rock, with a mangled hillside at her feet, she could see several large mountains, apparently but a short distance away, and between herself and the mountains lay many tiny fields surrounded by neatly built stone walls.ndash;Sherwood Anderson in Windy McPherson's Son.Here flew a head, dissevered from the trunk, There mangled arms and legs were tossed aloft, As when a whirl wind takes the Summer dust And scatters it in middle of the air.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.Mary Gray had finished mangling, and had sent home the last basket of clothes.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing.
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