Pinning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations PinningThe time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.ndash;Sigmund FreudLove is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.ndash;Matt GroeningNo statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.ndash;David JenkinsI'm an educated man, but I can't speak intelligently about the travel habits of William Santiago. Please tell me that their lawyer hasn't pinned their hopes on a phone bill.ndash;A Few Good Men Use in Literature PinningEven when, wriggle as they may, they find themselves pinned down to some expression of definite opinion, as often as not they will argue in support of what they perfectly well know to be untrue.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).Mark, is pinning a bear or wolf to a tree in a most resolute determined manner.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Ex Voto.One of them was thrown from the bed and both were caught by the descending timbers and pinned helplessly beneath the debris.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.They recount the roar of falling structures and the groans and pitiful cries of those pinned beneath the timbers of collapsing buildings.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.For two pins I wouldn't have brought them this way at all.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.He's pretty frightened, I can tell you, and for two pins we'd be told to shut the door in your faces.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.I'm agin marrying, leastways as long as a chap's sound on his pins.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.
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