Phrases with "banging"

Then I found I was almost banging into that big tor you’ve got close near here. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Algernon Blackwood Something alive was tearing frantically about inside, banging against the stretched canvas in a way that made me think of a great moth dashing against the walls and ceiling of a room. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The guard was banging the doors when the hustled mother arrived and sat down heavily in a corner. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The servants had retired at eleven, after a good deal of blundering with bars and shutters, and unnecessary banging of doors. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

G. K. Chesterton And with these words the somewhat inhospitable host had walked hastily out of the bar, and they heard him banging doors in the dark interior. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Katherine Mansfield The landlady bounced out of the room, banging the door, so that it shook and rattled as though it had listened to the conversation and fully sympathised with the old hag. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Wilkie Collins I felt, of course, at the time, that this temporising on my part would probably end in bringing Marian here in a state of virtuous indignation, banging doors. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins The noise was instantly succeeded by the rustling of a silk dress, and the banging of another door, at the opposite end of the passage. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

H. G. Wells And don’t go banging them pears against your side, my boy; they’m Wi’yums, and they won’t like it. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Gaston Leroux He no sooner reached there than he uttered a cry of triumph as he glanced at the watch banging from a post. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson And soon, with more banging and shouting, the train slid into motion, and began to bore its way through the night, shrilled round on the high plains by the whistle of the wind. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling The troops were banging the bare toes of the mob with their gun-butts — for not a bayonet had been fixed. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

At any rate, O’Shane crashed heavily on to the floor and in a matter of seconds the two men had passed out into the street, banging the door to behind them. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Wilkie Collins After five minutes of banging at the back door they gave up any further attack in that direction and cast their heavy stones down with curses of fury awful to hear. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Our cafeterie was a murky cellar measuring twenty feet by seven by eight high, and so crowded with coffee-urns, breadcutters and the like that one could hardly move without banging against something. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

She knew because she used to rebuckle them so as to keep the straps from banging about when she cleaned them. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Charles Dickens The clashing and banging band attached to the horse-riding establishment, which had there set up its rest in a wooden pavilion, was in full bray. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

It was all over in a couple of seconds at most, and I was yards up the road before I heard the sound of the gate banging to behind me. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

G. K. Chesterton How he knew he was another gentleman merely by banging into him, must remain a mystery. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Then suddenly he was electrified by a muffled sound that came out of the darkness just upon his right, and his heart stood still in his excitement, for it had sounded like the banging of a door. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Edith Wharton What could young Spear have done with his cigarette case? Once Vance thought he heard the banging of a window in the distance. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

What he said to Molly no one heard; but the woman was banging at her brass things in a tantrum for three days afterwards. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Walter Besant Me and the lodgers kept awake till two in the morning with your singing and dancing, let alone banging the floor with the chair. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Mark Twain There was instantly a banging of doors and a shout. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arnold Bennett Silence succeeded the banging of the front door. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Leon Trotsky Lenin left the meeting, banging the door behind him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing Noises of wood and metal, clattering of wheels, banging of implements, jangling of bells—all such things are bad enough, but worse still is the clamorous human voice. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

He stumbled up to his flat and, after much banging about, his lights went out and perfect quietude in his rooms followed. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald THE YOUNG MAN: (Still puzzled) What was that banging noise? JULIE: One of the fish snapping his golden jaws. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Von Arnim Not physically, of course, but there were lots of ways of banging a woman about without touching her. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Sinclair Lewis Carol had already seen quite enough of Cy Bogart. On her first evening in Gopher Prairie Cy had appeared at the head of a “charivari,” banging immensely upon a discarded automobile fender. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

What do you mean by banging into my office like an insane giraffe?’— this in allusion to Mrs Cheedle’s height. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton We have come to think outbreak and exuberance, banging and barging, rotting and wrecking, wrong. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He came home dishevelled and bleeding, and happening to catch sight of his children (they were kept generally out of the way), cursed and swore incoherently, banging the table. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Leon Trotsky The guards went rushing through the iron corridors and up and down the staircases trying to stop our banging and shouting. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He couldn’t see them, but he heard them rattling and banging above his head. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Three days after her confinement she was ironing petticoats at Madame Fauconnier’s, banging her irons and all in a perspiration from the great heat of the stove. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Already men were banging and shouting outside; but Trenmore only chuckled. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells For three minutes lives were cheap at the Experimental Farm, and the banging of guns filled the air. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The bandmaster of the town, whom Lauretta had dubbed a ‘German ass!’ took his violin under his arm, and, banging his hat on his head with an air of defiance, likewise made for the door. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

G. K. Chesterton If she expresses it by ostentatious absences or sulks or banging doors, that may show she is too much of a German. It also shows she is not much of a German spy. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

She’s only been with us a fortnight, too, or she wouldn’t be banging things about as she’s doing now. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

For four hundred years that was the way it was made, by banging a milk-skin about the head of a woman till she was knocked down insensible. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Leon Trotsky Shrugging his shoulders, rolling the whites of his eyes, and stamping heavily with his boots, Yablonovsky left the room, banging the door with all the force he could muster. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling What are you banging about in the door-way?’ ‘Long chair — horse-blanket — pillow. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells I endeavoured to recover that sense by banging myself about the sphere, by pinching my hands and clasping them together. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson Louise made straight for home now; she escaped into the house, banging the door. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I watched him go down the stairs and hurry away, his sabre banging at every stride. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

The girl also went to the window to see the street, and then silently ran from the room, banging the door after her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The bombs were bursting twenty yards away with a frightful, ear-splitting crash which was mixed up with the banging of rifles. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Then I was aware of a great clattering of the fire-irons below, and a banging about of the boiler and grate. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Then, suddenly, he heard a lot of noise outside in the street, the harsh grinding of car brakes, shouts and merry laughter, and the banging of car doors; and his face puckered up in his dismay. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

F. Scott Fitzgerald What’s this? A banging at the door, and Mulligan, a policeman, rushes in. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

G. K. Chesterton He came out banging the door again, and sick like a man coming on shore. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Elizabeth Gaskell They heard a confusion of voices below, a hasty moving of chairs, a banging of doors, a further parley, and then a woman’s scream, shrill and pitiful; then steps on the stairs. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arnold Bennett She heard a sob-impeded murmur that sounded like, “Forgive me!” and the banging of a door. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle What he was looking for I could not imagine; but at last he gave a bitter curse, and, turning on his heel, he went back into the house, banging the door behind him. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

From there they could see the house and their mother going in and out, banging mats and rattling pails and whitening the flagstones around the doorway. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Our watch went below at four o’clock, but could not sleep, for the watch on deck were banging away at the guns every few minutes. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

At one end four of them played cards, banging the wood with their hard knuckles, and swearing at every lead. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Anthony Trollope He believed also that gentleman No. 3 might have been seen playing cards with gentleman No. 2 — so that there was no valid excuse for the banging of the door. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson But, while I was still a yard or two off, I saw through the glass of the door a man inside come quickly up and pull the child roughly away, banging the door and locking it. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

Mark Twain Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Almost immediately the cry of, “Open, if you please,” and the banging of the door apprised him that M. Tabaret had gone out. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

I had hurt my left hand considerably in banging about the cage locks and it was quite stiff and useless for a while. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

She was one of those women who can never move anything without banging it about; she was as full of thumps and raps as a poltergeist. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis I’d love it!” Mabelle cooked supper, banging the pans a good deal and emitting opinions of a house that had no porcelain sink, no water taps, no refrigerator, no gas or electricity. Land by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford A shed of log-parings set upright, the gate banging behind her. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

D.H. Lawrence From the back came loud noises of pleasure and excitement and banging about. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

A blond, red-faced workman had risen to his feet and was banging a bottle on the table. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling I go to rescue,’ and Hurree, pounding down the slope, cast himself bodily upon the delighted and astonished Kim, who was banging his breathless foe’s head against a boulder. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Did you find out —— ” “I did not!“ O’Hara disappeared in the booth, banging the door in poor Bradshaw’s aggrieved face. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Ivan Turgenev A few minutes later five men were banging at his door, but feeling the resistance of the bolt, they stopped. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

But Cynthia heard her coming, and reluctantly tearing herself away from the window, escaped through another door, banging it to behind her in her mother’s face. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Twilight had thickened into night, when there came a banging of doors and heavy footsteps in the hall. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

And now came the first gust of wind, rushing past the place, clapping and banging the doors and shutters, smelling of the coming rain, and all wrapped in a cloud of dust and leaves. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Sinclair Lewis He heard the small derisive night noises: a policeman plodding down the street, a drunk singing, a wild ambulance screaming, a woman crying, then the banging of the ash cans. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

He never said a word to me, but went banging into the parlour and sank down on a chair out of breath. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

But I can see there’s no chance for me,” wept Susan, “seeing the way he has gone out, banging the door in a temper, so I’ll give him up. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

For the remainder of the night I could hear him pacing round the house, trying the windows, banging at the doors, and calling upon Peter Cadogan as the priests of Baal called upon their god. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Then I understood the sudden silence, and the banging of the door. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]