Phrases with "flung"

Arthur Morrison Like lightning he whipped out a knife, and I flung in my left instantly on the chance of flooring him. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang The good woman flung up her hands in despair when she beheld the contents of the cradle. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne At first there were outcries, and then followed general stupefaction; business was abandoned; work was flung aside, and all noise ceased. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Edith Wharton I stared at him in silence, breathless with the madness and the wonder of it; and suddenly, red to the ears, he flung out his boyish confession. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

D. H. Lawrence In spite of the blow he received, but did not feel, he flung himself again forward, and then, catching Thomas’s collar, brought him down with a crash. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Pauline, flung off upon her errand, was by the same energy repelled from her errand. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Abraham Merri Before I could move Evalie had darted between us, flung herself in front of the Witch-woman, struck at her with my own sword. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Virginia Woolf She was now addressing the red-haired servant girl who had flung out of the house yesterday without warning. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Do you mind if I smoke?” He flung himself into an arm-chair and lit a cigarette. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He flung back his things, and in five minutes was gone. Sanker’s Visit by Ellen Wood [1868]

At last the king wielded his wits again, war-knife drew, a biting blade by his breastplate hanging, and the Weders’-helm smote that worm asunder, felled the foe, flung forth its life. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

H. G. Wells He gasped for a moment and flung himself at the levers again. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes flung open the door and rushed in, but he was out again in an instant, with his hand to his throat. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray Haggarty, as she sang, flung himself back in the chair delighted. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

They flung me on it, and prepared to depart. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Come, Lady Lucretia”— he turned to his fair friend, as he unbuckled his sword and flung it on the table —“it is my place to lead you to your chair. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

He flung himself on the bed and buried his face in the rustling silk. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Mary Webb She saw the knife descend — saw Foxy, who had been lovely and pleasant to her in life, cut in two and flung (a living creature, fine of nerve) to the pack, and torn to fragments. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

They flung themselves on the land, and the land vanished beneath their thunderous hoofs. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

He told me he was a spy, and I flung his offer in his face. Prester John by John Buchan

H. G. Wells Then, as the Martian towered overhead scarcely a couple of hundred yards away, I flung myself forward under the surface. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

He got up brusquely, flung the money for his drink on the table, and without a word left his companions. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

G. K. Chesterton His foot seemed partly to slip; but he flung his hand out, and steadied himself against the tree. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis She supposed that it was a shirt that had been flung down, and not the strait-jacket of timidity. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton Then a pair of shoes were flung down on the tiled floor. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Not that seaworthy faith which floats the spirit through the storm, but fragments of its long-buried wreck rolled up from the depths and flung madly on the howling shore. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling From time to time clouds of tawny dust rose from the ground without wind or warning, flung themselves tablecloth-wise among the tops of the parched trees, and came down again. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She rose and flung her arms round Jorian’s neck. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith At last I flung away idleness and came to a good resolution; and I carried it through. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Francis Herries, his riding-coat flung into a chair, stood before the fire, his legs spread, warming his back. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells The southward wing flung itself in an arrow-headed cloud athwart the sun. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Sir Walter Scott He brought back the salver you carried to Whitehall, flung it into the entrance as if it had been an old pewter platter, and bade me tell you the king would have none of your trumpery. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

In sudden panic I sprang out of bed and flung open my door. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Theodore Dreiser Some half dozen men, standing on the corner, flung taunts and jeers after the speeding car. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Dickens The objects he had lately pursued, turned worthless beside her; such success as was almost in his grasp, he flung away from him like the dirt it was, compared with her. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

I flung it and threw myself on my face. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Jack London Want to catch the Athenian.” A mile portage connected Lake Bennett and Lake Linderman, and his last words he flung back after him as he resumed the trot. Lost Face by Jack London

George Gissing Then the door suddenly opened, a bag was flung on to the seat, and after it came a hot, panting man, a red-haired man, recognised immediately by both the travellers. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

D. H. Lawrence Once he flung a heavy military glove into the young soldier’s face. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence At length she flung him a few words which I did not catch—and her forehead seemed to go harder, as she drooped her lashes occasionally over her wide, alert, obstinate, rather treacherous eyes. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

George Meredith But it was otherwise with Mrs. Pagnell. She flung wild arms of a semaphore signalling national events. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray The date and My dear So-and-so one writes off immediately — it is the next part which is hard; and I put my pen in my mouth, flung myself back in my chair, and began to think about it. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

That hunted helplessness with which a question so slight yet so momentous was received, was forcing in on him a thought that he flung away like an asp. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Sinclair Lewis Knife-gashed tables, broken Morris chairs, and torn rugs were flung about the room, and covered with backless books, hockey shoes, caps, and cigarette stubs. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anne Bronte He flung the door to with unusual violence, and cast his hat aside regardless where it fell. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

G. K. Chesterton It flung the homely effect of firelight over the face of vast forests of grey or brown, and it seemed to fill with warmth even the emptiness of upper night. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

John Galsworthy Michael had never heard Fleur cry, and to see her, flung down across the bed, smothering her sobs in the quilt, gave him a feeling akin to panic. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Henry James And what should he himself gain by it? He should have pleased her! Well, he flung himself on his bed again, fell asleep at last and slept till morning. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells Over this he flung a scarlet cloak with its edge fantastically curved. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He flung off his boots and went to bed. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I sprang out of bed and flung open the shutters. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

She flung herself upon Providence—after the manner of a great many persons—when she found her own intellect powerless to conduct her to the end she wanted to gain. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Andrew Lang He flung himself on his horse, which went like the wind, and as the prince had often hunted the forest before, and knew all the short cuts, he at last came up with the panting beast. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James I crossed the narrow strip and got to the sea beach — I took my way toward Malamocco. But presently I flung myself down again on the warm sand, in the breeze, on the coarse dry grass. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

E. Nesbi Now, though he flung her on to the edge of the hold, so that her knee and her elbow were grazed and bruised, she only cried:— “No — not you — ME,” and struggled up again. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

George Meredith As had he flung it, in her breast it burned. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

Beryl flung furious arms about her boy, and again was heard to speak. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Rafael Sabatini He thought of Malpas and cursed Lionel’s folly, as, without a word, he loosed his cloak and flung it on an oaken coffer by the wall where already he had cast his hat. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Mark Twain At last the frantic sufferer sheered from its course, and sprang into its master’s lap; he flung it out of the window, and the voice of distress quickly thinned away and died in the distance. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The next moment, and while Don Pedro flung up his hands, the ruffian was covered by two revolvers in the hands of two very capable men. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Virginia Woolf Eugénie flung up the window and cried out. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

D. H. Lawrence At last, however, Lettie flung herself down with a sigh, saying she was tired. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Simon flung himself from his horse and pushed past him into the hovel, while Peter followed. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Forgetting all his noble resolutions he flew to her, flung his arms round her, kissed her again and again, and then burst into a fit of crying. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

He came down again with a dirty-looking leather desk in his hand, which he flung carelessly on to the table. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

T. E. Lawrence Over the high ground, beyond, the wind buffeted us like an enemy: at about nine o’clock the others flung themselves crying down on the ground and refused to go further. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He murmured something about my journey, and then flung himself into an arm-chair and looked out of the window. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

I flung down my book and stepped forward. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

In his idleness he flung his dah at them, scaring them away. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Gissing He flung himself by the bedside, and smothered his face; the striving of the old spirit drew groans from him. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

He flung his hat with a disgusted gesture onto his right eyebrow and went out to lunch. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Anthony Hope He was drunk with blood, and he laughed again wildly as he flung himself headlong into the moat. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

William Makepeace Thackeray He asked how he was to place himself, and on a sign being made, he flung himself briskly on the plank, and stretched his neck. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sinclair Lewis She flung her coat at the chair in the hall of the flat, and exploded into the green-plush living-room. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

At last, more from the natural eddying of the crowd than by his own effort, he found himself flung out into the open. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis He flung out of the house, not stopping to lock or even close the front door. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Yet all these balms to wounded hearts he flung away and trusted to moral intoxication. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

A necessary consequence of the extreme facility with which these orders were flung about, both right and left. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Gissing You imagine me defeated, flung back into the gutter. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens Some went mad, dropped from the windows, ran through the streets, and in their pain and frenzy flung themselves into the river. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Hardy They flung their arms round each other. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

George Meredith Especially do we reserve our speech concerning the dream in which we had a revelation of the proud frame deprived of a guiding will, flung rudderless on the waves. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

But his penitent flung her arms round it with a piteous cry, and held it convulsively, and wept over it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Walter Scott The old woman flung them down on the table. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

This is not the Stone Mr. Sheldrake flung away. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

So the fight was coming already! The next moment the stevedore collapsed on my chest and flung his arms round my neck. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope At every “Grace” that was flung at him he winced and was miserable, and declared to himself that he should never become accustomed to his new life. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle We flung ourselves upon them, imploring, threatening, tugging at a lace collar, or at a spurred heel, until, at last, we had dragged them all apart. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Inspector Stone, however, pounced upon the little brown paper packet of letters that had been flung on to a flower bed. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Simon looked once at the splashes; then, as quick as the holy rain itself, he flung himself forward and struck with his steel at his daughter’s throat. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Andrew Lang On the fourth morning it was just the same, and, filled with despair, he flung himself on the ground under a tree and hid his face in his hands. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

No clumsy, close surrounding, giving the suspected party no elbow room to move, no close ring round the suspect’s house, but a cordon far flung and invisible to the most suspicious eyes. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Thomas Hardy He pushed the plate aside, and shook up the hay and sacks, so as to form a rude couch, on which he flung himself down to sleep, for it was getting late. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

A. E. W. Mason Trench flung himself upon the ground beside him and scooped with both hands, making all the while an inhuman whimpering sound with his mouth, like the noise a foxhound makes at a cover. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

William Hope Hodgson Suddenly the big Chinaman flung up his right hand, and I saw the dull gleam of the yard-long blade. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

R. D. Blackmore Then she turned round to the other people, with both of his arms flung round her neck, and his cheek laid on her shoulder, and she only said, “The Lord hath sent him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

She darted back to her desk and, picking up a good-sized brass antique ink-pot, flung it straight in his face. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

William Makepeace Thackeray He flung open the door, and was for making off that way; but he saw the four chaps standing betwigst libbarty and him. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

He forgot gentlemanly behaviour and the respect due to a woman, flung one despairingly angry glance at her and abruptly retired. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

William Makepeace Thackeray Eglantine flung his arms round the beast’s neck; still he kept beating time with his fore-paws. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

He did not see us two behind; and he flung another heavy stone. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

G. K. Chesterton He flung out his arms with a wide and blind gesture, as one who would find wings at the moment when the world sank beneath him. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Rafael Sabatini He flung it open, and so let out the smoke and let in the sunshine. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Marjorie Bowen Madam! but what had he called her in his surprise? The Countess rose, unfastened her hat and flung it on to the chair. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Jacques Futrelle As he flung open the trap a man on the top of the house next door darted behind a chimney. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Algernon Blackwood Though she could have crushed him with her foot, she could equally have flung herself in utter abandonment before his glorious crouching strength. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Morrison Josh dragged off his spotted coat and waistcoat and flung them on the bed, and then was helped out of his ill-mended blue shirt. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins The disguise which she had flung down between the wall and the bed recurred to her memory. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

D. H. Lawrence Then a dog leaped, and I flung my stone with all my might. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Marvel was busy with her hair, and William chattering at her knee, when the door was flung open, and my lady entered. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Arthur Morrison Then some of the Dove–Laners flung pots at the lamps hanging against the club-room walls. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

The Moocher, close at the giant’s heels, flung himself upon the nearest soldier, and grasping his wrist, struggled for the cutlass. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence She flung her arms round his neck. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He had been gone half-an-hour when his fellow, Juan Gallegos, flung down his cards in the dusk — the more readily perhaps because he held a weak hand — and pricked up his ears. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

John Galsworthy He ran upstairs to the bedroom, his old bedroom, still kept for him; flung himself face down on the bed, and broke into sobs which he stilled with the pillow. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Matthew Price! I uttered one long wild cry, flung my arms wildly up above my head, and fell as if I had been smitten with an axe. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

I managed to stumble a few steps forward on the mountain turf, and then flung myself on my face. Prester John by John Buchan

Arnold Bennett But at the same instant Miss Spencer sprang up from the chair like a cat, seized the revolver, and with a wild movement of the arm flung it against the window. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Edith Wharton It was day, then! He sprang out of bed and flung open the shutters. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

When girl and dog were alone together, Violet flung herself on the ground, threw her arms round the mastiff’s thick neck, and let her tears flow freely against that faithful head. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

James Joyce O, the day I heard that, that he was dead!” She stopped, choking with sobs, and, overcome by emotion, flung herself face downward on the bed, sobbing in the quilt. Dubliners by James Joyce

He flung himself with heart and mind into the one line of study which had always interested him. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Whenever he was really involved in a party strife, he flung prudence and impartiality to the winds, and went in like the hearty partisan which his strong impulses made of him. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

It made him fear he had not fell of himself, but been flung over, and he had thought it his duty to come and tell it. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Then, Joe is a right-handed man, so every time he broke that old gun of his to get out the empty cartridges he took them out with his right hand and flung them to the right. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the palace I flung myself off, rushed up the stairs, brushed aside the lackeys who would have stopped me, and pushed my way into the Emperor’s own cabinet. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

H. G. Wells A frantic desire to free himself took possession of Kemp. The hand of the bandaged arm gripped his shoulder, and he was suddenly tripped and flung backwards upon the bed. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

D. H. Lawrence Then, as the three walked along towards the wood she flung her draperies into loose eloquence and there was a glimpse of her bosom white with the moon. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Charlotte Wilding flung up her bedroom window and cried out: “Good-bye, Mr. Jacob!” “Mr. Flanders!” cried Mr. Clutterbuck, trying to extricate himself from his beehive chair. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

The houses in Half-Moon street are small, and Talbot flung down his proof-sheet with a gesture expressive of considerable irritation. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

The tartane began to roll heavily, but Peyrol's right arm was sound and he managed to put it round a bollard to prevent himself from being flung about. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Arthur Morrison Patsy Beard flung back his right foot, and made a flashy prance with his left knee as they began to spar for an opening; it was Patsy’s way. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

He is flung neck and crop into a world which he does not comprehend, and his dismay is hysterical. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Slivers was just going out to seek him when the door of his office was violently flung open, and a tall, raw-boned female entered in a very excited manner. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

They were speedily deported to the Bocche di Cattaro, and, flung into subterranean caves, the moisture and above all the want of bread did prompt justice to each and all of these rascals. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Sinclair Lewis She flung downstairs, into rubbers and a fur coat, and she was out on the walk in time to stop a bellowing newsboy. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang About midnight the cat, who was still sleeping before the gate, was awakened by some water flung at her by the head rat, who could not make up his mind to open the doors. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber In order to resist them the better the Barbarians rushed forward in a compact crowd; the elephants flung themselves impetuously upon the centre of it. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Maria Edgeworth Both started — then both were motionless for one second — but he, recovering instantly, shot back again into the room, flung to the door, and locked it. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He was a delicate effeminate creature, brought up gingerly by a widowed mother, and then flung upon the world to waste a small patrimony and starve when it was gone. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells One of the blue pursuers striding forward close to the edge, flung up his arms, staggered sideways, seemed to Graham’s sense to hang over the edge for several seconds, and fell headlong down. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Gissing She flung herself upon her knees and sought refuge in wild, wordless prayer. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Marjorie Bowen At this he gave a piercing cry, flung himself from the bed, and rushed to the window to cry for help. The Grey Chamber by Marjorie Bowen

George Gissing As soon as the dinner-hour struck, Lydia flung her work aside, and was in Walnut Tree Walk in less time than it had ever before taken her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

At last the end came, for with the vigour of madness I flung myself on the nearest, and we rolled on the ground. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Thomas Wolfe They came in, flung themselves upon the row of stools, and gave their orders. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony and Quentin saw before them the form of a man lying on the ground, and standing over him the shape of a full-grown and tremendous lion, its head flung back, its mouth open, its body quivering. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

G. K. Chesterton Or again, Mr Wimpole may leave first, feeling that his last epigram is a thing to be flung behind him like a firework. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Anna Katherine Green With a shriek, the daughter flung herself down at his side, and even the cheek of Hartley Benson grew white as he leaned over his father’s already inanimate body. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne Little Robert flung himself on his neck in such tumultuous delight that he nearly threw the worthy secretary down, and made him say, “Rude petit bonhomme. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Sinclair Lewis He had lain awake half an hour before his agony so overpowered him that he flung out of bed. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

With an impulse I could not resist, — an impulse borrowed from the horrors of my dream, I flung myself at his feet, and called on him to ‘save me. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The last negro halted, flung himself on the earth, the car gathered strength, swept on, and after a while issued at last into the darkness and silence of the open country. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

When he reached his own room he flung down his hat with such force that it was completely flattened, and the feather broken short off. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

So they came at last to the spot, and here nooses were fastened around the necks of the three, and the ends of the cords flung over the branch of a great oak tree that stood there. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Thorn swore at him a bit, and then flung him an extra shilling. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

At last with an effort Polwin flung the young man aside, much in the same way as he had released himself from his wife, and made an attempt to run. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

A. E. W. Mason Into that space a man was flung and the door closed again. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Virginia Woolf I flung words in fans like those the sower throws over the ploughed fields when the earth is bare. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Nikolai Gogol They flung themselves upon the sacks: only broken potsherds lay there instead of ducats. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Margaret Oliphant He flung himself into the dark doorway as if it had been a place he had known all his life, and caught her as her strength failed her. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Margaret Oliphant Mrs. Forrester flung herself upon these young men, catching hold of them as they came up. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Wilkie Collins She lay on her back; her mouth was open, and her arms were flung out on either side of her. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

His horse, taking fright at the fall of a large fragment of rock, had become unmanageable, and had flung himself and his rider over a steep bank. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Thomas Hardy Don’t satirize me: it cuts like a knife!” He flung his arms round her and kissed her passionately there in the silent street, before she could hinder him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson These repeated checks bred a panic in the Lieutenant-General’s ranks, for several of his men flung down their arms. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton This one came out more easily; and before he flung it after the first, he stood with it a moment; looking like a man juggling with a tower. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Arthur Morrison Won’t ’e sing a bleed’n’ ‘ymn w’en ’e finds ’is stuff weeded!’ Bill flung back his head, and laughed again. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang Desire flung him the oat cake, which the great dog instantly snapped up, and the young Prince passed quietly on. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Joe brought up with him some pieces of a leathern bottle that had grown hard and horn-like with age, and angrily flung them away among the bleaching bones of the caravan. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Wilkie Collins He had hardly uttered the exclamation, before he heard the door of the house flung open, then shut to again with a bang. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence And then she saw him start, saw the quick flurry of his tail as he flung himself back. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Forbes flung open the door, and we both ran into the back room or kitchen, but the woman had got there before us. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

George Meredith Weyburn acted on his instinct at sight of the postillion and the chariot; he flung the window wide and shouted. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

His arms were tossing frenziedly, his hands dangling from them as they were flung about; his face was inhuman with terror and anguish. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

The Squire flung off hat and riding-gloves, and seated himself by his solitary hearth. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Henry James At last, one day, Madame Blumenthal flung down her pen and announced in triumph that she had finished her novel. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Instantly he flung himself across the room and fell upon Fernyhirst, pulling at his shirt, beating his face with his hand and crying: ‘At last! At last! . Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edith Wharton She flung both arms about Anne and laid a long kiss on her fresh cheek. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Sappho looked bored, hesitated, snapped at a passing fly, and then flung herself on the ground, and sprawled there, with her tail wagging vehemently. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

D. H. Lawrence The doctor had flung the blue mug downstairs. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

The light still burned in the upper window, and with a faltering hand I flung gravel at the glass. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Suddenly he flung off the blanket and sat up. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Gissing With a quick movement, a stifled exclamation, the girl rose and flung her arms about him. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Andrew Lang The bear, seeing that the traitor had escaped, flung the ladle after him, and it just caught the tip of his tail, and that is how there comes to be a spot of white on the tails of all foxes. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And yet, so inconsistent is human nature, there were times when this woman flung herself upon the ground beside her baby’s crib, and prayed God to pardon her iniquities. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Margaret Oliphant The young man who was called Patrick flung his clenched hand into the air; he gave a cry of pity and pain unendurable. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Ivan Turgenev Elisei flung himself weeping at his feet. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Robert Louis Stevenson She flung herself prone upon the bed, and lay there, holding the psalm-book in her hands for hours, for the more part in a mere stupor of unconsenting pleasure and unreasoning fear. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth Belinda sunk back into a chair; Lady Delacour flung herself on her knees before her. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells We find a love intrigue flung across the stream of history. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle He flung his overcoat half out of the window to cover the armorial bearings upon the panel, but I had seen them in the glare of our fanlight none the less. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Miles Franklin My old moke flung a shoe and went dead lame at Dogtrap; an’ wile I was saddlun another, Mrs Butler stuffed ’em in me pocket. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

E. Phillips Oppenheim He flung his hat into a corner, and himself into an easy-chair, with an exclamation which was decidedly unparliamentary. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

I flung down the paper and walked out. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Virginia Woolf Antigone? She came whirling out of the dust-cloud to where the vultures were reeling and flung white sand over the blackened foot. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

He flung back his head with an impetuous gesture. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edith Wharton Surprise for a moment silenced Odo, and before he could speak the girl, without pausing to close the gate, had drawn him toward her and flung her arms about his neck. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Thus, after sitting quiet for a time, his head in his hands, he flung back in his seat with a sort of wildness, and began to stare fixedly at the ceiling. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing She flung herself desperately by the bedside, throwing out her arms in the effort to free her chest from its anguishing constraint. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]