Phrases with "hurled"

He hurled himself against the sergeant’s legs and bit, and kicked, and struck at him. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Jules Verne It was the battering ram of the ancients hurled by infinite strength. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Marjorie Bowen As the icy spectre folded him in her arms Blendau dragged himself away with long shudders of terror and hurled himself towards the little glass door. The Grey Chamber by Marjorie Bowen

Surprised, he upturned an ear toward the McCaskey apartment, where the crash of irons and chinaware and the ring of hurled kitchen utensils seemed as loud as before. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Adrian, fresh and energetic, hurled himself at her with tumultuous shrieks of greeting and information, and she looked laughingly to the stranger for an explanation. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Guy de Maupassant Suddenly the roof fell in and the burning carcass of the dwelling hurled a great plume of sparks into the air, amid a cloud of smoke. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

WHY should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways, Or hurled the little streets upon the great. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Jules Verne Fortunately the gyratory movement of the water was opposite to that of the suspensory screws, otherwise the aeronef would have been hurled into the sea. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Abraham Merri But no mail could turn aside that adamantine point when hurled with the strength of one like the Smith. Dara took it from me, and pulled the short shaft. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. Rider Haggard In another he hurled a heavy pot containing an azalea-bush at the head of one of the gardeners, and had to compromise an action for assault. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith Dartrey despised effects of oratory, save when soldiers had to be hurled on a mark—or citizens nerved to stand for their country. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Into Thy hands I commend my spirit!” As he spoke a great wave hurled the boat in upon its broad bosom, and flung it down upon the cruel jagged rocks, which bristled from the base of the cliff. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Baldwin Spencer It can be hurled with great speed and accuracy of aim, and has wonderful penetrating power. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Guy de Maupassan That however, did not stop it, and now it rolled over and over like a ball, or like some house uprooted from its foundations and hurled from the summit of a mountain. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Half a dozen willing hands clutched both Cockatoo and the case, and, in spite of the Kanaka’s cries, both were hurled overboard. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

It was racy and insolent with heliotrope; he hurled it to the floor. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

All but a few, who in their panic tried to flee over the roofs, or to hide in the attic, and were found and hurled into the street. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Baldwin Spencer On the way back to is camp he is supposed to have met the kangaroo, and is represented running along with his spear-thrower, called paliati, from which he has just hurled his spear. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Meredith They rushed at Romara, and were hurled back, and stood in a riddled lump. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli Vivian took the dwarf and hurled him at the chandelier, in whose brazen chains the little being got entangled, and there remained. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. G. Wells Suddenly one smote the other with his fist, a blow that hurled him sideways, and then turned with a triumphant gesture to the following ranks, waving his arms in the air. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Virginia Woolf Dazed and astounded, Orlando could do nothing for some time but watch the appalling race of waters as it hurled itself past him. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Thomas Hardy Christine was defiantly — insultingly — hurled at his head. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

George Meredith From her loathing, as soon as her sensations had quickened to realize it, she was hurled on her weakness. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Gaston Leroux Rouletabille had been hurled into the garden and he was glad enough to escape so, a little shaken, but without a scratch. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Abraham Merri He tore himself loose, hurled the cloak from him, leaped toward Sharane. Quicker than he, the lithe bodies of the maids screened her from his rush. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling Another man stooped, slipped his boot and hurled it at Simmons’s head. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Jules Verne Fragoso pulled out his arm in time, but he could not avoid the chock of the cayman, and was hurled back into the river, whose waters reddened all around. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Regiment after regiment, following upon the Fifty-fourth, hurled themselves upon its ramparts, but Fort Wagner was nobly defended, and for that night stood safe. Memories and Studies by William James

H. Rider Haggard Take thou this tail, and when thou fittest it on to the skin again, Skallagrim will own a lord,” and he hurled the tail towards him. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Radclyffe Hall Then Ralph’s language became a thing to forget; every filthy invective learnt in the slums of his youth and later on in the workshops, he hurled against Stephen and all her kind. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arthur Morrison Above, Pip Walsh, who affected horticulture on his window-sill, hurled down flower-pots. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

It was for this I had met Nikola in Shanghai; to be hurled from the battlements, the fate for which we had braved so many dangers. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle And he hurled it away at this point of his flight. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

The enraged boy hurled a stone that broke the carriage window, and the natives were warned from the line for a period, but they were flies about a honeypot and it was impossible to keep them away. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Henry James I hurled myself in despair upon Miss Churm, I put her through all her paces. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Bram Stoker With a fierce sweep of his arm, he hurled the woman from him, and then motioned to the others, as though he were beating them back. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. Rider Haggard In the fury of his disappointed appetite he stood upon the footstool of the throne, and, seizing the ruby, he hurled it at the priest, hitting him fair between the eyes. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Number Five study went to second lesson with not more than half a pound of camphor apiece in their clothing; and King, too wary to ask for explanations, gibbered a while and hurled them forth. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle One bowman was hurled from the top, and his body fell with a dreadful crash at the very side of the prostrate King upon the forecastle. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Abraham Merri We hurled ourselves through the cliffed portal of Sirk. A living wave lifted itself to throw us back. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The violence of the abuse which Grimm and the rest of the Encyclopaedists hurled against the miserable Jean–Jacques was certainly quite out of proportion to the real facts of the case. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

I picked up a loose bit of rock and hurled it with all my force in his direction. Prester John by John Buchan

H. Rider Haggard Shriek upon shriek, such as we have never heard, then a long sickening crunch, and the door was shut just as, rushing down the passage, we hurled ourselves against it. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling He answered little to the point, so far as they could understand; but seeing that his exit was impeded, he took a lamp and hurled it through the wrecked sash. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Every other combatant was stretched a corpse on the bloody arena, or had been hurled from the giddy heights. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry Handel Richardson Various epithets were hurled at Krafft, who, however, sat picking his teeth with unconcern, as if what went on around him had nothing to do with him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells Then he was struck violently in the chest, hurled back, and the door slammed in his face and locked. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

But we were made to carry loads of the ornaments of the people, and we hurled them down, and so did es Sâmarîy cast; and he brought forth for the people a corporeal calf which lowed. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

G. K. Chesterton Dalroy rent out the last tree and hurled it, leaving the island bare. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

George Meredith Seeing him stand up as to depart, however, a storm of contempt was hurled at him; some said he was like old Sedgett, and was afraid of his wife; and some, that he was like Nic Sedgett, and drank blue. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Elizabeth Gaskell At first, I hoped it was empty, but when I found it heavy and replete, I could have hurled it all the way back to B——. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Her mother came in almost at that moment, and Giles hurled himself under the table, and there glared. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Jack London They were thoroughly organized and well armed, and they were held in readiness to be hurled in special trains to any part of the country where labor went on strike or was locked out by the employers. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Gustave Flauber But the springs of the Acarnanian slings had broken from use, and many were throwing stones with the hand like shepherds; the rest hurled leaden bullets with the handle of a whip. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Jules Verne Imagine the passion which excited impatient Ned Land! He hurled at the unfortunate creature the most energetic expletives in the English tongue. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Gustave Flauber Several times they hurled reproaches at each other over the heads of the crowd, but without making themselves heard. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

E. Phillips Oppenheim Powers took up a chair and hurled it with all his force at his assailant. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Sinclair Lewis Here. Drop that basket!” Mr. Duke snatched the cloisonné from her, dropped it, hurled away his two plates, shoved her to the window he had opened, helped her out on the porch. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Thou knowest, Yarghouz.” “I have heard,” he said with smiling uncertainty, “but to hear of force that can be hurled out of an empty palm is one thing, and to see it and feel it is another. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Jack London That was the man, Buck divined, the next tormentor, and he hurled himself savagely against the bars. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Nigel shuddered and turned away his eyes as he saw the brazen figure roll out and stagger to his knees, only to be hurled once more into the heart of the blaze. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Bram Stoker In an instant, it seemed to spout blood and entrails, and was hurled into the well-hole. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Abraham Merri Kenton. caught him by an arm, twisted that arm over his shoulder, set hip to prisoned flank, heaved and hurled the priest through air against the pair poised to strike. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Henry Kingsley The audacious magpie had perched himself on the top of her head, from which proud elevation he hurled wrath, scorn, and mortal defiance against them as they rode away. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George MacDonald It hurled defiance at death and the dark; sang infinite hope, and coming calm. Lilith by George MacDonald

A splattered stain, raying like the shadow of a bursting bomb, witnessed where a hurled glass or bottle had splintered with its contents against the wall. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Do as ye like, you an’ Hawkes. I won’t go nigh it; damn ye both — and that!” and he hurled the hammer with all his force upon the floor. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

G. K. Chesterton Quite suddenly he turned at right angles from the pavement, hurled himself, bag and all, into the middle of the road and appeared to pin or throttle the gentleman with the beard and the large hat. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Gustave Flauber He hurled javelins with frightful quickness, giving at intervals a long shrill whistle. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Victor Hugo He cried for aid and succour; he hurled to the unknown an agonized appeal. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Abraham Merri The gun was torn from his grip, hurled high in air, exploding as it went. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

H. Rider Haggard If he failed he was to be hurled from the precipice he had undertaken to scale; if he succeeded, he was to be rewarded by the hand of the king’s daughter. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Abraham Merri He lifted it by the hair, swung it round and hurled it straight at the face of the foremost priest at the stairway top. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri With a tremendous effort he hurled me into the portal. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Henry Handel Richardson The weapons were a big and little sponge: inflated to their fullest, they were hurled against any portion of a body that offered; and tireless hands, which scooped and flung, tweaked and slapped. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

He hurled objurgations, in the Canton dialect and bad Malay, against the group of slave-girls standing a little way off, half frightened, half amused, at his violence. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

E. F. Benson Adele could have hurled the entire six rows of the Whitby pearls at Aggie’s face. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Mark Twain She hurled one in return, and the angry breach was complete. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Rudyard Kipling Lettcombe replied in the terms of the front-line of ‘16; the lorry hurled them back with additions from the same gory lexicon, laughed pleasantly, and went on. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

H.P. Lovecraft Then, in the midst of these devastating reflections, Carter’s beyond-the-gate fragment was hurled from what had seemed the nadir of horror to black, clutching pits of a horror still more profound. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Grant hurled himself down the hillside, cursing in a reluctant admiration of the man’s ingenuity. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Abraham Merri Long arms swept down upon him; long hands gripped his shoulders, lifted him, hurled him down upon the deck, pinned him there. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri The sword stroke fell short, the black priest was hurled backward, half falling for all his strength and massive bulk. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

He traced without hesitation the course of that strange insurrection which hurled a coarse fanatic from the throne, only to place in his room a literary pedant with inked fingers and populous beard. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Edgar Rice Burroughs I returned to the point at which the bear had hurled me down and peered over the edge of the cliff into the abyss below. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

A heavy brass paper-weight lay near me on my desk, and seizing it up, quick as thought, I hurled it point blank at the offender. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

The Prince, beside himself with rage, hurled insults at him and advanced upon him to strike him. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arthur Conan Doyle A great stone lay embedded in the mud, and this I hurled over, but we never heard thud or splash to show that it had reached the bottom. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Florence Dixie I described to him how he had struck his cousin, and then hurled him into the rushing Miramichi, beneath which the poor lad had sunk to rise no more. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Abraham Merri It hurled itself straight at me. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Washington Irving The will of God be done!” so saying, he hurled the end of the waxen taper far among the gloomy thickets of the glen. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

He snatched javelin, sharp and hard, the which had been hurled at him by a Hun, and cast it with might across the court, far over the folk. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Gustave Flauber He hurled his long axe at him; some people threw themselves upon Schahabarim; and Matho seeing him no more fell back exhausted. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The opium was probably brought from London. The key, having served its purpose, would be hurled away. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

There was therefore, for the elements of demented London, no desire of return as there was no chance of return; within and without the passionate terror hurled them on. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Rudyard Kipling Another man stooped, slipped his boot and hurled it at Simmon’s head. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Edgar Rice Burroughs With a lunge that hurled me flat and jerked the leash from my hand, he was gone with the speed of the wind after the giant lidi and its riders. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle Other ape-men in the trees above us hurled down stones and logs of wood, occasionally dropping bodily on to our ranks and fighting furiously until they were felled. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

The taxi was hurled against the curb. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Then they were hurled from these dizzy tops to the flat, moaning gulf, to the glassy, inky horror that swirled and whirled between ten waves. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Arthur Conan Doyle The ship lay on her beam-ends right in the centre of the terrible Hansel reef, hurled over to such an angle that I could see all the planking of her deck. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Meredith Tens of thousands, man and steed, Tossing like field-flowers in Spring; Ready to be hurled at need Whither their great lord may sling. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Abraham Merri I hurled the squirming thing into the boiling pool. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Anthony Hope He was too quick for me; he dodged behind the man with the lantern and hurled the fellow forward against me. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith He hurled texts at it openly, or slyly dropped a particularly heavy one, in the hope of surprising it with a death-blow. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Hope His great weight was still hurled on Rupert’s chest, and bore him back on his knee. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Trotzky had gone to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ordered the clerks to translate the Decree on Peace into foreign languages; six hundred functionaries had hurled their resignations in his face. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Sinclair Lewis She hurled herself against his bosom and howled. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling It was Mulcahy who scrambled up tooth and nail and hurled down among the bayonets the amazed Afghan who barred his way. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope It could not, as he thought, be hurled effectually without his father’s knowledge; but he need not tell his father the errand on which he had come. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Next, I hurled over a woman and flung a fat baby to the wild winds. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells He clutched it, swayed it through a momentous arc, hurled it violently into the empty fireplace. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Sinclair Lewis He hurled out hypotheses like sparks. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Instantly, as if sprung by a single trigger, the six policemen had hurled themselves upon him. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang So he called again to the wax figure to throw him an orange, and as the figure did not move, he hurled another stone, which stuck to the wax as the first had done. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He got as near as he could without frightening them and then hurled his stick. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Sinclair Lewis All she saw was an insane whirligig of smashed wings and huge engines that seemed to have been hurled up into her face. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Rafael Sabatini Fully two score of them had been struck by the shafts of their oars as these were hurled back against them. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

E. T. A. Hoffmann This gave me the courage of despair, I drove the spurs into the brute’s ribs, but that very same moment I was roughly hurled off and found myself sprawling on the ground. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their dynamic brains hurled off their words, as the revolving stone hurls off scraps of grit. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Jaikie hurled himself at Charvill, and was handed off by a mighty palm. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

King was the first to take in that they had been seen and with a cry “Hands up,” he hurled himself in the direction of the torch and the man behind it. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Hope I hurled away the man who had been thrust into my arms and sprang forward. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Many a time and oft has he hurled his harpoon at what to me was nothingness, and the rush of the line has indicated that the aim was true. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H. Rider Haggard With a scream of pain, the brute seized the poor Zulu, hurled him to the earth, and placing one huge foot on to his body about the middle, twined its trunk round his upper part and tore him in two. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Arnold Bennett This unspoken word, hurled soundlessly but savagely at her aunt in that innocent heart, afforded much comfort to Clara in the affliction. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

A man was hurled violently against Gethryn, who, losing in turn his balance, staggered and fell. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

William Blades Anathemas have been hurled against this pest in nearly every European language, old and new, and classical scholars of bye-gone centuries have thrown their spondees and dactyls at him. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I felt that perhaps my time had come when he reached for me with one of his giant paws; but I dodged him, and running a few paces to the right hurled down another missile. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Rudyard Kipling But it is Joss when the stray 12-inch shell, hurled by a giant at some giant ten miles away, falls on her from Heaven and wipes out her and her profound calculations. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

I saw a pale hand feebly grasping the rim of the magical caldron, which lay, hurled down from its tripod by the rush of the beasts, yards away from the dim fading embers of the scattered wood-pyre. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Caroline Lamb Smile yet once on me, even as in sleep I saw thee smile, when, cradled in princely luxury, the world before thee, I hurled thee from the vanities of life, and saved thy soul. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle It carried him in like a feather and hurled him up against the face of the cliff. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H. G. Wells Then with a tremendous sweep of the arm he hurled the dog away from him and it went spinning upward, still inanimate, and hung at last over the grouped parasols of a knot of chattering people. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Then, with one mighty swing, he hurled him forth into the night, to ricochet from a verandah post and finally to lie prone in the inch--deep dust of the road. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

She did not care what unjust sarcasm might be hurled at her in reply: she flushed, not with anger, but excitement, when the ungenial matron answered coolly — ‘Don’t waste your dramatic effects. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Henry Kingsley A more witty, more insolent, more audacious tirade, was never hurled at a successful opposition by a fallen minister. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Richard Burton Then Utbah bin Abi Wakkas hurled a stone at him, which, splitting his lower lip, knocked out one of his front teeth. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. G. Wells You then, so far as I was able to disentangle the evidence, assaulted her violently, hurled a stone at her, and fled her company. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Rowski, with one eye, hurled an indignant look at the boy, while with the other he levelled (if aught so crooked can be said to level anything) a furious glance at his archer. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

Wilkie Collins I hurled the chair at his right arm. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

From an instinct of terror rather than of courage, I hurled the poker, with all my force, at its head; and to the music of a horrid crash made my way into my room, and double-locked the door. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

George Meredith His moral qualities hurled him on his physical deficiencies. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

He hurled me to one side, as he shook his little red fist threateningly at my uncles. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

George Eliot But this frail fence of vague improbabilities was soon hurled down by a rush of distinct agonizing fears. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

You-an-linga’s mother screeched when the substantial phantom came abreast of the lair, but at the same moment Murjuri hurled his dugong spear. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

He pulled on the trigger a third time, and then in furious rage he hurled the useless weapon point blank at the head of the oncoming detective. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Rudyard Kipling One of the new shift — a temporary Acting Glory — hurled himself from his place and vanished earthward. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

But when the dints of their keen strokes scared him, then mad for destruction he rushed on the men, did them sore hurt where he hurled forth, and many a one grew wary thereat and gave back a little. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Arthur Conan Doyle You can think how amazed these people were when I hurled myself into their presence. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Abraham Merri He hurled himself over it into the sea! A hundred feet away, the serpent drum floated, its top slit across by Gigi’s knife. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope But he was able, when he no longer saw her, when her voice was not sounding in his ear, to swear that the thunderbolt should be hurled all the same. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

I hurled myself at his knees and threw him over backwards. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle I hurled myself upon him, and he had no place where he could escape from my weight. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

At a most unfortunate moment the fraud was discovered, and my companion and I were ordered to be hurled from the roof of the monastery into the precipice below. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

The ship had struck, and soon after, she being stationary now, they were hurled against her with tremendous force. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Since then many ink-pots have been emptied upon him besides the one that Luther hurled against his cloister wall. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Radclyffe Hall In by-streets the unreasoning spirit of war broke loose in angry and futile actions; shops were raided because of their German names and their wares hurled out to lie in the gutters. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I hurled it wide of the mark; it rolled clattering among the bushes into dell. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Instantly, with a fierce oath, Mason hurled himself across the table and got in a smashing blow under the agent’s chin, lifting him clean out of his chair. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Wilkie Collins Last came a shock which hurled us from our seats, a deafening crash, and a flood of water pouring into the cabin. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Rudyard Kipling They hurled themselves over the gate, dropping half the potatoes, and while they were picking them up Puck came out of a wigwam. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

They hurled their spears and clubs at him, but he had learned to dodge these weapons. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

G. K. Chesterton MacIan took the second sword in his left hand and, with a violent gesture, hurled it at the feet of little Mr. Wimpey. “Fight!” he said in a loud, harsh voice. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Then the three carronades peppered him hotly; and he hurled an iron shower back with fatal effect. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Meredith At last the Austrian got loose from the lock and hurled him off. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Instinctively his brain dragged forth to the surface those epithets which the doctor had hurled in bitter contempt at her —“mad ass, a mere bundle of egotism, ignorance, and red-headed lewdness. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Herein could no one match him, so mighty was his strength, whether they threw the stone or hurled the shaft. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Isabella Bird Waggons, horses, soldiers, and drivers were then hurled over the precipice, and the little stream ran into the Niagara river a torrent purple with human gore. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle Next instant the man’s bony arms were round him, and the pugilist was hurled into the air in a whirling cross­buttock, coming down with a heavy thud upon the grass. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

She thought to defy her own nation, and they hurled the defiance back upon her. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Stepping to the water’s edge, Geddie hurled the unopened bottle far out into the sea. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes tore it open, and then with a bitter curse hurled it into the grate. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H. Rider Haggard They had been taken from their hinges, and as we afterwards found, hurled from the stairway to the ground two hundred feet beneath. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Happily the next door on which he hurled himself was the right one, and he dropped panting into an armchair. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Jack London The man saved his life by instinctively throwing out his arm, but was hurled backward to the floor with Buck on top of him. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

The moon rose like a flaming disc, hurled itself through the sky and swept back to its place again, while the black shoulders of the hills rocked and bent. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith Then the whitecoats were seen flowing over, the motley surging hosts from the city in pursuit—foam of a storm-torrent hurled forward by the black tumult of precipitous waters. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Radclyffe Hall But the very next moment she had seized a broken flower-pot and had hurled it hard and straight at the footman. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Robert Louis Stevenson All the while, I was being hurled along, and beaten upon and choked, and then swallowed whole; and the thing was so distracting to my wits, that I was neither sorry nor afraid. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

He stooped to get hold of his knife; and the next moment would have hurled himself out through the curtain, nearly, as prompt and fully as deadly to Heyst as an unexpected thunderbolt. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The huntsman encouraged the hounds that first caught the scent, hurled sharp words at them with a great noise. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Jack London As the sounds of the ship thrusting herself through the waves were hurled back upon us by the fog, so were one’s thoughts. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

He hurled the umbrella wrathfully into an excavation. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Jules Verne These three men had been hurled overboard by a collision which had taken place between the “Nautilus” and the United States frigate “Abraham Lincoln,” which had chased her. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Frenchman held up tho revolver which he grasped in his right hand, while with the left he hurled the German back into his chair. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

They also yelled, and laughed loud enough to deafen any one when one of us buried his head in the sand, having been thrown down by a shoe adroitly hurled under his feet. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

The Alsatian with a loud yelp hurled himself into the darkness. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

At the fourth he hurled the whole thing into the snow. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I grasped my bit of iron firmly by the end, and, swinging it furiously twice round my head, hurled it fiercely in the direction of the house right on the other side of the road. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

I scraped and rubbed until I was tired and finally picked up my brushes and hurled them through the canvas with a forcible expression, the tone alone of which reached Tessie’s ears. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Huggins was now hurled again on the ant-bed, from whence he had so nearly escaped, and the top of which having been flattened down, a slight trench had been made in it to receive the luckless wretch. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

James Joyce Mr Dedalus, peering through his glasses towards the veiled sun, hurled a mute curse at the sky. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle He little knew Etienne Gerard. With a spring I was on the platform, with another I was through the doorway, and then, hearing him in the corner, I hurled myself down upon the top of him. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle When at last, blinded and half-senseless, he staggered to his feet, it was only to be hurled back again into the great oaken chair. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Then a blinding flash split the air in front, and the crash of musketry almost in his face hurled him back. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope Every hard word hurled at Antony, and every note of praise heard in return, was evidence to him of his own power. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

The barrel, hurled a distance of thirty feet, cleared the barricade of dead bodies, and fell amidst a group of shrieking soldiers, who threw themselves on their faces. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

I had seen it there but half an hour before; there was no doubt that one of those awful and mysterious spasms of nature had hurled it from the heavens. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]