Phrases with "shoot"

I also did so on this bowie, which I bought in New York when I went on my last big-game shoot to the Rockies. I marked my things in this way so that the other fellows should not use them by mistake. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

W. H. Hudson The feeling occasionally bursts out in The Story of My Heart: “To shoot with a gun is nothing . Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Anthony Trollope He did not hunt or shoot or keep a yacht, and had been heard to say that he had never put a foot upon a race-course in his life. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson But that was just another shoot into the brown. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis One veteran lobbyist for steel corporations complained that there was no more sport in his hunting — you were not only allowed but expected to shoot all government purchasing-agents sitting. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

The wretch was going to shoot on sight. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Rudyard Kipling I was minded to shoot him, Sahib. But not to death. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope He tried to shoot you?” “And very nearly succeeded. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Frederick Marryat If it was a calf we might; but it is too heavy; and if we were to get it out alive, we must kill it afterwards, so we had better shoot it at once. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw a major of Cuirassiers draw his two holster pistols and shoot first his horse and then himself. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Oscar Wilde And it seems that you asked him not to shoot the hare. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray The nurse said she was come to nuss Master Fitzroy, and knew her duty; his grandmamma wasn’t his nuss, and was always aggrawating her — missus must shoot herself elsewhere. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Rudyard Kipling Then it would not be wrong to shoot them with their own guns, heh?’ ‘One is paid, I think, already,’ said Kim between his teeth. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Anthony Trollope To shoot a man who should lay hold of him or his horse, or endeavour to stop his horse, had seemed to him to be bare justice. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang He got plenty to run for, too, for all the hunters aimed at him, and tried to shoot him, and the dogs barked and ran after him wherever they got wind of him. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So I will frankly own that for me it was quite enough to see others shoot the chute, and that I came tamely down myself in the car. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

John Morley The first use he made of his liberty was to shoot yet another bolt at Maupertuis from Leipsic, more piercing than any that had gone before. Voltaire by John Morley

Rudyard Kipling YEARLY, with tent and rifle, our careless white men go By the pass called Muttianee, to shoot in the vale below. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Florence Dixie Then, whilst my brother and husband went out with their guns to shoot wild-duck, I busied myself writing a few last letters to friends at home. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

William Dampier They delight to keep together in great companies, and feed in mud or ponds, or in such places where there is not much water: they are very shy, therefore it is hard to shoot them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Henry James Verena liked it, for the most part; liked to shoot upward without an effort of her own and look down upon all creation, upon all history, from such a height. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith He kept from giddiness, though the whirl had lasted since he beheld the form of a wild forest girl, dancing, as it struck him now, over an abyss, on the plumed shoot of a stumpy tree. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The girl had just time to call out to him not to shoot her aunt, when he fired a second time, and then a third and a fourth, and again, quicker than the child could count. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

In this they always put a grizzled old hunter, about whom the yarn was that he never went to sleep, and could shoot anything a mile off. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

W. H. Hudson And yet I had no object in going — no motive which could be put into words; for although I carried a gun, there was nothing to shoot — the shooting was all left behind in the valley. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Sinclair Lewis She’d hoe the corn, she’d shoot the Indians, she’d nurse the babies — and if she couldn’t get Paris lingerie, she’d probably spin it. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

And then Tildy rather hoped that he would not shoot at her, for she was always loyal to Aileen; and she did not want to overshadow her friend. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Andrew Lang It happened that the king’s son had come out from the town very early to shoot birds, and when the sun grew hot he left tired. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I had got to shoot the elephant. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton It was at least some such infantile facts and fancies which led Evan again and again during his dehumanized imprisonment to go out as if to shoot the moon. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Jeremy Bentham The intention of Tyrrel was to shoot the king either in the hand or in the leg, but not in both; and rather in the hand than in the leg. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

A long, nearly upright shoot made four revolutions, moving against the sun, very regularly at an average rate of 3 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

E. Phillips Oppenheim I didn’t know that I was marrying a fool who would play polo and hunt and shoot whilst everyone else robbed him of his fortune. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Sinclair Lewis I suppose it’s up to me to go out and shoot him. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Well, this woman has a home down in Norfolk. She never lives there, but a son of hers goes there to fish and shoot now and then. Christopherson by George Gissing

Jeremy Bentham His intention was to shoot the king either in the leg or the hand, or in both, as it might happen. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

I threw him off in time to shoot the next man as he took his place. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Henry James If you fall they empty your pockets; the only chance is to shoot them first. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Rudyard Kipling You ain’t like to shoot yourself — not while there’s a chanst of liquor. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

You cannot well mistake the ant after you have once been in its company, for its sting is very severe, and you can hardly shoot the bird and pick it up without having five or six upon you. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Gissing So I mounted half a dozen bowmen, who will ride and shoot with any Hun, and as many stout fellows who can wield lance or throw javelin, and here they are at your gates. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

The hero of the night was Chico Mpamba; he must have caused a jealous pang to shoot through many a masculine bosom. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

He resisted furiously and attempted to shoot one of the police officers, resolutely refusing later to explain in any way certain things that they wanted to know. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Sir Walter Scott For my part, I never wish to see a kilt in the country again, nor a red-coat, nor a gun, for that matter, unless it were to shoot a paitrick; they’re a’ tarr’d wi’ ae stick. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Sir Archie, free from Dougal’s compelling presence, gave the gamekeeper peremptory orders not to shoot till he was bidden, and Carfrae at the kitchen door was warned to the same effect. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

G. K. Chesterton You want to be a shot to shoot small game. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

When I take command of this gang, for this bit of work or any other, my word’s law — do you hear? And if any man disputes it or disobeys my orders, by —— I’ll shoot him like a dog. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Ford Madox Ford He couldn’t shoot as well as Tietjens, or ride, or play a hand at auction. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson So, through a defective window-pane, you may see the passer-by shoot up into a hunchbacked giant or dwindle into a potbellied dwarf. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne A few foxes passed in the distance, and the Doctor lost another ball in attempting to shoot them. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Henry David Thoreau How long, pray, would a man hunt giraffes if he could? Snipes and woodcocks also may afford rare sport; but I trust it would be nobler game to shoot one’s self. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Eliot Confound it! I’m not bound to love Toryism better than my own flesh and blood, and the manor I shoot over. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Presently he heard a bustle behind him, and turned round just in time to see a noble buck cross the open, but too late to shoot at him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

F. Scott Fitzgerald Wish you’d shoot with Nancy Lamar some day and take all her money away from her. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

If they caught me they would shoot me beyond doubt. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Then let us go into the wood and shoot at sight, while you remain outside. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Once a fortnight the coal cart drives up to the door and men in leather jerkins carry the coal indoors in stout sacks smelling of tar and shoot it clanking into the coal-hole under the stairs. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle Shall I shoot that cursed dragoman for giving away the women?” The Colonel shook his head. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

John Galsworthy I’m all for the working man; but I’d shoot his leaders tomorrow. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells His followers manifestly did not mean either to upset or shoot him, but inexorably they drove him down, down. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Anthony Trollope When this is the case the corn runs direct from the weighing measure into the shoot that communicates with the canal boat. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells And when they try to shoot you — I shall be-behind you. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anthony Hope And — well, the king wanted to shoot me. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I shall undoubtedly shoot you before I’m taken, but it shall be your comfort to die amid expressions of esteem. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Wilkie Collins What can you possibly want with it now? We don’t shoot birds in England with rifle bullets. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

William Hope Hodgson That was all, and I knew that it was useless to shoot down into all that darkness. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Andrew Lang The master said to him, ‘Hunter, what are you aiming at?’ He answered, ‘Two miles from this place sits a fly on a branch of an oak; I want to shoot out its left eye. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oh, and the Blae Moss. They’re sure to want to shoot snipe. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

H. G. Wells I suppose it took her a minute or so to traverse the place, but to me she seemed to shoot across the room like a rocket. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

If I confess, they’ll shoot you, and if I refuse to confess, they’ll shoot you just the same. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Mr. Engleheart also informs me that he used during several years to shoot one of a pair of starlings which built in a hole in a house at Blackheath; but the loss was always immediately repaired. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

God grant we may not be too late!” We both rushed to the window; Bergheim to undo the shutter, and I to shoot down the first man in sight. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

D. H. Lawrence I’m not a woman not because I don’t want to shoot birds, neither because I don’t want to make money, or get on. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon — before the sealers came. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

I stood, with my finger on the trigger, determined to shoot him dead if he should attempt to enter the place where the Countess was. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

H. Rider Haggard If you can, when you see me point with my hand, shoot that man who is about to sacrifice the king. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Florence Dixie It was too late to set out that afternoon, so we passed the remainder of the day in trying to shoot some duck for supper. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

D. H. Lawrence And I ought to be allowed to shoot them. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood It was an admirable temperament, I felt; he could steer down rapids like a red Indian, shoot dangerous bridges and whirlpools better than any white man I ever saw in a canoe. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

An ydil man is like an hous that hath noone walles; the develes may entre on every syde or shoot at him at discovert by temptaciouns on every syde. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

No one expects you to shoot before daybreak. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Larose had not thought to shoot the bolt back after they had entered. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Eightscore yards distant from the mark from which the archers were to shoot stood ten fair targets, each target marked by a flag of the color belonging to the band that was to shoot thereat. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

There was a poker game at which sat players who were not all friends, as happens often where men ride in from afar to shoot Folly as she gallops. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Subpose you no shoot one time straight, look out. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

I remember in the Land League time how a man came one Saturday night to my window and told me there were holes drilled in the chapel door to shoot a boycotted man through while he was at mass. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had the gun that he took out of the wagon to shoot the prairie Chicken; all he had was the load that was in it. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling Their uniform, grey with red facings, is not lovely, but they know how to shoot and drill. Among the Railway Folk by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, one of our officers—a lieutenant he was—went off into the mountains to shoot one day, and he never came back. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

One thing more, if ever you see Andrew — shoot on sight. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Without doubt he did not believe that they would shoot a man so lightly. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Henriques had tried to shoot Laputa at the entrance of the cave for the sake of the collar and the treasure within. Prester John by John Buchan

H. G. Wells He wanted to shoot them, and he thought that to shoot them would be a quite horrible thing to do. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope It was in this cottage that Frank Greystock was to be sheltered with his friend, when he came down to shoot what Lady Eustace had called her three annual grouse. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

After a shoot has wound round a stick, if this be withdrawn, it retains for a time its spiral form; it then straightens itself, and again commences to revolve. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Sinclair Lewis Terry strolled up and snorted, “Hello, Slim. All O.K.? Lez shoot the stuff through the customs. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

R. D. Blackmore Rickon Goold wanted to shoot him, for they had got a gun with them, and he feared to leave him there. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

So if she were caught, these men of evil might shoot her with the callousness they would a dog. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

I heard it said of late he was shot, but I think myself it would be hard to shoot him. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

But I did not want to shoot the elephant. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope He could not shoot his rival or knock him over the head, nor could he carry off his girl, as used to be done in rougher times. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim The moment they are in the slightest danger they shoot to kill. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

I’ll shoot you one night with a pistol with a silencer on it. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Mary Webb I’ll shoot ’em dead!’ ‘If you shoot a blackbird, the milk’ll turn bloody,’ said Hazel; but Vessons paid no heed. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

The brute! on my soul, I’d like to shoot it. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Moreover, I did not in the least want to shoot him. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Tobias Smolle So you had best be civil, and let us shoot a head, clear of you. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

In the meanwhile cows were driven in, which the king ordered his Wakungu to shoot with carbines; and as they missed them, he showed them the way to shoot with the Whitworth, never missing. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

R. D. Blackmore It was not in their power to shoot off four. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

G. K. Chesterton I’d shoot ’em down!” “That would surely be a little harsh,” I pleaded. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

T. E. Lawrence Mohammed Said, not so brave as his brother, was taken in his house, and gaoled in the Town Hall. Again I itched to shoot him, but waited till we had the other. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Guy de Maupassant Naturally, I capture you and I shoot you. Two Friends (A Fishing Excursion) (Deux Amis) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

And of their ribs and of the pens of their wings, men make bows, full strong, to shoot with arrows and quarrels. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Arthur Conan Doyle We shoot alternately; first, one of our fellows, then one of them, and so on—you understand?” “Yes, I understand that. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling We’ll start a boat on the Dal or cross the Rhotang — shoot ibex or loaf — which you please. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

This is easily proved; for when the lower half or two-thirds of a long revolving shoot is tied to a stick, the upper free part continues steadily revolving. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Walter Scott It is better breaking a park-pale to watch a doe or damsel than to shoot an old man. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

He saw two duellists going to fight, In fear they could not smother; And he shot one through at once — for he knew They never would shoot each other. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

He was hoping to shoot a rabbit, and sitting perfectly still, was waiting for one to appear. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet I do not see any men who bend so strong a bow or shoot as true a shaft as those whom I have known. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Anthony Trollope When a man tells me that he can shoot better than I, I tell him that my keeper can shoot better than he. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Henry James If a man loves his own State, therefore, and is content to be ruined with her, let us shoot him, if we can, but allow him an honourable burial in the soil he fights for. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

On going to shoot doves, we, to our astonishment, put up a snipe. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Edith Wharton I heard him shoot back the bolt of the outer door and a moment later I stood alone in the garden. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Sir Walter Scott Tausend deyvils, man! do ye think that he could rise out of the earth to shoot another man?’ A light here began to break upon Glossin’s confusion of ideas. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

He can not die by your pistols, though you shoot very fast and straight. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

The condition of her being able to get close enough to Mussolini to shoot at him was that he should be a corpse. Collected Essays by George Orwell

R. D. Blackmore This opening is something like the grain shoot of a mill, or a screen for riddling gravel, so steep is the pitch of the ground, and so narrow the shingly ledge at the bottom. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jim, flying for his life, hiding from every honest man, every policeman in the country looking after him, and authorised to catch him or shoot him down like a sheep-killing dog. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The ellipses were small; the longer diameter, described by the apex of a shoot bearing a pair of not expanded leaves, was only 4. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

His tremendous reach gave him an advantage, he was as light on his legs as a fencer, and his arms seemed to shoot out with the force of a steam-hammer. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Sinclair Lewis Get an A.D.T. boy and shoot it up here quick. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

If it wasn’t for that ere Black Hawk — damn him! — I can’t help it, sir; I will damn him, if he shoot me for it — you’d been a Chef d’Escadron by now. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope The best thing to do would be to shoot myself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald They make me shoot from a cup now because once I get the feel of a pair of dice they just roll for me. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

All day we shoot at the grouse like sportsmen. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope On the Tuesday he hunted with the U.R.U., and made his arrangements with Runciman. He invited Hampton to shoot with him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather I hope you boys never shoot wild birds?” Lou and Oscar grinned, and Ivar shook his bushy head. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Rudyard Kipling A special place is given to me to shoot at the enemy singly. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

If, however, something starts up opposite them, they no longer simply shoot or feel, they hit and know. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Gaston Leroux The orders were to shoot all the other condemned revolutionaries first, then Vlassof, then his sister. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

G. K. Chesterton And Innocent had told me he was going to shoot at Dr. Warner; so it wasn’t worth while to come down. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Dthemetri did not shoot him for fear of waking me. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Maurandia Barclayana. — A thin, slightly bowed shoot made two revolutions, following the sun, each in 3 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Robert Louis Stevenson The rock was proveesioned free the shore with vivers, the thing was ill-guided, and there were whiles when they but to fish and shoot solans for their diet. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith I shoot my arrows at a mark that is pretty certain to return them to me. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Rudyard Kipling I myself will shoot him when I return. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

John Galsworthy Stop ’em having babies by hook or crook; and then shoot a slum landlord or two — deal with both ends. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

I tried to shoot the bird, but my aim was so bad that I could not do her this mercy, and at last she flew away, and I saw her no more. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

F. Scott Fitzgerald You’ve shot a lot of arrows but did you shoot any birds?” “I leave the birds to Dick,” said Maury hurriedly. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Willa Cather You remember how the old man used to put it over us kids and not let us carry a gun in there? I’m just mean enough to like to shoot along that creek a little better than anywhere else, now. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Anthony Trollope Sometimes he would affect to shoot grouse, but hunting, not grouse-shooting, was his passion as a sportsman. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ford Madox Ford Or by Field-Marshal Count von Brunkersdorf! Who had ordered them to shoot down the chimney of the Bailleul steam laundry. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

And you, Henry, where is your spear, your musket? Let us see!” “Sire,” said Henry, “of what use is a musket? I know that your Majesty likes to shoot the beast when the dogs have caught it. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Then, as the thunder pealed, he saw a motor car shoot out like a bullet upon the marsh road. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Proposed to shoot our informant, so as to prevent his playing the double traitor and reporting our proceedings. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Upon this I proposed to Agnew, the second mate, that we should go ashore, shoot some seals, and bring them back. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Rudyard Kipling As soon as it realized that it was a crowd we saw the shiver of horror and mutual repulsion shoot across it precisely as the steely flaws shot across the lake outside. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

H. G. Wells He must fight like a rat in a corner and oblige them to shoot him. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

D. H. Lawrence I shall get one of the Manbys’ gamekeepers to shoot him. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Then I went to him, only the very day before he was killed, and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t leave the neighbourhood at once. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

George Meredith He asked in return to have the liberty to shoot on his own grounds, and rear the marks for his shot, treating the question of indemnification as a gentleman should. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We shoot so much worse than the English. Your husband, with only six guns, did wonderfully to-day. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

The place where he was tolling was low and swampy, and my legs not having quite recovered from the effects of the sun, I sent the Indian to shoot the campanero. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Rudyard Kipling We receive all these cattle — Anarchists, Socialists, and ruffians of every sort — and then we shoot them. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We live on the brink of a volcano, and you shoot pheasants. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Wilkie Collins Threatens, if any man attempts to take her away, he’ll shoot her, and shoot the man, and shoot himself. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

R. D. Blackmore In my opinion there never could be a more shameful murder than to shoot me; and yet but for you it would surely have been done. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He must not die — they cannot shoot him, for that other’s sake!” Trent sat motionless, but his thoughts ran on in an interminable whirl. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

H. Rider Haggard I, with Sir Henry and Umslopogaas, would go out to shoot something for the pot. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Henry Kingsley I will call it after you, my dear Major.” “You have got to shoot him first,” said the Major. “I’ll soon do that,” said the Doctor, bursting into the room-door. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

This, the next place we arrived at, was N’yamgundu’s own residence, where I stopped a day to try and shoot buffaloes. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

It is, therefore, not strange that men shoot 250 in an hour or so. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope What number does he shoot with generally? I fancy the birds are wilder with you than with us. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott But I gie him up, the villain! To shoot Charles Hazlewood, and before the young ladies, poor innocent things! I gie him up. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Arthur Conan Doyle Hey, shoot him! Stop him!” But it was too late. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

You didn’t shoot me just now when you might have done, and I’ll put that down to your credit. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Sinclair Lewis The Reverend Dr. Quentin Yarrow, pastor of St. Anselm’s P.E., is a fine man, very broad-minded and well-read, and just as ready to take a drink or shoot a game of golf as any regular guy. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle What are you but the paid tool of the capitalists, hired by them to club or shoot your poorer fellow citizen?” “Well, well, we won’t argue about that,” said the police officer good-humouredly. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

He can only shoot one man, even if his aim is good, which it’s not likely to be. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

E. Phillips Oppenheim He lets Ryson shoot himself and keeps you on in your place. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

H. G. Wells Even when the bombs were bursting and they tried to shoot me. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sinclair Lewis All the leaders of Prohibition, so certain that their cause was world-regenerating that for it they were willing to shoot down violators. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

For instance, a shoot of the Ceropegia, revolved in 6 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope He would take down two or three stiff books which he certainly would never read, and would shoot a few pheasants, and possibly ride one of his future brother-in-law’s horses with the hounds. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I don’t believe he knows how to shoot his arrows — no, indeed, he is a coward; — he creeps up like an assassin in the twilight. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

H. G. Wells But I didn’t really believe he was man enough to shoot and even now I do not believe that. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That morning, however, half-way up Ludgate Hill, a spectator was seen to break through the little line and, taking a deliberate aim, to shoot one of the horses of the King’s coach through the head. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

However, the man turned out to be past fifty years of age, an old soldier, whom Gerard remembered to have seen shoot at the butts with admirable force and skill. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

W. H. Hudson The only arrow-heads at this spot were about half an inch long, and were probably used only to shoot small birds and mammals. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Anthony Trollope There was no attempt at shooting the pheasants, or even preparing to shoot them, so great was the general depression. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I will go but a few yards to yon oak-tree, and hide behind it; the dogs will follow me, and, as they come out, shoot as many as you can, the rest will I brain as they come round the tree. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing Having lit a new candle, he occupied himself in making a fire, and, as soon as the blaze began to shoot up cheerfully in the grate, he made some water warm and washed in it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

To whom would it occur that a prisoner would make up his mind to escape by day in the eyes of the whole prison?” “And they’ll shoot him down,” the woman said trembling. Mother by Maksim Gorky

E. Phillips Oppenheim We learnt to shoot in the dark or in the light. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Don’t shoot each other, and don’t keep it up too long, that’s all I ask. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Seven baronies to shoot for ten and five guineas. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Borrow He now thought of making his way into France, but was afraid to venture through the disturbed provinces, lest he should fall into the hands of the Carlists, who he conceived might shoot him as a spy. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

E. Phillips Oppenheim A man cannot shoot himself through the heart and throw a revolver a long distance away afterward. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]