Phrases with "shot"

Arthur Machen He shot and shot again; so heavy and firm was the ancient door, so stout its bolts and fastenings. The Terror by Arthur Machen

H. Rider Haggard It frightened me very much, but I shot it in the ear and it fell dead, and I have its skin upon my bed. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle The forests of masts which shot up like a pinegrove above the roofs of the houses bore witness to the great trade both with Ireland and with the Plantations which had built up so flourishing a city. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle They shot me, Gerard. But you will tell the Marshal that I did my best. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Through the gateway we passed into the avenue, where the wheels were again hushed amid the leaves, and the old trees shot their branches in a sombre tunnel over our heads. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

James Joyce An elderly man shot up near the spur of rock a blowing red face. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins He is in perfect health, and he is the best shot among us. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

It was the only specimen that I saw during my three years upon the West African Coast — a great contrast to that of Zanzibar, where half a dozen may be shot in a single day. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Then, when a shot had crippled the beast, Colin was on its track like a flash to pull it down. Prester John by John Buchan

Charles Dickens The young Prince was sent to Portsmouth, Father Petre went off like a shot to France, and there was a general and swift dispersal of all the priests and friars. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

To that one shot they both vanished as if by enchantment, the fellow I had hit knocking off his friend below. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry Kingsley And the cornet shot a quail, and a hare, and a long-tailed francolin, like a pheasant, and a wood-pigeon. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

She felt as though she were advancing on a masked battery, and at any moment a shot might strike her from the most unexpected quarter. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang And the branch shot up into a tree, and was heavy with flowers, and the talking bird nestled in its branches. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray Max, the second best archer, shot and missed. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Guy de Maupassant They fought with each other to have a shot at him, filed off in front of the corpse, and kept firing on at him, as people at a funeral keep sprinkling holy water in front of a coffin. The Horrible by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Evidently he had just taken a shot at the Civil Guards on the roof. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle But presently the decent citizen began to understand that he was the next bird to be shot at. The Last Resource by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Makepeace Thackeray The prisoner had fired one shot himself and then called oh his companion in guilt to discharge another. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry Handel Richardson The young man shot a single glance of distaste round him; then, hunching his shoulders, made for a narrow street that led to the centre of the town. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

A bullet has been recently shot from one of these chambers. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I remembered you were the detective who always carried a pistol and you’ve shot a lot of people in your time. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Henry David Thoreau I have by me one of a pair of ospreys, which have for some years fished in this vicinity, shot by a neighboring pond, measuring more than two feet in length, and six in the stretch of its wings. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

He was powerless, fettered hand and foot as though he were a prisoner; a night’s absence, and he would be shot as a deserter. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Abraham Merri From the Dweller shot a shimmering tentacletouched him — recoiled. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman And — he went on the track of his wife, and he found her, and he shot her dead; it was in all the papers at the time; then he disappeared. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

But the moment they showed their heads above the rampart, they were shot down by the unerring marksmen within, or stretched on the ground by a blow of a Tlascalan maquahuitl. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

T. E. Lawrence Abdulla was troubled to understand why the British shot their abandoned beasts. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He can’t have been of normal mind and I don’t wonder that, accustomed to that dangerous drug, he shot himself. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

My young reader will say, “Why did not Denys shoot him?” Denys did shoot him; every day of his life; other arbalestriers shot him; archers shot him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

You were so excited that if I had interrupted you with a word you might have shot me out of hand. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Apparently there was nothing that one could do except stand still and be shot at. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, when we were left, they crept up with their rifles and shot the men who were about to murder us. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Henry James Mrs. Burrage and Olive, as the latter shot past, exchanged a glance which represented quick irony on one side and indiscriminating defiance on the other. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle When a few weeks later it was reported in the papers that Wilcox had been shot at from an ambuscade, it was an open secret that McMurdo was still at work upon his unfinished job. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Kenneth Grahame One big, mottled arm shot out and caught Toad by a fore-leg, while the other gripped him fast by a hind-leg. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

These were nice to shoot with, but they were wildly inaccurate, and as their cartridges had no clips they could only be fired one shot at a time. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Andrew Lang Every shot fell short, or went wide of the mark; and at last, just as darkness was setting in, he lost sight altogether of the beast. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang At the fork of the trail, on their way home, they met the youngest, who had taken the left-hand road, and had shot a bear for himself. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frederick Marryat It is impossible to get within shot of the others without passing a bull, and depend upon it our passage will be disputed; and moreover, the herd will take to flight, and we shall get nothing at all. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

From the land of Kiev 110 there rode many a warrior and the savage Petschenegers. 111 With the bow they often shot at the birds which flew there; to the very head they drew the arrows on the bows. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is not everyone who can play with firearms and get a discharge of shot into his leg which penetrates less than a quarter of an inch below the surface. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

G. K. Chesterton I shot a man to prevent his being shot. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

A great blob shot in through the window, open at the top, and spat wide on Gourlay’s cheek. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

George MacDonald I shot down the stair, and into the hall of alabaster. Lilith by George MacDonald

Richard Hakluy Then our master shot his boar spear and struck him in the head, and made him to take the water, and swim into a cove fast by, where we killed him and brought him aboard. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Arthur Conan Doyle Any shot directed at this person might hit the sash. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

William Hope Hodgson Then the oars were dipped, the boat shot out of the patch of light, and the — the thing went nodding into the mist. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

I never knew the manin’ of it for more than a month afther I shot poor Art through the two calves. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It was evident that the shot was fatal. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

The shot Davidson let off down the skylight had hit no one; but he ran to the edge of the cabin-top and at once opened fire at the dark shapes rushing about the deck. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

And so it fell out that not a shot followed the mounted bushrangers into the night, and that long before the bank shutters were battered in the flying trio were miles away. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Anthony Trollope As he descended, the landlord shot him dead, and one of his soldier’s shot the landlord dead. North America by Anthony Trollope

Alec shot a wild turkey or bustard to-day. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

G. K. Chesterton Are you an admirer of your great kinsman, Mr. Fisher?” “Rather,” said Mr. Fisher. “He’s the best shot I know. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Arrangements were being made to have him shot from a boat on the river. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Zen ’e move about not two minutes, and ’e suddenly call out ‘A-a-ah!’ and I ‘ear ze shot and ’im falling down. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

H. G. Wells He got an idea that he had been shot at. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Do you know how to use it?” “Yes, I’ve shot several times with Mr. Avon’s,” she nodded, and she hoped he would not note the blush which had come into her face. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Sinclair Lewis He shot his wife, he shot Zilla, this noon. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Nikola supported himself on his elbow, and, as coolly as if he were picking off a pigeon, shot him dead. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

But Tony had another shot in his locker. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

I am convinced, in my own mind, that many a determined and unsuspecting bachelor has been shot down by this sudden manoeuvre before he was aware that he was within reach of the battery. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Thomas Hardy The Cap’n had a narrow escape, like many o’ the rest — a shot shaved his ankle like a razor. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Thomas Wolfe The third had ended when her husband shot himself. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Edith Wharton It was not the same river, but a mystic current shot with moonlight. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

D. H. Lawrence Mrs. Thomas shot a look of joy at the white-clad young man who lounged so scornfully on the hearth. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

He had secured another revolver and he leveled it at Trenmore. “Surrender, my man, or you’ll be shot where you stand!” came his terse command. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

John Galsworthy He saw the bronco fall, dropped by a shot from John T. Bronson, and the screen disclose the words: “Hairy Pete grows desperate. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

They are easily shot in these trees during the months of December, January and part of February. The greater part of them disappear after this, and probably retire far away to breed. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Leon Trotsky Friedrich Adler, son of Victor Adler, shot Count Stürgkh, the Austro-Hungarian premier, on October 21, 1916. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In I shot again, to make one at the conference. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

A warning quiver shot through the scaffold. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

George Meredith If I were but shot into the House from a little girl’s eye!’ With this I took her arm gaily, walked with her, and had nearly overreached myself with excess of cunning. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

But abuse of hospitality was never one of my strokes, and it seems to me the only shot he’s got. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Benjamin Disraeli I have seen him stand in a field like that, with the shot falling about him like hail, and caring no more for them than peas. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

H. G. Wells They vanished over the bank and were a quarter of a mile off before any of our men could scramble up for a shot at them. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

H. G. Wells Above it the cliff projected so that we could not be shot down upon, and below was an almost sheer precipice of perhaps two or three hundred feet. The Flying Man by H. G. Wells [1893]

Then for perhaps two seconds the man who had shot him bent once over his friend, before turning round again and racing off at his utmost speed to disappear over a rise in the ground. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Then from behind the black and wavy line of the forests a column of golden light shot up into the heavens and spread over the semicircle of the eastern horizon. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

John Galsworthy All they’ll swallow is that on a civilian expedition he shot one man and flogged others. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

The shot followed close upon it, and he guessed some mischief had been done, though he did not suspect its extent. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Jules Verne The Doctor shot several, and among them one or two cranes and a solitary stork. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

At the second shot he did not collapse but climbed with desperate slowness to his feet and stood weakly upright, with legs sagging and head drooping. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

There had been a fight and then he had been shot with his own gun. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

H. G. Wells Then we took the mule and shot it, and that must needs go over the cliff too in its last struggles, leaving eight of us. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Mark Twain At Beit Jin, where nobody had interfered with him, he crept out of his tent at dead of night and shot at what he took to be an Arab lying on a rock, some distance away, planning evil. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

G. K. Chesterton IT was not until the following evening, as already noted, that the news came that the Governor had fallen by a shot from an unknown hand. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

H. G. Wells Out he shot into Hill Street again, three hundred yards from the tram-line end, and immediately he became aware of a tumultuous vociferation and running people. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Andrew Lang When the wizard came, his eyes shot forth flames of fury. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nembutal capsules or no Nembutal capsules, altered prescription or prescription as it originally was, the fact remained that a left-handed man would not have shot himself with his right hand. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Certainly not a shot was sent after me, and I settled down for a steady gallop northward, pleasantly assured of being at least twenty minutes ahead of any effective pursuit. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Henry Handel Richardson What is it?” “My dear, if you had gone through what I did to-night! I suppose I may as well out with it; for as usual with your wild shot you have hit the bull’s-eye. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne To escape this dust, which might have interfered with the working of the screws, the “Albatross” shot up some six thousand feet into a purer atmosphere. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Adam Lindsay Gordon And Ingleside came to my side, strong and game, And once he appear’d to outstrip me, But I felt the steel gore, and I shot to the fore, Only Cadger seem’d likely to whip me. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

That lonely pistol shot was, he felt, the bell to ring up the curtain on the last act of the play. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Willa Cather But nobody was brave enough to say anything to the Cure. One day, when she was with her Bavarian in the wood, she snatched up his revolver from the ground and shot herself. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry James He had from that moment a charge of shot in him, and it slowly worked its way to a vital part. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Leo Tolstoy After them came a soldier, the one who had shot the man. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

At that age I was not squeamish about killing animals, but I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling Then he coughed and fell over to his own right, and I saw that he had been shot in the stomach. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

That, if it came to shooting I should have to move like lightning to get my shot in first. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

How swiftly it shot from his ken, flashing in and out among the yachts, where the lamps were burning dimly in that clear radiance of new-born day. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Abraham Merri The hum of Sirk shot higher, became louder, in it a note of madness. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Sir Richard Burton When thou hast shot him he shall fall into the sea, and the horse will also drop at thy feet. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

H. G. Wells All the private heart searchings of this period of resistance and delay were shot with the reiteration of what had been through all the six years of intercourse an unsettled perplexity. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sir Walter Scott Three such volleys were fired without a shot being returned from within. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

H. G. Wells They began to be shot at near Findon Beeches, but at first only with a rook rifle. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Edith Wharton Then he shot a glance round the sepulchral place, clutched my sleeve and said, close to my ear: “It was not always so. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Walter Scott One or two of these scoundrel statesmen should be shot once a year, just to keep the others on their good behaviour. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Soon forest trees shot up before my eyes, and robed their broad shoulders so freshly, that all the throngs of olives as they rose into view looked sad in their proper dimness. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Willa Cather Then at the appointed, at the acute, moment, the soprano voice, like a fountain jet, shot up into the light. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

John Morley Voltaire shot a penetrative ray through the clouds of doubt, out of which Pascal had made an apology for mysticism. Voltaire by John Morley

The danger is when a ship has got all sail set and one of these bursts of wind is shot out at her; then her masts go overboard in no time. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

The call-boy shot a bullet head through Diabolo’s door, and cried for band parts. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

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

Olaf Stapledon Modern capitalist society is shot through and through with vestiges of feudalism, which ceased long ago to have any direct bearing on economic conditions. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Rudyard Kipling I’m Fenner that fought the seven Portugals — clean out of shot or bullets. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson And, the prank being repeated, the sand-caked little body vanishing in the limpid water to bob up shining like ivory, the tips of their tongues shot out and surreptitiously moistened their lips. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim He rushed here through her bathroom, found the burglar in the room and already collecting the jewels, and was shot through the heart. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

There was a slight grinding noise for a second or two, and then Patterson gave a shout: “Full steam ahead!” The bell answered like magic and instantly the schooner shot forward. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle Round shot were racked round the wall, and three great hogsheads of powder made a stand for dishes and for bottles. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

The two men then went into the shed, but almost immediately the detective heard the car being started, and in a few seconds it shot into view and took its way along the marsh road. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle His hair and whiskers were shot with gray, and his face was all crinkled and puckered like a withered apple. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Colchester was reached in not many minutes over the hour, and then at the direction of Carter, the car turned out of the main road and shot like a bullet down some narrow winding lanes. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

H. G. Wells The earlier animals, hot and weary with their grovelling, shot vicious glances at him. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells After all, it wasn’t such a very bad shot to land in the vicarage garden, and that practically is what I did. My First Aeroplane by H. G. Wells [1910]

Abraham Merri Out shot the arm again; hooked its hammer tip over the parapet, tore away a stretch of the breastwork as though it had been cardboard. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Henry Handel Richardson She shot round it, and was lost to sight. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott In Inverriggon, Campbell’s own quarters, nine men were first bound by the soldiers, and then shot at intervals, one by one. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

M. P. Shiel I knew that he was much the best shot on the ship, and I an indifferent one: but I did not care, I did not care, if I was killed. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Then the poachers turned to run, Fred with them; a shot was fired after them and hit one of their body — but not Fred, as Rimmer had supposed. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

Jack London The shot missed, and the next moment I was screaming and motioning the signals. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I expect you will worm it out of the poor fellow who shot him. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

George MacDonald As THEY flew, so fast they went that the sea slid away from under them like a great web of shot silk, blue shot with grey, and green shot with purple. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Meredith Fun, at any cost, is the one object worth a shot in such a world. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Then if the body’s ever found — perhaps it’ll be thought he fell over that high bank and shot himself accidentally. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Andrew Lang But how bright it was! Out of the book shot a streak of light which grew into a large tree and spread its branches far above the student. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce It shot down the groove, wobbled a while, ceased, ogling them: six. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Margaret Oliphant No man will ever be shot down behind a hedge by a Highlander: so if you should resolve to turn them out to-morrow, my lord, ye need stand in no personal fear. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Abraham Merri Lugur pressed again, and a blue light shot from the box and lighted on the spark. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

A small grill in the door shot back, and a man asked Grant’s business. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

The habit was simply to shoot some man belonging to the seducer’s or to the ravisher’s village; the latter shot somebody in the nearest settlement, and so on till the affair was decided. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Virginia Woolf Then she got into the lift, for the good reason that the door stood open; and was shot smoothly upwards. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

He is quite satisfied the man shot himself. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

James Payn I would have shot any man that had jumped into our pit, spade in hand, just as I would have shot a dog. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Having shot me, do what you may to interrupt my business; to lose my papers and accounts; to prevent my recovery, and to blast my reputation — Sir, I shall have compensation for all. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The birds shot past only about ten yards to my right, and I could easily have got the white-front, but I would as soon have shot my mother. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

E. F. Benson So once more the door into the garden opened, and out shot Mrs Weston. Olga by this time had made her tour of the garden, and might she see the house? She might. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

John Galsworthy In this he would make little fires, and cook the birds he had not shot with his gun, hunting in the coppice and fields, or the fish he did not catch in the pond because there were none. Awakening by John Galsworthy

Charles Kingsley A full hour passed before they saw anything more of their Indian neighbors; and then from under the bushes shot out a canoe, on which all eyes were fixed in expectation. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith It ‘s amusing to be shot at too, by a lady who ‘s a good marksman! And birds and hares are always willing to wait for us; they keep better alive. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Andrew Lang They arranged that she should stay at home with Benjamin and help him in the house work, while the rest of the brothers went out into the wood and shot hares and roe-deer, birds and wood-pigeons. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oscar Wilde As for bringing the whole thing before the world—the world thinks that Cyril Graham shot himself by accident. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

Anyway, I’ll have a shot at it. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Mark Twain If he had got a Bedouin, what would he have done with him — shot him? He smiled a smile of grim contempt and shook his head. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Meredith If a shot should strike you—” “Tell her I died loving her with all my soul!” cried Ammiani. Violetta’s frame quivered as if he had smitten her. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence There was a sound of a window opening upstairs, then March’s voice calling: ‘Who is it?’ ‘It’s me,’ said Henry; ‘I’ve shot the fox. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Oscar Wilde Three times the outstretched arms shot up convulsively, waving grotesque stiff-fingered hands in the air. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Jeremy Bentham Sir Walter shot the king in the right leg, as he was plucking a thorn out of it with his left hand. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells Then suddenly a shot close by. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Her arms were gliding from about his neck, and her shot limbs were sinking to the earth as he caught her up where she dropped to his feet. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Arnold Bennett The skirt of her dark grey dress was torn and dirty, and the usually trim Nella looked as though she had been shot down a canvas fire-escape. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Charles Dickens In the afternoon we shot down some rapids where the river boiled and bubbled strangely, and where the force and headlong violence of the current were tremendous. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Suddenly in that slumbering air a shot was heard. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope A few years since all the Mildmays in England, one after another, would have had a shot at the young nobleman. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Rudyard Kipling A few minutes after the murder, a two-year-old cub came trotting along the hillside, and was bowled over by a very pretty shot behind the left ear and through the palate. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope I am about as hard as a milestone, but I’ll be shot if I could have done it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Some days after Colonel Gold carried this fortress at the head of his troops, and that day heard the first shot fired of the native war. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

And mingled with these dreams of power and patriotic service there was another series of a different quality and a different colour, like the antagonistic colour of a shot silk. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Rudyard Kipling I’m the crack shot of the ‘ole bloomin’ battalion. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Machen From a sort of tower of this building a great arm shot out and hung a round clock-face over the street, and Meyrick experienced another shock when he saw that it was even later than he had feared. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

E. Phillips Oppenheim He changed the control swiftly and they shot upwards, then he turned round to Léon who was seated there looking steadily ahead, his cap slouched down over his eyes and little of his face to be seen. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

William Makepeace Thackeray The warrior leaned on his enormous rifle, and faced the King. “And it was with that carabine that you shot Wolfe in ‘57?” said Louis, eying the warrior and his weapon. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Willa Cather He had an inexhaustible stock of stories about their crimes and follies, how they bribed the courts and shot down their butlers with impunity whenever they chose. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

His thoughts turned to Emma Paul; and a glow, bright as the declining sun rays, shot up in his heart. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mr. Hilton Cubitt had been shot through the heart. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Later the rumour took a more definite shape: Nin had been shot in prison by the secret police and his body dumped into the street. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

I sprang up and,” he shrugged his shoulders, “the pistol was on the desk and I shot him. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle That there should have been only one shot showed that it had been all over in an instant. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Richard Hakluy The next day in the morning we stood in near the shore and shot off a fauconet, and sounded our trumpet, but we could hear nothing of our men. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Most of the faces were pale on the quarter-deck; it was very trying to be shot at, and hit, and make no return. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

There were many antelopes there, some of which both Grant and I shot for the good of the pot, and he also killed a crocute hyena. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Tongues of flame darted through each loophole and shot sparks and fiery flakes into the night. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sinclair Lewis Golly! Think of meeting somebody you know in THIS town! I’m leaving tomorrow, and this is the first time I’ve had a shot at any home-grown conversation. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The heavy iron bolt, in like manner, had only to be shot into its place. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

It was not three minutes since Larose had risen from the dinner table and now he was lying in the middle of the drive, shot through the right lung. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

William Makepeace Thackeray I shot a hen, I know, greatly to my delight. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle Away in the distance before and behind, the green boughs, now turning in places to a coppery redness, shot their broad arches across the track. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Walter Crane The first angel in this group (on the left) wears green shot with gold, with shot green and gold wings, the human being in dark olive and rich crimson red. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

They assured each other that she couldn’t have been long about it — “Just shot down like a flat-iron. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arnold Bennett Mr. Critchlow shot a glance at her over his spectacles and continued steadily reading. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing See your mistake! Each one of these behind me has more arrows in store than all your number, and never shot bolt from bow without piercing the mark. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle From the open door a broad golden bar was shot across the lawn from the lamp in the hall. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Dr. Simeon, however, was reputed to be very good with a rifle and, now armed with a small rook one, he had come to the pond to see if he could get a shot at the marauders. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Gertrude Stein One day she told him that she liked his photographs of her better than any that had ever been taken except one snap shot I had taken of her recently. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Bram Stoker That shot of yours, whether by instinct or intention, of the hawk and the pigeon was peculiarly apposite. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

H.P. Lovecraft Many seemed so limitless that they must have had a frontage of several thousand feet, while some shot up to mountainous altitudes in the grey, steamy heavens. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Henry Kingsley Of the latter five were shot down, three wounded, and the rest captured, save two. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

With this he shot Iring, the Danish hero, so that the shaft stood forth from his head. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway