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 Meanings and Examples of BLOW
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blow
 n.  a hard stroke with the hand or with a weapon
 v.  move creating an air current
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When there, a fresh altercation arose between them, in the course of which Drebber received a blow from the stick, in the pit of the stomach, perhaps, which killed him without leaving any mark.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
2  Turn which way he would, there appeared to be no avoiding the blow which hung over him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
3  Bewildered and stunned by this blow, Jefferson Hope felt his head spin round, and had to lean upon his rifle to save himself from falling.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
4  Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
5  His very first blow took a stable-lad from Foxwood on the skull and stretched him lifeless in the mud.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
6  She flushed, and the little breath too was audible that she drew in as once more he struck a blow at her faith.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
7  She had to steady the ruffle which threatened to blow away.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
8  Poole swung the axe over his shoulder; the blow shook the building, and the red baize door leaped against the lock and hinges.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
9  To cast it in with Hyde, was to die to a thousand interests and aspirations, and to become, at a blow and for ever, despised and friendless.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
10  Mr. Bounderby, who was always more or less like a Wind, finding something in his way here, began to blow at it directly.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V
11  My injunction is, Keep it quiet, and let it seem to blow over.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
12  The sudden and romantic appearance of his son in the lists at Ashby, he had justly regarded as almost a death's blow to his hopes.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  There is more than mere strength, there seems as if the whole soul and spirit of the champion were given to every blow which he deals upon his enemies.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  Accordingly, he raised his halberd, and would have laid the staff of it lustily on the Jew's shoulders, had not the Black Knight stopped the blow, and thereby transferred the Holy Clerk's resentment to himself.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
15  The Friar bared his brawny arm up to the elbow, and putting his full strength to the blow, gave the Knight a buffet that might have felled an ox.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
Example Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
16  He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
17  The loss of his father was a grievous blow.
18  They struck a blow for freedom.
19  She tried to blow a gray strand of hair from her eyes.
20  A hard blow on the ear deafened him for life.
21  The blow on his head stunned him for a moment.
22  She hit him a hard blow.
23  He collapsed under the full impact of the blow.
24  The impact of the blow knocked Jack off balance.
25  The impact of the blow sent me spinning like a top.
26  His loss would be a crushing blow to Liverpool's title hopes.
27  The deportations would be a death blow to the peace process.
28  Her reputation suffered a mortal blow as a result of the scandal.
29  He took a painful blow on the shoulder.
30  The old man chopped the block of wood in two with a single blow.