1 It would probably be difficult with Rhett acting so foolishly about Bonnie and probably wanting a son next year, for all that he said he'd drown any boy she gave him.
2 But now the flood was shot through with glory, and it was harder to drown at sunrise than in darkness.
3 Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4 It was a ghost that would not drown; it followed him, it seized upon him and beat him to the ground.
5 I have often sung to drown my sorrow, but seldom to express my happiness.
6 If you ever deny it again I'll drown you.
7 But the duck swam quickly to her, seized her head in its beak and drew her into the water, and there the old witch had to drown.
8 Father, you know very well that the general was not a man to drown himself in despair, and people do not bathe in the Seine in the month of January.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
9 Dantes would have shouted, but he knew that the wind would drown his voice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
10 she almost screamed, so as to drown his voice.
11 To the alleged insanity of the Swedes, Balashev wished to reply that when Russia is on her side Sweden is practically an island: but Napoleon gave an angry exclamation to drown his voice.
12 This caused people all over France to begin to slash at and drown one another.
13 For reasons known or unknown to us the French began to drown and kill one another.
14 The necessary tactics of insurrection are to drown small numbers in a vast obscurity, to multiply every combatant by the possibilities which that obscurity contains.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 13: CHAPTER II—AN OWL'S VIEW OF PARIS
15 It is in this manner that, in the blindness of a poor political economy, we drown and allow to float down stream and to be lost in the gulfs the well-being of all.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LAND IMPOVERISHED BY THE SEA