HANG's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of hang
v. suspend; fasten to some elevated point without support from below; hold for support
Why don't your juries hang murderers? Because they're afraid the man's friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark.
Sentence in Classic:
You see, I argued that if Drebber and his companion had become separated, the natural course for the latter would be to put up somewhere in the vicinity for the night, and then to hang about the station again next morning.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
From what you have told me I think that it is possible that graver issues hang from it than might at first sight appear.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Tom presently wondered to find that his coveted vacation was beginning to hang a little heavily on his hands.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
If she were to read this letter, she would be incapable of saying anything, she would only hang her head lower than ever.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And Levin, a happy father and husband, in perfect health, was several times so near suicide that he hid the cord that he might not be tempted to hang himself, and was afraid to go out with his gun for fear of shooting himself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose words the event seemed to hang, were as little voluntary as the actions of any soldier who was drawn into the campaign by lot or by conscription.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre looked over the wall of the trench and was particularly struck by a pale young officer who, letting his sword hang down, was walking backwards and kept glancing uneasily around.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His expression, considering the daggers, coming to this conclusion, gave Giles another peg on which to hang his rage as one hangs a coat on a peg, conveniently.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Uriah, having taken the pony to a neighbouring stable, was at work at a desk in this room, which had a brass frame on the top to hang paper upon, and on which the writing he was making a copy of was then hanging.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
One young gentleman was very anxious to hang up his cap for him; and another was so obliging as to put his hands in his pockets, in order that, as he was very tired, he might not have the trouble of emptying them, himself, when he went to bed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Yes, the two friends who had just been discussing the joys of camaraderie sat staring at one another like the portraits which, of old, used to hang on opposite sides of a mirror.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context