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 Meanings and Examples of HURL
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hurl
 v.  throw with great force; cast; toss
Classic Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  With him huge Periphas, and Automedon the armour-bearer, driver of Achilles' horses, with him all his Scyrian men climb the roof and hurl flames on the housetop.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
2  Third is Eurytion, thy brother, O Pandarus, great in renown, thou who of old, when prompted to shatter the truce, didst hurl the first shaft amid the Achaeans.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
3  Their wont was to hurl lances in Teutonic fashion; their head covering was stripped bark of the cork tree, their shield-plates glittering brass, glittering brass their sword.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
4  But at last his citizens, outwearied by his mad excesses, surround him and his house in arms, cut down his comrades, and hurl fire on his roof.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
5  Hope comes to kindle wrath; they hurl their missiles strongly; even as under black clouds cranes from the Strymon utter their signal notes and sail clamouring across the sky, and noisily stream down the gale.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
6  This side and that strive to hurl back the enemy, and fight hard on the very edge of Ausonia.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
7  Some rush to the separate gates, and cut down the guards of the entry, others hurl their steel and darken the sky with weapons.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
8  Aeneas thunders in arms, and threatens to overthrow and hurl to destruction the high Italian fortress; and already firebrands are flying on our roofs.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
9  "Let me see," said the Prince, "who dare stop him," fixing his eye on Cedric, whose attitude intimated his intention to hurl the Jew down headlong.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  I expect little aid from their hand," said Front-de-Boeuf, "unless we were to hurl them from the battlements on the heads of the villains.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  The Jew stepped back in this emergency, with more agility than could have been anticipated in a man of his apparent decrepitude; and, seizing up the pot, prepared to hurl it at his assailant's head.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
12  I was in time to see the beast spring upon its victim, hurl him to the ground, and worry at his throat.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
13  Dantes redoubled his efforts; he seemed like one of the ancient Titans, who uprooted the mountains to hurl against the father of the gods.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
14  Still I was but an agent, led on by an invisible and offended Deity, who chose not to withhold the fatal blow that I was destined to hurl.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
15  And thousands of Confederate troops had been withdrawn from the lines close about the city to hurl themselves against them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  "Watson! Behind you!" Holmes tried to exclaim, seeing the assassin hurl himself on his friend.
2  I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.
3  When I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm.
4  I did so, not at first aware what was his intention; but when I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm.
5  To start a rumour for me might not hurl away on my election.
6  In the past, armies used catapults to hurl heavy stones at enemy fortifications.
7  We were all hurled into the battle before the police dispersed us.
8  The strong wind hurled down bits of the roof.
9  He was hurled out of the hotel for stealing a silver cup.
10  The soldier picked up the unexploded bomb and hurled it away into the safety of the forest.
11  The soldier hurled the bomb into the enemy gun post.
12  At last they hurled huge stones at enemy's heads.
13  The sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks.
14  Gwen's aplomb in handling potentially embarrassing moments was legendary around the office; when one of her clients broke a piece of her best crystal, she coolly picked up her own goblet and hurled it into the fireplace.
15  His adversary hurled a spear to impale him.