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shriek
 n.  sharp, shrill outcry or scream; wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like
Classic Sentence: (114 in 8 pages)
1  Mammy gave a little shriek and retreated and from a distance of a yard, modestly elevated her dress a few inches and showed the ruffle of a red taffeta petticoat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
2  Now the other side presented itself to Lily, the volcanic nether side of the surface over which conjecture and innuendo glide so lightly till the first fissure turns their whisper to a shriek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  And perhaps, at mid-day, in the fairest weather, with one half-throttled shriek you drop through that transparent air into the summer sea, no more to rise for ever.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
5  Passing through the doorway the door smote him full, and the shriek which followed brought the dancing to a halt.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  At the same instant the car was assailed by a most terrifying shriek; the visitors started in alarm, the women turned pale and shrank back.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  Tis the horrid shriek that a horse will give in his agony; oftener drawn from him in pain, though sometimes in terror.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
8  A loud shriek from the younger of the sisters, and the form of the other standing upright before him, in bewildered horror, was the unexpected answer he received.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
9  A single, wild, despairing shriek rose from the cavern, and all was hushed again as the grave.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
10  The youth gave a shriek as he confronted the thing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
11  In his endeavor there was a dreadful earnestness, as if he conceived that one great shriek would make him well.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
12  A wild shriek came pealing down the stairway.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
13  She started up, with a faint shriek.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
14  The shriek had perhaps sounded with a far greater power, to his own startled ears, than it actually possessed.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
15  This done, he went away, muttering, and uttered the cry of his trade next door, in a vindictive shriek.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
Example Sentence:
1  She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass.
2  She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber frame, or something of the sort.
3  She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
4  Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was tantamount to a confession that he believed she was dead.
5  And the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all the other queer noises, would change to the confused clamour of the busy farm yard.
6  She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
7  There was shriek of laughter from the direction of Sarah's room.
8  He suddenly let out a piercing shriek.
9  The steam pipes rattled suddenly, and Franklin uttered a shriek and jumped with fright.
10  The ship whistle shrieked to leave.
11  The audience was shrieking with laughter.
12  They were dragged from their homes, shrieking and weeping.