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Quotes of astride

  1. They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more. – Samuel Beckett
  2. But there's a little guy who sits astride my brain with a whip, and if I'm away from the machine for more than a couple of hours during the day, this little guy's lashing away. – Brian Lumley
  3. Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. – Lemuel K. Washburn
  4. I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for astride

  1. As for riding astride Dad'll never let you ride any other way, so you can keep your mind easy about that. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. All three were seated astride a ten- foot wall without much delay. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  3. Madge could see that David had replaced a heavy plank across the mouth of the well, and that he sat astride it, so as to be able to draw up the basket without striking it against the sides of the well. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. And while they spoke, Lavo had climbed up the side of the door, and was sitting astride on the top of it, grinning down at the dog; and his sister had her feet on the lock, going up after him. – Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. Sure enough, when Mark went out he found Cyril astride the party wall between the two gardens waiting for him. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  6. The Mahatma, as active as a cat, climbed up behind the chief mahout and sat astride the elephant's neck in the place where the second mahout had been, and began whispering. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  7. Astride the window- sill he communicated his gossip to Archie something in this fashion: " Say, Arch, they're going to have the best performance. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  8. Then he flung out an arm, pointing at the man astride his chair, smoking in his steady, unruffled fashion. –  by
  9. Axel made a false step, lost his footing, and came down in a cleft of rock, astride of a boulder, pinned down by the weight of a tree. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  10. His first intimation of Pete's real intent was a glimpse of the boy astride the big bay and blinking in the rays of the lantern. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  11. The preparations all complete, Phil grasped the rein and vaulted to the high back of the animal, landing astride neatly. – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  12. It was not very gallant of Herbert to remain where he was, in the presence of the governess, astride upon the garden bench. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Basil was astride his face turned to the tree and towards his pursuer. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  14. Hilda rode like a man, astride her short, bicycling skirt, unobtrusively divided in front and at the back, made this easily possible. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  15. But there was that riding astride episode. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  16. Match after match was struck by the men, only to be blown out by some mysterious agency, after giving momentary glimpses of the Englishman astride of a man on the floor, pummelling him lustily, while Mr. Smitz pulled at the Englishman's shoulders. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  17. He landed astride on the shoulders of the Mexican. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  18. MacLeod had sunk into a chair and was sitting astride it, his chin bowed upon its back. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  19. He saw Toppy standing astride of him fighting for his life. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. He abruptly brandished the machete about his head and with a leap landed astride the diagram Atiba had traced in the dirt. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover