Usage examples for athwart

  1. " I'm blessed if in all my experience I ever sailed athwart anything like it afore! – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
  2. It was a dainty day; and it grew more dainty as the day drew towards its close and the lights and shadows stretched athwart the landscape again. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. Ahead, stony ledges broke the froth- streaked surface of the flood; the pines were green by the waterside, growing with vigor where they could find a hold among the rocks, but farther back they were small and tangled, leaning athwart each other, stripped of half their branches. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. He now rubbed his hands with delight, and pointed out to Mulford the circumstance that the steamer kept on her course directly athwart the harbour's mouth! – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. It was an accident that he should see it, but it so happened that a ray of the sun fell athwart it and threw it into relief. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  6. It is with this all of change and rest, that the soul of man, athwart all distraction, aspires to be at one, at one for the fruit of its energy in creation, at one for the control of its energy in rest, in rest interlocked, repose absolute. – The Arts and Crafts Movement by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson
  7. Max shot a glance athwart his shoulder and caught a glimpse of the pretty lips thinned and straightened and the half- closed eyes and wrinkled forehead. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  8. The tragedy lies in this: that it follows the gleam blindly, and the gleam leads it- at all events at present, because alien souls come athwart the path it is following- into the abyss of night. – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  9. But at times a cloud suddenly dashed athwart the sun- a shadow stole, dark and chill, to the very edge of the charmed circle in which she stood. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  10. The sloping rays now fell full upon the upper part of the Canyon, at the crest of which a vivid yellow cut athwart the transparent blue of the sky and underneath its pallid brilliancy ran a soft belt of pale rose. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. The moon, rising above the fringe of trees in the woodland which skirted the meadows of the east side of the house, cast a sudden ray athwart the upper portion of the house. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. Our trail of flight bore right athwart the wolf's projected route. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  13. " Athwart the swinging branches cast, Soft rays of sunshine pour; Then comes the fearful wintry blast Our hopes, like withered leaves, fail fast; Pallid lips say, 'It is past! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. Although he could see nothing his eyes constantly wandered in the direction of the man beside him, and he listened for the heavy breathing which should tell him of the slumber which would endure till the first streak of dawn shot athwart the sky. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. It ran athwart the slope a few paces behind the hollow in which he lay, and seemed to promise safe and secret access through the yew coppice to the rear of the house where the well was. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. He knew that on their side of the slide for a distance of several hundred yards up and down the side of the mountain and for several miles athwart it the underbrush was impenetrable for horses and wicked travelling for men. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  17. I forgot, with equal facility, that I ever felt sorrow or knew care in the country; while a transient rainbow stole athwart the cloudy sky of despondency. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  18. Ralph looked, and there, about six feet from Lina, he saw what seemed at first a mass of gorgeous foliage, quivering upon the green moss, for a glow of warm sunshine fell athwart it and dazzled his eyes for the moment. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. At two o'clock the next morning, the beams of a dark lantern shone athwart the darkness of the cellar of Dr. McDill's residence. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  20. James Harrington was with me, and as the lightning gleamed athwart his face, I saw that it was anxious and very pale. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens