Usage examples for athwart

  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Our trail of flight bore right athwart the wolf's projected route. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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