Usage examples for brawl

  1. As a lad he had been turned loose in a mining camp when his mother died, and his father was shot in a brawl. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  2. He stated that Fionn's brother Cairell struck Cona'n mac Morna, that Goll's two sons came to help Cona'n, that Oscar went to help Cairell, and with that Fionn's people and the clann- Morna rose at each other, and what had started as a brawl ended as a battle with eleven hundred of Fionn's people and sixty- one of Goll's people dead. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  3. The administration pressed the case with vigor, declining to look upon the incident as a sailors' brawl and considering it a hostile attack upon the wearers of an American uniform. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  4. Censure not any if he be of grave repute; stand not up to take part in a brawl; have nought to do with a madman or a wicked one. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  5. Only the loud brawl of the river broke the stillness under the stars. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  6. Now while I hold that no lad should take part in a street brawl, I ask what would any boy have done whose father had been thus assailed by one who was not fit to speak his name? – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  7. Her eyes were drawn to a brawl of women and men in the street. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Surely, after all, The noblest answer unto such Is kindly silence when they brawl." – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  9. This is no time to start a brawl. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  10. Success has crowned Mr. Worcester's efforts; in witness whereof this very concourse of Banawe may be cited, where over 10, 000 persons, mostly unarmed, mingled freely with one another without so much as a brawl to disturb the peace. – The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
  11. At the funeral of a lady belonging to the Frescobaldi, a White family, in the following December, a bad brawl arose, in which the Cerchi had the worst of it. – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler
  12. Out of this it would hurry afresh to brawl along a gravelly bed, skipping jauntily over first one and then another ridge of stones that had silted up weir- wise and made as if they would bar the channel. – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. The Rays and their domestic brawl? – Something Else Again by Franklin P. Adams
  14. " Oh, it turned out to be just a barrack brawl. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  15. I foresaw a brawl, and felt thankful that my boon companion had forgotten his dagger. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  16. I should ask nothing better than to try a bout with him myself, for I have been right well taught how to use my sword; but, as you say, a brawl in the street is of all things to be avoided. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  17. He was exasperated beyond measure that this very evening, of all, should have ended in his participation in a vulgar street brawl. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  18. " That's what I have always said to Lady Brawl," said the judge. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  19. He didn't touch wine, never got mixed up in a brawl, nor was he afraid of work. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  20. Brawl upstairs as much as you like! – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman