Usage examples for catching

  1. " Oh, Johnnie dear, no more 'Tag, '" cried poor Mamma Marion, catching her adopted child and wiping her hot face with a handkerchief. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  2. He did not ask many questions about the interview with Philip Percival, catching at the most important part as Salome said,- " Yes; he promised to wait till Christmas. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  3. We woke the ladies and convinced them of the high importance of catching the tide. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  4. By catching a boat at the mill to which Injin Charley had led him, Thorpe could still make the same train. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  5. " Some troubles are catching," said the curate. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  6. After a world of trouble he succeeded about sunset in catching hold of the cow, which he brought back to the house of his master. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  7. No, Sir; the weather was too bad yesterday for catching them, and all last night there was a dreadful sea: that's what they fear about Mr. Coe- that he has fell into the sea. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  8. I don't say that I am afraid of it now, but I have run a far greater risk of catching it than I have ever done before, for until now I have never been in actual contact with anyone with the disease. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  9. " Understand me, Rotha," he said, catching the look. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. " And it must be worked easy," warned Craig, catching at the word. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  11. She often became quite pale, having almost allowed her desire to escape her and catching back her words, quite confused as though she had been thinking of something wicked. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. She raised hers with the fingers catching back before she ceased to speak and dropped it:- " Ladies. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. After catching my breath I argued with her. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  14. But you speak of my catching him. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  15. " I will know," said Claude, catching her up by the arm. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  16. She turned her back on Barry, and he, catching a glimpse of her wet eyes, took up the conversation himself. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  17. Gabriel lost no time in catching up the dog and making off with it. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  18. I would have admired the scenery, had not my time been occupied in holding on, and in catching my breath. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  19. Only- well, I was going to ask you seriously what you thought about- my music, and all that; and first you tell me to look in the glass, and then you go to catching moths and forget all about me. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards