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Usage examples for comet

  1. Before taking final leave of my shore experiences at the Naval Academy, I will recall, as among them, the superb comet of the autumn of 1858, which we at the school witnessed evening after evening in October of that year, during the release from quarters following supper. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  2. Your pen has been supplying matter for The Comet, I believe. – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  3. If the comet was to have brought prosperity to Mithridates, the consignment must have been dropped on the way, inasmuch as none of it reached the young prince, whose early years were passed in hot water; for he was in one continual perspiration, caused by the constant discovery that his life was in danger. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  4. We should so live that we will not be ashamed to look a comet in the eye, however. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  5. " Before you go, you comet you, please tell us what has happened so far," begged Mary Louise. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  6. After it was published, I received a letter from James Veitch, reproaching me for having mentioned that a peasant in Hungary was the first to see Halley's comet, and for having omitted to say that, " a peasant at Inchbonny was the first to see the comet of 1811, the greatest that had appeared for a century." – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  7. This train extends back into that part of space from which the comet is moving. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  8. " I remember him," he said, " as easily as I would a comet." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  9. He says that if he goes without them much longer, he'll soon be as light as a 12- inch comet, and won't need much calcium to blind the enemy to his presence. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  10. In the sky a comet appeared. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  11. From their wheels arose clouds of dust and a trail of gasolene- tainted blue smoke spread behind them, like the tail of a comet. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  12. Turning my eyes a moment, I noticed a fan- shaped flicker swinging like a comet across the dusky waste far down the straight- ruled track, and when a man I knew held up his watch beneath a lamp, I had almost come to a decision. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
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