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Quotes of extinguish

  1. It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime. – John Ashcroft
  2. Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again. – Francis Bacon
  3. Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. – Alfred Edward Housman
  4. It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. – Thomas Jefferson
  5. We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious. – Gaylord Nelson
  6. In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. – J. Robert Oppenheimer
  7. The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies. – Terry Waite

Usage examples for extinguish

  1. The Latins, having nothing ready to keep it off or extinguish it, when the camp was now almost full of fire, were driven back within a very small compass, and at last forced by necessity to come into their enemy's hands, who stood before the works ready armed and prepared to receive them; of these very few escaped, while those that stayed in the camp were all a prey to the fire, until the Romans, to gain the pillage, extinguished it. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The first thing he did was to extinguish the lamp, so that his wife might not see his face. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  3. Vaca de Castro well knew that there would be no lack of evil counsellors to urge Gonzalo to this desperate step; and, anxious to extinguish the spark of insurrection before it had been fanned by these turbulent spirits into a flame, he detached a strong body to Lima to secure that capital. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  4. Big drops of perspiration stood on his brow as he realized that the trap he had set for others might close upon himself, and for an instant he resolved to run back and extinguish the lamp. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  5. The interest of the Hudson's Bay Company, as an association of fur- traders, is opposed to agricultural improvements, whose operation would be to drive off and extinguish the wild animals that furnish their commerce with its object. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  6. But I shall take great care not to extinguish this agreeable illusion. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. Sir Ulick thought to extinguish her jealousy, by opening to her his views on Miss Annaly for his son; but the jealousy, taking only a new direction, strengthened in its course. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  8. To sustain these two great measures, through which Philip hoped once and forever to extinguish the Netherland heresy, it was considered desirable that the Spanish troops still remaining in the provinces, should be kept there indefinitely. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. All this time the fire was gathering head, our tardy attempts to extinguish it proving a complete failure. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. We could see the firemen dragging their apparatus to the fire, and were watching their preparations to extinguish it, when suddenly, we heard the familiar boom of Gilmore's " Swamp Angel," and presently saw a shell explode among a group of firemen, who hastily scattered in every direction. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  11. Extinguish the light, Lora- so that we may steal up to the window, and see." – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  12. At first, I hesitated to share this insight with others for fear they would extinguish it by saying, " of course, everyone knows that," or " I've heard you say something like that before." – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  13. It was necessary, at whatever risk, to extinguish the evil. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  14. If he is, I propose we extinguish him. – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  15. And because they did not know it, if annihilation or torment is true, He knew that He would utterly extinguish them, or consign them to everlasting fire! – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  16. They had supposed that a simple assertion of authority on their part would extinguish all 'absurd ideas, ' and quell the rebellious nephew whose dependent position placed him so completely at their mercy. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  17. The candles, which he had neglected to extinguish had burned themselves out. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  18. But others he despatched to the castle to extinguish the flames. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  19. As the last rebel regiment crossed the bridge the rebels applied the match to it, and as it had been prepared for the purpose, the fire gained some headway; but the Ninth New Jersey came up in time to extinguish the fire soon before it had done much damage. – Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro (North Carolina) expedition, December, 1862 by W. W. Howe