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Quotes of firing

  1. I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers. – Max Beckmann
  2. Stones are checked every so often to see if any have split or at worst exploded. An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the firing has to be abandoned. – Andy Goldsworthy
  3. Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride -alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick -pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read. – Mariska Hargitay
  4. This we had to endure with a serious reduction in the price of goods- added to this early in the ensuing spring our glost oven fell while firing doing us considerable damage and rendering it necessary to build a new one. – John Hawley
  5. One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way. – Fritz Kreisler
  6. In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men. – Audre Lorde
  7. The Palestinian must stop throwing stones, and the Israelis must stop firing rockets. And in the view of the Sharm el -Sheikh summit, rockets are equal to stones. – Hassan Nasrallah
  8. Firing off 1, 000 or 500 or 2, 000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to war. – William Odom
  9. I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks. – Emo Philips
  10. It was comical because you're at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns. – Ryan Reynolds
  11. There are naked people in boots on a mountain top firing guns. – Andy Richter
  12. I don't even like firing people. I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody. – Martha Stewart
  13. I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. – Donald Trump

Usage examples for firing

  1. After the admiral had conquered all the islands that once formed part of the empire, he had his entire fleet return to Constantinople, and they entered the city firing their bombards and shouting their greetings to the illustrious city. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. Although the firing had died down it continued sufficiently to enable me to keep my direction. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  3. But I saw him firing away steady as a rock; yes, sir! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  4. And as to firing – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  5. For some reason we had decided to watch this one from the firing line. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  6. It is now eight in the morning and the firing is terrible. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  7. He believes that when he begins his attack from this side, the Government troops will rush from the barracks and hasten toward the sound of the firing – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  8. After a while they begin to understand the danger of this proceeding, and half an hour's rapid firing causes the birds to spread about and get into the trees in the hedges at some distance. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  9. One detail of the execution of Ney, however, we are told nothing of: we do not know if his widow, like Madame Labedoyere, had to pay three francs a head to the soldiers of the firing party which shot her husband. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  10. Night was now approaching; the main body of the rebel army had passed; the firing ceased, and the enemy were retreating in haste. – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  11. So we kept quiet, but towards two o'clock heard firing in the neighborhood of Leyderdorp. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. He had gone but a few miles when the sound of the firing at the fort reached his ears, and he thus learned that the attack had come. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  13. Another mile or two have still to be covered on foot before we reach the firing line. – War by Pierre Loti
  14. Ten minutes later the enemy ceased firing – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  15. The firing now began on the two sides of the Beresina, on the right shore against the troops that had crossed, on the left against those covering the passage of the rear of the army. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  16. Firing was still going on all around, but the shouts of our men rose now from inside the fort instead of outside. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. The Frenchmen now saw that there was a chance of our escaping, and began firing – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. He seemed to like thinking he was in a sort of way in the firing line, as though he was slightly wounded. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  19. Firing could be heard from their direction and, as a matter of fact, they had enough to do to hold up an enemy attack on their left from Askalon. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  20. I could see them looking out from behind the trees and firing – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson