Usage examples for gust

  1. His hat was taken off, and the snow- white hair, blown suddenly by a gust of wind across his benign brow, a little obscured his face, while he conducted the lady from the carriage up the steps of his door. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. " I'm going to try," returned Miles, and he gathered Rex up in his arms just as the wind came sweeping down upon them in a gust that was ominous of that which was to follow. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  3. Denyse ran up the steps, and entered the schoolroom like a gust of wind. – Bijou by Gyp
  4. The wind rose to a gust and howled. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  5. Then followed a desperate struggle to regain the cruiser, ere the gust should strike her. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. A strong, steady gust of air began to blow in the faces of the Giddingses, while they had to hang on grimly in order to keep their little charge from jumping out of their arms and dashing away into the air. – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  7. When Susannah entered a gust of wind came with her. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  8. Like a gust of wind, a feeling of emotion and of admiration swept over the audience. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  9. Then from the lips, puckered and rosy, came a small gust; the fragment of down ascended, but this time aslant. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  10. It happened to a farmer's son, that his load of hay was blown over by a sudden gust, on an exposed plain. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  11. Now and again a gust of wind swept across, and the rain rattled against the windows. – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  12. One of them remained miraculously poised on its round bottom and full to the brim, while everything else seemed to have been overturned, torn, scattered haphazard by a furious gust of wind. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. Scarcely had their feet left the bottom when the first drop of rain fell upon Tom's head, and a chill gust of wind caught him and bore him a yard or two out of his course. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  14. My hands Are free from blood, and have no gust for it, That they should drink my child's! – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  15. Just as we were near the ground a gust of wind hit the plane and turned my machine over. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  16. Those who kept their feet were hurled back as though by a terrible gust of wind. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  17. And instead, therefore, of being left to labour for ourselves, painfully to search amongst the dust and rubbish of our own hearts, we are taught to sweep away all that crumbled, rotten surface, and to go down to the living rock that lies beneath it; we are taught to say, in the words of the book of Isaiah, 'Doubtless Thou art our Father- we are all an unclean thing; our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away'; there is nothing stable in us; our own resolutions, they are swept away like the chaff of the summer threshing- floor, by the first gust of temptation; but what of that? – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  18. Dave was about to throw him out when a gust of yearning for the open spaces swept over him again. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  19. Like leaves before a sudden gust of wind the group scattered and only Sam was left. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  20. He was suddenly swept by a gust of passion. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini