Usage examples for marathon

  1. The judges tried to follow the programme, but the cries of Marathon! – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  2. Man and boy needed all the breath they had for that five- mile marathon over rocks and stumps and snow in the biting wind. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  3. How long was this after the battle of Marathon? – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  4. He was now entered only in the Marathon; they virtually had forced him from the half- mile, and they should be made to pay the penalty. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  5. Then past a long drear night, with here and there A doubtful glimmering from a single star; Tyre, Carthage, Syracuse the gleam increase, Till dawns at last the effulgent morn of Greece, Here all his Muses meet, all arts combine To nerve his genius and his works refine; Morals and laws and arms, and every grace That e'er adorn'd or could exalt the race, Wrought into science and arranged in rules, Swell the proud splendor of her cluster'd schools, Build and sustain the state with loud acclaim, And work those deathless miracles of fame That stand unrivall'd still; for who shall dare Another field with Marathon compare? – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  6. I'll call for you at the Marathon about ten- thirty. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  7. We do not know exactly how the battle of Marathon, or, indeed, the battle of Hastings, was fought, but we have in the chronicles something of great value- a true outline of the general situation, and some stirring narratives of the clash and wrestling of armed men, compiled either at first hand from the recollections of those who were actually on the field, or else taken at second hand from others who made notes of what had been told them by those present at the battles. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  8. Visitors to Marathon, in search of mementoes, generally look for the arrows that are sometimes found upon the shore; but Miss Bremer, as a more appropriate souvenir, carried away a bouquet of wheat ears and wild everlastings. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  9. In a few years we shall have an aerial Marathon, with the circumference of the globe for the course. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  10. Early the next morning I started for the field of Marathon. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens
  11. I could swear by Shakespeare, as was once sworn 'by those dead at Marathon, ' that I do not see where. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  12. Suppose we don't make it a Marathon. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  13. Of course there might be a slip yet, but the evidence seemed clear that Mrs. Cunningham, of Marathon Park, owned the bag that had been the subject of so much speculation. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  14. " Man," " man- of- ability," " man- of- ability- and- courage," " man- of- ability- and- courage- and- gigantic- stature," " man- who- fought- at- Marathon"- these are all general names in their logical function. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  15. Never shall I forget this day at Marathon, the shining, the child, and you- you! – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  16. Just Yet certainly these are those principles by which my system of education nurtured the men who fought at Marathon. – The Clouds by Aristophanes
  17. You're in the Marathon: want to risk anything on it? – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  18. 13. Persia attempted a conquest of Athens in 490 B. C. and was defeated by the Athenians in the famous battle of Marathon, under Miltiades. – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning