Usage examples for plucked

  1. He's plucked, sir, and it's upset him like. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  2. We plucked out their nailes one after another. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  3. Clement plucked out a crown piece, his eyes alight. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. However, before anyone could do anything about it a strong firm hand reached out from the doorway and plucked Billy by the collar: " That'll do, Kid, Keep your mouth shut and don't say another word!" – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  5. Therefore he consented; but told him it must be upon these conditions: that, considering the girl was young and tender, he must agree to let his teeth be plucked out, and his claws cut off, lest he should hurt her, or at least frighten her, with the apprehension of them. – Æsop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. by Æsop
  6. He plucked at his fan- shaped beard, and stared at the Christ. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  7. Fair turned, plucked a flower, and as if to it, said, " I know the passion of love is a true and sacred thing. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  8. I plucked up heart of grace and staggered on. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  9. Many a day you and I have plucked berries together. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  10. It was too late for that; but of a sudden she plucked a rose from her bosom, and was pressing it in with her letter when I groaned aloud. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  11. Then something plucked my dress and drew me back. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  12. Elsmere rose to his feet and plucked Peter by the hair of his head. – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  13. When the blossom comes to fruit, it is plucked and seen no more; and therefore, when I behold true love sentenced to an early grave, I comfort myself that I shall not at least behold the beauty dimmed, and the softness of the heart hardened into stone. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. Once there, however, he plucked up spirit and felt better. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  15. The weak fingers plucked absently at the coverlet, and then essayed a gesture. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  16. They painted his head where the hair had been plucked out, and painted his face and body, in several colors. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  17. But, sad to say, poor Mr. Bouncer had been plucked. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  18. A couple of branches covered with leaves and a few flowers that she had plucked on the way fell out of her hand. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  19. She who sat idle plucked at the Dame's sleeve and spoke timidly to her. – In the Border Country by Josephine Daskam Bacon
  20. He described how his strong arm had plucked the stranger from a watery grave, and advanced to the beach to suit the action to the words. – Fables For The Times by H. W. Phillips