Usage examples for shriek

  1. I gave an involuntary shriek. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  2. Each family of children, working in the retirement of its particular corner, would shriek, 'Oh, don't come! – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  3. A wild shriek echoed along the deck. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  4. It was followed by a shriek and a crash. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  5. Following her son, who did not observe her, she entered unannounced into the presence of her elegant daughter- in- law, who, with a little shriek, covered her head with the bed- clothes. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  6. A window was hastily opened in Tom's house and a frightened shriek broke the stillness of the night. – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. Both girls uttered a low, frightened shriek and clung together. – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  8. A wild shriek rose from the crowd. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  9. Judith standing quietly beside Nancy wanted to shriek and shout like a young savage- We're going to beat you! – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  10. A shriek of death. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  11. Dyukovsky held the candle- end to the face of the unknown and uttered a shriek. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  12. She obeyed but immediately drew them back with a loud shriek. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  13. Oh, what a shriek of rage the mad old bird gave! – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  14. Again her shriek for help echoed across the water- and this time her call was answered. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  15. I heard of it after, said the woman sharply; and what's more, I heard one of them shriek out at the time. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  16. She uttered a shriek and fell down among her women, who crowded around her. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  17. She was about to answer, but, casting a side glance, she cried, with a shriek: " Ah, Heaven!" – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  18. He rode in the fields, and the hunt was brave, And far away his daughter gave A shriek that the seas cried out to hear, And he could not see and he could not save. – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  19. Well, my lads, I said that the captain went down below, brought up his gun, and let fly at the cat, and then- well, and then- the cat gave aloud shriek, and falls down upon the deck. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  20. Rage, disgust, and scorn stopped her utterance; but Rameri had heard Nefert's shriek, and in two steps stood by the women. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers