Usage examples for slain

  1. And now the monster is slain, and to- day Brian will return to Coole. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  2. Wallingford, dead though he was, had won his victory and in his death had slain the old wicked system. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. She did not know, of course, where the boy had gone, but thought the King had slain him secretly. – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  4. There comes the Frenchman in his pride, and 'twill be lucky for him who lives to count the slain, or to boast of his deeds!" – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. It seemed like the story of the youth doomed to be slain by a lion before reaching a certain age, and whose fate found him out in the heart of the tower where his father had shut him up for safety. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. Then the father gave the flute to the elder brother who had slain him, but he wouldn't take it. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  7. In scarce half an hour the last of the Welsh rear- guard was slain or had fled, and the way was open before us. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  8. What shall it avail me when I'm slain! – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  9. The king's at Blois, and you have reason for it; Therefore, what am I to expect from pity,- From yours, I mean,- when you behold me slain? – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. Yet, at the last, Jason brought back the Golden Fleece to Thessaly, only to find that the false Pelias had slain Aeson and Jason's mother and brother during the absence of the Argonauts. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. " So have I." " Harold Hardraade is slain, and Tosti too!" – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  12. Our men are slain. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  13. Marmaiu lost in slain between eight thousand and nine thousand of his troops, or, according to another estimate, between twelve thousand and thirteen thousand. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  14. It is a joy to look upon the heaps of slain when all is done. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  15. But the worst enemy has been slain, in spite of us. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  16. Hope you've slain a jolly big calf while you were about it. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. Every living creature that could be used as food was slain and eaten. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  18. " He cried for the poor slain bird," replied the Queen. – A Little Boy Lost by Hudson, W. H.