Usage examples for slew

  1. In the year 1696 he was ordered to drive the enemy out of Newfoundland; he seized the capital, St. John's, which he burned, and, marvellous to relate, with only a hundred and twenty- five men he subdued the whole island, slew nearly two hundred of the English, and took six or seven hundred prisoners. – The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval by A. Leblond de Brumath
  2. And, moreover, Lord Robert did tell how that the blood from that cut on the earl's temple did in truth run down into his eyes and blind him, but how that he dashed it back and slew the man who wounded him, and so they escaped. – A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales by Amelie Rives
  3. This offer having been refused, they were now, they conceived, by the loyalty of their intention released from their covenant; and having, as they considered, suffered evil at the hands of the Plataeans, they brought them in again one by one and asked each of them the same question, that is to say, whether they had done the Lacedaemonians and allies any service in the war; and upon their saying that they had not, took them out and slew them, all without exception. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  4. And the army slew them. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  5. He slew King Hunding, and was afterwards named Helgi Hundingsbani. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  6. He fought desperately, and slew twelve of his assailants, and cut off Hake's hand, but in the end he had to bite the dust. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  7. Sir, said Pertolepe, the Green Knight, Sir Beaumains slew him in a recounter with his spear, his name was Sir Percard. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  8. And the women sang as they played, " Saul slew his thousands and David his ten thousands." – Fraternal Charity by Rev. Father Valuy
  9. No sooner had the two men seen the danger than they labored with might and main to slew the raft away to the opposite shore. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  10. He feared full sore that if he slew but one of the strangers, the world would bear him hate. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  11. Thus these leaders of the Greeks slew each a man. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  12. Is it a child of the men who slew your father? – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  13. The Jews, we are told, " slew of their foes seventy and five thousand." – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  14. 3. They slew the prophets that declared it unto them. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  15. Was it you who slew him? – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  16. " Have mercy on me," exclaimed he, " it was I who twenty years ago slew my brother in the forest of Godesberg. – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  17. He lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. How can you be otherwise, who slew the bear,- when we were two happy children together? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley