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Usage examples for sprain

  1. Perhaps," I added, looking at the boot, " only a slight sprain. – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. That was a pretty bad sprain he had- he's all right now, though; went on practice yesterday. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. Some of us had to sprain ankles and make believe to step on snakes, and then Mamie Sue had to be lost and traced, only she didn't know it yet; so Tony said that we would have to start very early. – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess
  4. " A slight sprain," said Nanni; " he hopes it is nothing serious!" – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  5. A sprain is relieved from the first pains by hot fomentations, or the application of very hot bandages, but entire rest is the chief permanent remedy. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  6. If I tried to lift that bench, I should sprain my wrist. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  7. It was not, however, a regular sprain. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  8. Making my way carefully across the plateau, for the ground was stiff with small holes and gullies and I had no wish to sprain my ankle, I began the descent of the opposite side. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  9. A poultice of wheat bran, or rye bran, and vinegar, very soon takes down the inflammation occasioned by a sprain. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  10. " If it had not been for this confounded sprain I should have come out all right;" and then followed the details with which the reader is acquainted, although little could be got out of Webb. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  11. How is the sprain? – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  12. A sprain may be a slight affair, needing only a brief rest, or it may be severe and painful enough to call for the most skillful treatment by a surgeon. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  13. The next picador, too, went down heavily under his jade and received an awkward sprain. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  14. He'd be damned befo' I'd bind up a sprain for him! – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  15. There, Uncle Dan, now we know the Italian for sprain. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  16. Make my compliments to Mr. Harte, and tell him that I have consulted about his leg, and that if it was only a sprain, he ought to keep a tight bandage about the part, for a considerable time, and do nothing else to it. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
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