Usage examples for strangle

  1. Two powerful arms reached out and tightened in a strangle hold- and two minutes later the second man was bound and gagged. – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore
  2. Her increasing feebleness made this seem a step only to be taken in case of the fatal extreme necessity; such was the conclusion that both Sylvia and he had come to; and it was the knowledge of this that made Sylvia strangle her own daily longing to see her father. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  3. Or did they plan to carry him away and strangle him and torture him to death? – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  4. He really feared he should not be able to resist his desire to strangle her. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  5. Speak, if you have any reason to show why I shouldn't strangle you. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  6. Some day some one will strangle you- witch! – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  7. She embraced Mrs. Effie with an air of being about to strangle the woman; she affectionately wrung the hands of Cousin Egbert, and had grasped my own tightly before I could evade her, not having looked for that sort of thing. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. I could strangle you! – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. Hand it over, or I'll strangle ye. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  10. What in her remained unsatisfied after all her arguments, reasons, and appeals to common sense and consequences, she strove to strangle, and thought, hoped, she had succeeded. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  11. And I did sway this way and that, as we did struggle; and surely it was as that the Man had never made to use the lower arms, save to hold unto prey, the while that it did use the upper arms to strangle, as I do think. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. Later on the proprietor learned that the two honest- looking workmen were first- class German engineers, whose only objects in entering his service were to acquaint themselves with his methods, copy his models and then strangle his trade. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  13. Did he attempt to strangle you? – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  14. The memories this returned wanderer had roused in her were so painful that they seemed to strangle her. – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  15. Zachariah too was a Christian, but the muscles of his Christianity were- now at any rate, whatever they may once have been- not firm enough to strangle this new terror. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  16. I may add that he's tall and muscular, with a big black beard, and hands that could strangle a bull. – The Lost House by Richard Harding Davis
  17. If a man said that to me, I'd strangle him. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  18. If you strangle her, they will never relax. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  19. And shut up, because if you don't I'll most certainly strangle you. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  20. If she had searched her mind for a way to strangle his headlong self- defence, she could not possibly have done it more effectually. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison