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Usage examples for striking

  1. He was striking the stones together. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  2. In the dim, soft color of the room, her white face and hands, striking against her black dress, were strangely living and significant. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. The effect was striking. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  4. The whole formed a striking and splendid picture. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  5. He is a striking person- and I noticed him when he shook hands with you. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  6. It's easier striking them from here." – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  7. As the last notes of the clock in Outer Court striking five died away Rupert Craven came in. – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  8. It was that striking, that breath- taking. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  9. Have we not had a striking example of that during the present war? – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  10. If either he or his brothers had had a little more of this, they would have hesitated before striking out so boldly, and leaving the water behind them. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  11. He was very quiet and not at all striking in appearance, but he was strong and there was no nonsense about him. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  12. Some one on the stairs above reached over, striking with his gun, and the man at my right went down. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  13. " Well," said the train captain after a time, " we are striking the Indian country now." – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  14. She felt, too, as if she had no right to attempt to comfort one who was so much better than herself; and stood for several moments looking at Amy with wonder and interest, till the striking of the clock recalled her to herself, and, starting at the time they had spent together, she declared the day was half gone already, and there were a hundred things to be done before the people came. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  15. She tried striking out with her arms as he bid, but could not swim that way. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  16. He was a striking- looking man; he was a clever man. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  17. Then she did not merely drop, but jumped, landing fair upon the waiting figure, striking with her boots on Mad Ruth's ample shoulders. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  18. You are my own hands striking me in the face. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  19. There is a striking instance in Khair- ud- din's Ibratnama. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  20. It is a striking fact that after dislocation has occurred there is less complaint of pain or of startings than before, and passive movements may be carried out which were previously impossible. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
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