Usage examples for stun

  1. Mister Vaneski shot him with a stun beam. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. And then light burst upon him, to dazzle and stun him. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  3. He had done even more, for he had with Jack thrown himself before Captain Wilson, at a time that he had received such a blow with the flat of a sword as to stun him and bring him down on his knee. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  4. In such trouble, for, after its own fashion, his heart was troubled, some temperaments might have found a kind of consolation in this sight, for while we witness them, at any rate, the throes and moods of Nature in their greatness declare a mastery of our senses, and stun or hush to silence the petty turmoil of our souls. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  5. Out of deference to local custom they had left their stun rods in the palace, but a belt knife was an accepted article of apparel. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  6. She was a woman of the type that must have been recognised in its girlhood as stunning, or ripping, by the then frequenters of the bar of The Pigeons, and which now was reluctant to admit that its powers to rip or stun were on the wane at forty. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  7. Here's another time stun- pistols get used on Darth! – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  8. They could have told him it was just one more hour in which the Grim Reaper could steal closer and make ready to strike a blow that would stun the entire civilized world! – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  9. A curious, almost ghastly glance passed involuntarily between the Tressilvains; Portlaw, who was busy lighting a cigar, did not notice it, but Malcourt laughed lightly and ran over the score, adding it up with a nimble accuracy that seemed to stun his relatives. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  10. The duck is then struck on the back of the head with a club to stun it and make it easier to handle when picking. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  11. For a minute that seems to stun Eggleston. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  12. You can't be civil to a man unless you're dressed up fit to stun him, as though you couldn't make fool enough of him without the aid of clothes at all. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  13. A village where no billows are to stun or to confound it, no crag or precipice to trouble it with giddiness, and where no hurry of restless tide makes time, its own father, uneasy. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore