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Definitions of Whoa

  1. Stop! Stand! Hold! A call to a horse.
  2. Stop! Stand still.
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Usage examples for Whoa

  1. Roberta, with the gingersnap still in her mouth, tugged desperately at the lines, and the back seat yelled " Whoa!" – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  2. Wouldn't care if I never seen another wet creek from now till kingdom come- Whoa, Nellie! – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  3. " Whoa there, Blossom," he shouted. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  4. Suddenly the mozo uttered a low " Whoa," and the burros halted. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  5. I'm always a little hazy about th' details iv how I saved th' girl fr'm th' rapids iv Niagra whin I can't swim, or how I happened to hit th' tiger in th' eye whin I'm so afraid iv firearms, or how I stopped th' runaway team whin I know that th' other day whin th' milkman's horse broke loose th' best I cud do was run to th' edge iv th' sidewalk an' wring me hands an' yell: " Whoa!" – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  6. But the two children had lots of fun the rest of the morning, riding up and down, and Splash acted very nicely, stopping when Bunny called " Whoa!" – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  7. The man who was riding him pulled him back on his haunches with a " Whoa, you mule!" – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  8. 3 " Then it's merrily, merrily, merrily, whoa! – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  9. Driven in a low tone of voice, without confusion by rapid commands, and no whoa put in, unless you wish them to stand still, oxen may be made more useful on a farm than horses. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  10. Gideon broke the painful silence: Whoa! – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  11. Sarah was just beginning to wonder if she could survive Comanche's next fright, when a loud " Whoa- o- o- pe!" – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  12. " Whoa, you rattle- headed fool," he admonished, when the horse snorted and backed a step or two as he approached. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  13. They took a cord, and crying " gee" and " whoa," raced wildly through the garden. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  14. She greeted me in the same rather tempestuous manner that I am accustomed to at the hands of Betty and Hugh, and then she ran down the steps again to tell the cabman that he had a very nice horse, which she patted, and said, " Whoa, mare!" – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss
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