Sentence Examples


  • Dean stepped to the sidewalk and waited for Cynthia to emerge from the church, but when she did, a crowd of friends and well wishers surrounded her, with the Mayer-the-leech encircling her shoulder with his scummy arm.
  • And you could feel good about it; after all, you would be increasing efficiency, not merely acting as a leech to the system.
  • He sometimes takes the great Folio whales by the lip, and hangs there like a leech, till the mighty brute is worried to death.
  • As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
  • Leech, Geoffrey (2000) Diachronic linguistics across a generation gap: from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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