Sentence Examples

  • Whips cracked, hoofs slipped, traces broke, and lungs were strained with shouting.
  • The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.
  • She strained against the man again.
  • Her body strained to heal itself and the Black God, whose touch sucked her healing power fast.
  • Thus in the Sandwich Islands the god Oro gave his oracles through a priest who "ceased to act or speak as a voluntary agent, but with his limbs convulsed, his features distorted and terrific, his eyes wild and strained, he would roll on the ground roaming at the mouth, and reveal the will of the god in shrill cries and sounds violent and indistinct, which the attending priests duly interpreted to the people."

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