Carry all before one

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carry all before one to bear down all obstacles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. carier,—Low L. carricāre, to cart—L. carrus, a car.

Usage

In literature:

He swept over the country like one of his own Formosan winds, carrying all before him.
"The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)" by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
Ten thousand men concentrated in one spot may strike a sledge-hammer blow and carry all before them.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
Women hold a poor position in Montenegro, but one of character can carry all before her.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
But popular clamor carried all before it, and it would have been unsafe for any one to openly avow himself in favor of the excise.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
There was, of course, one intention that before all others must be carried out.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Spiele looked frequently at the long one to watch his expression while the savage Swiss was emptying before him his social carry-all.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Down the field they went, in one desperate raging charge that carried all before it.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
It is not easily credible that one whom we can carry before our courts is to judge all men.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
The truth is, he is one of those lovely young men, who when they are present carry all before them.
"Cora and The Doctor" by Harriette Newell Baker
One of the priests was an adept, and he carried all before him.
"Just Irish" by Charles Battell Loomis
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