To strike out


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To strike out (Baseball) To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike out sparks with steel.
    • To strike out (Baseball) To start; to wander; to make a sudden excursion; as, to strike out into an irregular course of life.
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  • Geibel
    “To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
  • Mark Twain
    “As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.”


In literature:

Then Flint had to strike the stones together again, to let Strongarm see the fire come out.
"The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone" by Margaret A. McIntyre
Nymani, still shaken, was of little help, and the spacemen did not dare to strike out into unexplored land alone.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
Frankly, I have quarrelled with my family, and have to strike out for myself.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
First, it strikes me as best to hide out here one more day and then, tomorrow night, to make a break for the outside.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Dunk, I want you to strike out a couple of men for a change!
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
At last the cook got up enough courage to strike out at Billy.
"Billy Whiskers' Adventures" by Frances Trego Montgomery
It's true I'm not in sympathy with this strike one jot, but the boys are out, and I've got to stand by them.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Not a clock was striking, not a bell rang out its joyful peal in welcome to the new year.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
He wished to strike out at once after breakfast to begin justifying Uncle Sebastian's faith in him, but so far he had not laid a plan.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
And it took only three more pitches to strike him out.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey

In poetry:

An idle thought perchance to think,
And yet the pity of it seems
The man should rise and snap the link
And strike the boy from out his dreams.
"A Day Dream On The Rail" by Alexander Anderson
Out there the world is cruel and loud,
It strikes at the beaten man;
Come out of the press of the stranger crowd
To the place where your life began.
"The Prodigal Son" by Edith Nesbit
A girl may attempt to strike fire in the dark;
The match, flint, and steel, she may handle;
But who, like Belinda, would put out the spark,
Before she had lighted the candle.
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
"Thou shalt not e'er, with finger of thine,
Strike asunder one limb of mine; I am for thee too woxen and stark,
As thou, to thy cost, shalt quickly mark."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
To 'ear 'er voice! Its gentle sorter tone,
Like soft dream-music of some Dago band.
An' me all out; an' 'oldin' in me own
'Er little 'and.
An' 'ow she blushed! O, strike! it was divine
The way she raised 'er shinin' eyes to mine.
"Doreen" by C J Dennis
All his past fame was forgotten- he was now a hopeless "shine."
They called him "Strike-Out Casey," from the mayor down the line;
And as he came to bat each day his bosom heaved a sigh,
While a look of hopeless fury shone in mighty Casey's eye.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

"I'm just excited to get out there and throw strikes and kind of get on a roll," Melancon said.
Tygarts Valley High School Senior Christopher Croston is aiming to " strike out " breast cancer.
Tygarts Valley High School Senior Christopher Croston is aiming to " strike out " breast cance.
Organizers are preparing for the second annual " Strike Out Breast Cancer" bowling tournament, to be held Oct 20 in Waverly.
The senior, who was scheduled to participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday, allowed only a fifth-inning walk while striking out seven.
Event hopes to 'strike out ' cancer.
Tygarts Valley High School Senior Christopher Croston is aiming to "strike out" breast cance.
Tygarts Valley High School Senior Christopher Croston is aiming to "strike out" breast cancer.
Relay for Life, G-Braves aim to strike out cancer.
Hostess went out of business after union goons went on strike forcing the company to shut its doors.
Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder heads back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning.
After years of working in the corporate sector, Fernando Otero decided to strike out on his own.
Closer Grant Balfour is ready for the celebration to begin after striking out the side in the ninth inning.
Hundreds of parents turned out Monday night as talks continued to end a teachers strike in Evergreen Park.
Recent strikes against Walmart and fast food made waves, but the vast majority of service workers can't afford to speak out.

In science:

It turns out that with a high probability this results in orderly features bearing a striking resemblance to observed properties of nuclei.
Order generated by random many-body dynamics
It is striking that nevertheless, Ackermann’s axioms turned out a posteriori to be equivalent to zfc in what they can say about sets.
Set theory for category theory
The beam comes to a focus, then comes out of focus, strikes an OffAxis Parabola (“OAP 1” in Figure 4), which forms a collimated beam.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
That AOE does far better justice to the search for explanation and understanding in science than SE is strikingly borne out by the case of orthodox quantum theory (OQT).
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
The most striking feature that comes out from these calculations is that the induce coupling is qualitatively similar to a λφ4 theory, with a frequency-dependent coupling.
Scalar Quantum Field Theory in Disordered Media