ball over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ball over surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
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Quotations

  • Helen Alfredsson
    Helen Alfredsson
    “I used to store my anger and it affected my play. Now I get it out. I'm never rude to my playing partner. I'm very focused on the ball. Then it's over.”
  • Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King
    “Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.”

Usage

In literature:

There was a toy balloon, a beetle that ran all over the room in a life-like manner, a jumping jack, and some popcorn balls.
"The Story of the Big Front Door" by Mary Finley Leonard
The buccaneers rowed in, with the cannon-balls flying over their heads.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Badger took his time, but put terrible speed into the next ball, which he sent over the inner corner of the plate.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
With what an agony of fear every ball passing over our house filled me, for any one of them might have struck you!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Ryan was a good hitter, not an overly fast base runner, and a good judge of a fly ball.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
The wind blew over him, and the great balls of tumble-weed rioted across the big field.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
It's a clumsy weapon and a clumsy ball, but if it hits you, you get all you want an' a little bit over.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
While their shot passed harmlessly over the enemy, his balls struck their galleys close to water-mark with fatal precision.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
But he was in too much of a hurry, an' the ball whistled over my head.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
This time, however, I send a fast, straight, high ball over the plate, and if he hits it at all, it will be in the air.
"Base-Ball" by John M. Ward
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In poetry:

ESCARPIN.
To tell stories,
Sir, is not my 'forte', 'pon honour:--
Though who would n't make a hazard
When the ball is over the pocket?--
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
His hand she took, and saw his dead look,
With the lids over each eye-ball;
And Robin and she wept as plenteously,
As though he had left them all.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
That soldier had stood on the battle plain,
Where every step was over the slain;
But the brand and the ball had passed him by,
And he came to his native land, to die.
"The Soldier's Funeral " by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
If by any chance she drops her ball,
And if one of them chases it at all,
She peeps out over her glasses' rim
With a savage, dreadful scowl at him,
And cries out, "Scat,
You saucy cat!"
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
Everything ends, the tower ending and,
(Have with the house of wind), the leaning scene,
Ball of the foot depending from the sun,
(Give, summer, over), the cemented skin,
The actions' end.
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas
I stand again in leaden rain, your flapping folds saluting;
I sing you over all, flying, beckoning through the fight—O the hard-
contested fight!
O the cannons ope their rosy-flashing muzzles! the hurtled balls
scream!
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

While Yu Darvish flirted with a no-hitter, the Texas Rangers were hitting the ball over the Kauffman Stadium fences.
A line of severe thunderstorms producing hail 1 to over golf ball size is located from south near Security northward through Peterson AFB to the Black Forest, moving slowly east at 5 mph.
Forrest's Adrean Jordan (18) knocks the ball loose from Grace Baptist Academy catcher Reagan Schrader in the three-run fifth inning that put the Lady Rockets over the top Tuesday night in the opening round of the Blue Cross Spring Fling .
IU's Ball State fodder days are over.
Foothill 's Putnam traveled, the Cougars then turned the ball over on another possession.
Chris Ford wins HTC Game Ball, talks about playing baseball at C of C. 0Wild Gators quarterback wins HTC Game Ball on Friday night then commits to play Division I baseball over the weekend.
Paul Fraughton Salt Lake Tribune Springville's Brooke Wheeler shoots the ball over the outstretched arm of American Fork 's Bryanna Adams.
Four-year-old basketball sensation Cody "Cross Over" Jordan shows off some serious skill at ball handling, shooting and footwork in these videos.
Jersey's Ansger Otto, left, and Reading's Matt Baker battle for a head ball in Express' 2-0 win over United at Shirk Stadium.
Staff WriterTolland - posted Fri. Sam Sadler uses her height to swat a ball over the net in the Tolland Eagles' 3-0 victory over East Catholic on Oct 24.
Montee Ball fumbles the ball while trying to dive over a pile late in the fourth quarter.
The Kings have turned the ball over a combined 37 times in their past two games , so it's no surprise they lost both.
But opponents have had some success running the ball over the center and around the weakside defensive end.
Sprinting down the wing like she did in the semifinal win over Granby, she forced Gateway 's Jessie Walton to just clear the ball over the end line.
They turned the ball over too much, settled for too many jumpers and had too many defensive lapses.
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In science:

Chevalier, 1982; Mioduszewski, Dwarkadas & Ball, 2001), and it is assumed that p is spatially invariant over the volume of the WCR.
X-ray and radio emission from colliding stellar winds
Ingster and Kutoyants derived the minimax rate of testing over a Sobolev or a Besov ball.
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
Then, when considering the aggregation of single approximation kernel-based tests, we obtain upper bounds for the uniform separation rates over some classes of alternatives based on multivariate Sobolev or anisotropic Nikol’skii-Besov balls.
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
From these conditions, some of our tests are also proved to be minimax adaptive over various classes of alternatives based on classical and weak Besov bodies in the univariate case, or Sobolev and anistropic Nikol’skii-Besov balls in the multivariate case.
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
We here evaluate the uniform separation rates, defined by (1.1), of the multiple testing procedures introduced above over several classes of alternatives based on Besov and weak Besov bodies when X = [0, 1], or Sobolev and anisotropic Besov-Nikol’skii balls when X = Rd .
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
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