fling off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fling off write quickly "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper","He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
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Usage

In literature:

Of course it ain't for me to guess why he should fling off in this fashion.
"Twice Bought" by R.M. Ballantyne
For a space he lay rigid on her bosom: then struggled from her embrace, brutally wrenching her hands apart, flinging off her arms.
"The Mother" by Norman Duncan
She wa'n't ready ter step off but she wa' 'lowin' ter have her fling.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
Only in the last resort had he determined to fling off the mask.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Helen noticed how he seemed to fling off his weariness as he came towards her, hat in hand.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
He felt as though, were his hands but free, he could brush it aside, fling it off bodily into the darkness.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Bill flung back his broad shoulders, and, with the movement, seemed to fling off every care.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
I can see you now, ripping off those inoffensive daisies and flinging them on the floor.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
For a moment, smiling and cruel, he thought he would let her incriminate herself; he would humiliate her and then fling her off.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
The prosecutor threw off his friendly manner like a rustic flinging his coat for a fight.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
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In poetry:

Take off thy ever-watchful eye,
The awe of thy rebuking frown;
The dullest slave at times must sigh
To fling his burdens down;
"The Answer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I know where all hope —-
where my whole world —-
flames with the fire of God.
I throw off the chains
of thought, I fling
myself into your soul.
"Journey's End" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
As when from far-off cloud-bergs springs
A crag, and, hurtling under,
From cliff to cliff the rumor flings,
So she from flight-foreboding wings
Shook out a murmurous thunder.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

BEDFORD — Kori Jacobsen has always been able to blast the ball to the moon off the tee, and the Bedford North Lawrence golf standout has long been able to fling it to the far.
Lady Gaga is not able to hide her devotion to ex-boyfriend Lüc Carl with a poker face these days, as a source tells Star magazine that her fling with actor Taylor Kinney is cooling off, while her feelings for Lüc are heating back up.
Shia LeBeouf may be in hot water this week after revealing to Details Magazine that he had an off-screen fling with his now-married former co-star, Megan Fox.
The 50-year-old actress enjoyed a brief fling with Vito Schnabel, 26, but the art dealer broke off their relationship after she flew to Miami to join him for Art Basel as he was worried the attention would distract from his career.
Sarah Symonds, who says she he had an on-and-off fling with Ramsay for seven years, is planning to publish a book about their affair, titled Memoirs Of A Mistress – My Time With Britain's Most Fiery Chef.
I'd heard about older friends' hippie adventures running off to Hana to hide out after a divorce or have a wild fling.
Here's what Rebekah Weatherspoon, author of romances Better Off Red and The Fling, is passionate about this month.
Maryville showed off its hitting ability in a weekend sweep that saw the Scots rake in 30 hits in two games, and it wasn't a one-time fling.
McKinney Academy student Bella Magryta shows off a pine cone birdfeeder she made at the school's second annual Spring Fling on the Davidson Green May 14.
We don't know what it is, but more often than not, tennis pro and Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic will rip off his shirt and aggressively fling it off somewhere after winning a match.
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