lash out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lash out attack in speech or writing "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
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Usage

In literature:

The victor was coming at him then, bloated arms lashing out in swift, vicious circles.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
Suddenly it lashed out, nearly half a ton in weight, and with the force of a pile-driver.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
By June 13 they had made ten miles, when Brussilov lashed out again.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
He did not even wince, but swiftly lashed out with a bony fist, raking Luke's cheek with sharp knuckles.
"Vulcan's Workshop" by Harl Vincent
The dogs were now thoroughly worn out; only by continual lashing could he keep them to their work.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Suddenly he lashed out with his fist, striking Mr. Hervey on the jaw.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
The lawful owner of these lashed shoulders and of a couple of hundred more, has turned out to greet us.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Maybe he'll kick him out, maybe he'll roast him bad, and tongue-lash him.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
At each blow the boy lashed out with his left hand.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
The German lashed out suddenly with a knotted fist.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
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In poetry:

Then -the last leap. What crowning curse
Can bid that cup of curses brim?
How may God's maniac ministers
Lash the last languor out of Him?
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
Out of the night a crash,
A roar, a rampart of light;
A flame that leaped like a lash,
Searing forever my sight;
Out of the night a flash,
Then, oh, forever the Night!
"The Sightless Man" by Robert W Service
God bless the woman, whoever she be,
From the tossing waves will recover thee
And lashing wind.
Who will take thee out of the wind and storm,
Dry thy wet face on her bosom warm
And lips so kind ?
"Cean Duv Deelish" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Then I hear--as if torturing swords
Had shivered and torments had grated
Hoarse iron deep under; and words
As of sins that howled out and awaited
A fiend who lashed into their hords,
And a demon who lacerated.
"The Dream Of Dread" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

PAWTUCKET — Angry sanitation workers and other union employees lashed out at Mayor Donald Grebien at a community meeting at the Curtis Elementary School Thursday night over his apparent decision to privatize the city-run trash services.
Don't expect Jason Garrett to lash out.
Packers' Players Lash Out on Social Media.
Liberal media lash out at Romney for daring to criticize Obama.
Rivals Lash Out at French President.
Liberals lash out at the GOP.
Black Crowes lash out at Maxim magazine.
Boehner, Hill Republicans lash out at jobs report.
Storms Lash Out After Sweltering Heat.
Critics lash out at Flint's emergency manager.
Debt holders ' lash out ' at American Airlines CEO.
Don't expect Jason Garrett to lash out .
Penn State supporters lash out …while they conveniently forget the facts.
Palin aides lash out at HBO's 'Game Change.
Groups Lash Out Over Bill.
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