roar off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v roar off leave "The car roared off into the fog"
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Usage

In literature:

Absalom had his coat off in an instant, and felled Roaring Billy like an ox.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
He gave a roar, and off he went as fast as his feet would carry him.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
With a shocking wrench the beams went dead, the scream cut off, the roar was gone.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Four men packed off Roaring Russell, limp and sagging between them.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
He roars and fumes and threatens, but the smugglers carry him off.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Scotty got behind the wheel while Rick cast off and they roared out to sea with the throttle wide open.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
With a roar, it bit off the protruding half of the tough hickory, and then came on again, on three legs.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Member's eye, he and she and all of us go off into peals and roars of laughter.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
She lay awake a good part of that night, hearing, above the roar of the water, the far-off noises of the wild-animal world.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Sloping off again, he roared away toward the ships.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Tons of divided water crashed down upon her decks and roared off over the rails, the men at the wheel were never less than knee-deep.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Setting down a large basket, and throwing off a broad-brimmed Quaker hat and broad-skirted overcoat, Black Donald stood roaring with laughter.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
But I held on, and planted myself firm, so it only dragged us both a foot or two and went roaring off.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
But no man saw the brute, and its next roar sounded from some spot far off in the jungle.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Baldy's roaring question was cut off abruptly.
"Lion Loose" by James H. Schmitz
But there is the feud, and the battle, and the roaring of the cannons is heard afar off.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Next some one touched off a giggle, and after that they roared until they were wipin' away the tears.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
That implement had now long been silent, but they had not gone many paces from the bottom of the dune when it went off with a roar.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
The low dull roar in the forest tops was unceasing, but for other sound of life they might have swung off into space.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Now, mad with chagrin, he flung off his armor, and sat roaring and crying like a man distracted.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Whereat his horse did snort, as he
Had heard a lion roar,
And gallop’d off with all his might,
As he had done before.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
There! Peace at last! The far-off roar
Of human passion dies away.
``Welcome to our broad shade once more,''
The waning woodlands seem to say:
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I hear the sound of flails
Far off, from the threshing-floors
In barns, with their open doors,
And the wind, the wind in my sails,
Louder and louder roars.
"Ultima Thule: The Windmill" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And all day long I listen to the speech
Of wind and water on my charmed beach:
I see far off beyond mine outer shore
The ocean flash, and hear his harmless roar.
"The Islet And The Palm" by Archibald Lampman
And my heart leaps gayly upward, like the foam upon the sea,
As I watch the breakers tumbling with a roar,
And the ships that dot the azure seem to wave a hail to me,
And to beckon to a wondrous, far-off shore.
"The Meadow Road" by Joseph C Lincoln
And only the tides of London flow,
Restless and ceaseless, to and fro;
Only the traffic's rush and roar
Seems a breaking wave on a far-off shore,
And the wind that wanders the sheds among
The ghost of an old-time anchor song: —
"Anchors" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Sandy roared through Ocean City, knocking century-old summer cottages off their foundations, swamping the quaint downtown under two feet of floodwater, and giving the iconic 59th Street fishing pier its final blow.
The discus thrower tears them off whenever he wins a major title, and it was a rip-roaring victory at the Olympics on Tuesday.
Watch Associated and Hot Bodies claim their ROAR Titles – 2012 Electric Off-Road ROAR Super Nationals Coverage.
US fighters roared off the deck of the aircraft carrier "Theodore Roosevelt" in the Arabian Sea during the night and at dawn today.
A loud PING off the post and the roar of the Leaf fans at the Corel Centre came next.
The company literature says "stay the course," but I hear roaring off in the distance.
Stock markets roared their approval Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve led a global move to head off a new financial panic originating in Europe.
Silence, except for the occasional expletive-filled roar followed by the sound of a piece of equipment crashing off the floor and echoing down the hall.
Jefferson roars to 20-1 lead then holds the fort to knock off Conneaut.
A broken-off remnant of the Catergory 1 hurricane that hit Louisiana and the upper Gulf Coast Aug 28-29 roared through Mobile after midnight Tuesday, dumping heavy rain on downtown.
Russia's Putin roars off in F1 race car .
It's that time of year again, when locals and tourists gather and the roaring of engines can be heard from a mile off.
BARK RIVER — It's that time of year again, when locals and tourists gather and the roaring of engines can be heard from a mile off.
Wall Street is off to a roaring start in 2012 but turbulent times may be just ahead, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned Tuesday.
Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates while the crowd at Comerica Park roared.
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