sacrifice fly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sacrifice fly a sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball
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Usage

In literature:

And I know that, really, you're far too tender-hearted to sacrifice a fly.
"The Hermit of Far End" by Margaret Pedler
Should I leave London, leave England, fly from the temptation, no matter where, or at what sacrifice?
"Basil" by Wilkie Collins
Merkle's clever sacrifice put him on third and Herzog's sacrifice fly sent him over the rubber.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
Still, he was flying at higher game, and had to sacrifice a little, while he knew his man.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
A verse may find him who a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
The gods smelt the sweet savour, and they clustered like flies about the sacrificer.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Woe to the wretch who flies from the bright goddess Sympathy, to sacrifice before the dark idol Self-love!
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Many women marry and sacrifice their happiness to fly from such slavery.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Let us do so with these flying thoughts, which defile the sacrifice of our prayer.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
With all my heart, in spite of the tremendous sacrifice of good flies.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Another kind of sacrifice-hit is a long fly to the outfield.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The only alternative was to fly, but this meant the sacrifice of too many other lives dear to her.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Each trembling sheet shall, as it upwards flies, 5 Present itself to thee a sacrifice.
"Thomas Stanley: His Original Lyrics, Complete, In Their Collated Readings of 1647, 1651, 1657." by Thomas Stanley
As the smoke of Hasisadra's sacrifice arises, the gods, attracted by the sweet savour, are compared to swarms of flies.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
Still, he was flying at higher game and had to sacrifice a little, while he knew his man.
"The Impostor" by Harold Bindloss
He was involved in the troubles of the times, compelled to sacrifice his offices, and obliged to fly to foreign countries.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
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In poetry:

Yet to see the sons of folly
Chase the bubble as it flies;
How it calls on melancholy,
To record the sacrifice:
Sacrifice of heavenly treasure,
To procure a fleeting pleasure.
"An Estimate Of The Pleasures Of Life" by Elizabeth Bath
Six bulls I saw as black as jet,
With crimsoned horns and amber eyes
That chewed their cud without a fret,
And swished to brush away the flies,
Unwitting their soon sacrifice.
"The Bulls" by Robert W Service
Help us that we may not deny
Our brotherhood in hour of strife;
When swords shall from their scabbards fly,
And great the sacrifice of life,
May we in pity o'er them bend,
And help to wounded foe extend.
"Father Of Universal Man" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Jed Lowrie follows through on a sacrifice fly, scoring teammate Jose Altuve during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox.
Minnesota broke the tie with a sacrifice fly from Ryan Doumit in the 7th inning.
Potter's sacrifice fly lifts Rebels past Topsail .
Don Kelly's sacrifice fly in the 9th lifts Tigers past A's in game 2.
Don Kelly's sacrifice fly wont he game for the Tigers Sunday.
Don Kelly 's sacrifice fly in the 9th lifts Tigers past A's in game 2.
Don Kelly 's sacrifice fly wont he game for the Tigers Sunday.
Matt Holliday's single scored the first run of the inning andBrad Hawpe followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.
4 Texas A&M came down to 12 innings on Thursday with the Aggies winning 4-3 on a sacrifice fly by Krey Bratsen.
The Minnesota Twins in 2008 had 72 sacrifice flies.
O'Mara's ' Sacrifice Fly' scores.
Dickey's streak without allowing an earned run ended at 44 2/3 innings when Mark Teixeira had a sacrifice fly in the third inning and Nick Swisher belted a three-run homer later in the frame.
Highland's Adam Blair hits a sacrifice fly to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead on Tuesday.
Justin Morneau singled in the tying run before Ryan Doumit's sacrifice fly scored Josh Willingham from 3rd base to put the Twins ahead.
Nobles catcher Katie Puccio delivers a first-inning sacrifice fly, bringing home one of six runs for the Bulldogs in the opening frame on Friday.
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