scene of action

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scene of action a playing field where sports events take place
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Usage

In literature:

So near was the scene of action to the house of Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Whilst Le Borgne was preparing to attack La Tour, the English appeared on the scene of action.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
But not only the clang of action and the freedom of stirring scenes produced the southern war-poems.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
This able and trusty officer hurried to the scene of action in an ambulance, studying maps as he went.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I am the man of action when, with lamplight gloating o'er the scene, I bask at leisure in my den, and read my fav'rite magazine.
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
The bartender was at the other end of the bar, far away from the scene of action.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The sound of the click of the rifle action was loud against the silence of the scene.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
I never stayed to discuss probabilities, or enter into conjectures as to my chances of reaching the scene of action.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
Now that generation has moved off the scene of action.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
But a fresh person appeared on the scene of action, whose shrill screams told her name better than anything.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
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In poetry:

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
And now, dear Sangamon, farewell! I wait
On that Elysian scene to meditate
When, separated from the dregs of earth,
Life's stream shall sweeter be, of better worth;
And, like the ocean with its restless tide,
By its own action cleansed and purified.
"The Sangamon River" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The action continued to heat up on a warm weekend as the local racing scene moved past the halfway mark of the season.
Joss Whedon's Marvel epic has teased a mix of action and smart comedy, and the combination is lethal in the first scene revealed to the web.
Gall 's dinosaur/machine mash-ups are, once again, the star of the show, commanding attention (and generating laughs) in every action-filled, rust-toned scene.
Sensuality, intense scenes of action/adventure violence.
In what looks like a scene straight out of an action movie, members of Maroon 5 play bank robbers who prey on Adam Levine's place of employment in a behind-the-scenes clip from the video shoot for 'Payphone' (via E Online).
Maroon 5's Adam Levine gives us another guided tour of the behind-the-scenes action from the band's video for 'Payphone.
Action News was on the scene of a crash involving a SEPTA bus and a number of other vehicles in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Monday, November 12th.
ASF's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ' promises action, memorable scenes - for both kids and adults.
Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee once half-jokingly described the first adventure of shield-wielding Captain America as "so full of lightning-swift action scenes that you'll almost suspect we somehow forgot the story itself".
A developer accused of disturbing wetlands is asking Adirondack Park Agency enforcement actions against him to be thrown out, claiming the agency is working behind the scenes with environmental interest groups.
A behind-the-scenes look at the live-action photography of the picnic scene from "Powers of Ten".
PG-13 — for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material.
Somebody used action figures and stop-motion animation to remake the opening scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and it's great.
November's elections loom large in terms of how actions will unfold in 2013 on the Washington scene.
See classic scenes of the Rangers in breathtaking action, rare broadcast video, and never seen before footage.
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