snuff it

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snuff it pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life "She died from cancer","The children perished in the fire","The patient went peacefully","The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
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Usage

In literature:

I snuff it in the wind.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
I cannot have soldiers scratching up the carpet with their spurs, or monks dropping snuff on it.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Treat him as you would your own stepson, and if snuff-boxes ever get better I will let you both hear of it.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Absent-mindedly he tried a pinch of the snuff, inhaling it into his nostrils.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
I never thought of it before till last night, but he does; he snuffs every little while!
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
If that man wants snuff, let him buy it.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
We were bowling through La Chapelle, when he pulled out his snuff-box and proffered it.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then Jack placed a large pinch of snuff to its nostrils.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
Hardham, like the rest, never told his secret how the snuff was made, but left it as a heritage to his successors.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
She pulled out her huge black snuff-box, opened it with a tap that sounded again, and took a mighty pinch.
"Specimens of German Romance; Vol. II. Master Flea" by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Years ago snuff was used much more than it is now.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
As occasion may demand, an older woman comes forward and snuffs a candle with her fingers and replaces it with a fresh one.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
There was no snuff in it, but a little black goblin.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
To snuff humanity out at its source, as a flame is snuffed before it can start a fire.
"Disaster Revisited" by Darius John Granger
And, indeed, as I thought of it, I laughed so to myself that I was forced to sit down upon the ground and take snuff.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
Wait till I get a little deeper here; and if all the cattle in Matabeleland were to snuff out, it wouldn't matter.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
The snuff and its pleasures quite decided her.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
But Mtezani sitting on the ground, got out his snuff-horn, and passed it on to Hlabulana as calmly as if they were not there.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
The Night was quick to snuff out all lights but its own.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
He opened it, and the snuff-box said to him in the Spanish language, 'What do you want?
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
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In poetry:

A snuff box once was made
By King Frederick the Great,
Who carved it from a walnut log
Which made the box prideful agog.
"The Snuff Box" by Joachim Ringelnatz
A wood worm, smelling walnut chip,
came crawling at its fastest clip.
The snuff box spoke in tedious rhymes
About this Frederick and his times.
"The Snuff Box" by Joachim Ringelnatz
"He has the Snuff; but it were well
If Granny had it too!
For early closes such a day,
And wild and dreary is the way;
If dark before he reach the Dell,
What can poor Willie do?
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
Well then, speak up, never flinch!
Quick, ere my candle's a snuff
—-Burnt, do you see? to its uttermost inch—-
I believe in you, but that's not enough:
Give my conviction a clinch!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
"At length with many a danger passed,
Unboding worse to come,
He has got the Snuff. Far more than food,
Or wine, 'twill warm her poor old blood.
He has it safe at last, at last!
And sets his face for Home.
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
"He still fought on, for though the Storm
Might bend him, he was tough;
And when the Blast would take his breath,
With kisses like the kiss of death,
One thought still kept his courage warm—
It was Grandmother's Snuff!
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey

In news:

So why does it seem like everyone from Microsoft to Cable Labs wants to snuff out the build-it revolution.
If viewers were guaranteed to flock to a snuff film, would that justify putting it on TV during sweeps.
Marlboro snuff will fully cement its place in the smokeless segment, analysts said.
Still, it was a relief that it wasn't as much of a "snuff" film as feared.
Casinos need to snuff it out.
Can US snuff out Latin America's 'legalize it' push.
It's time to snuff out smoking in the Capitol.
Small and Medium Business IT / Are Googles Security Practices Up to Snuff .
With it's water-resistant shell, free of a thick inner liner, the Remedy is just the right amount of jacket for the mostly mild SoCal winter days, but isn't quite up to snuff for you Northwest, Midwest, and Northeastern heads.
It costs Mountain State residents, businesses and government more than $1.8 billion a year to cope with the fallout from smoking and use of chewing tobacco and snuff, according to one estimate.
Thunderstorms that crossed the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Tuesday night and Wednesday produced lighting that sparked several new forest fires, but officials said it didn't offer enough rain to help snuff any blazes.
) yesterday denounced Japan's decision to buy disputed islands as a farce and said Tokyo should "rein in its behavior," as China moved to snuff out anti-Japan protests after days of demonstrations.
The snuff box was found by a Winterthur staff member and was located in a place where it had never been exhibited.
When it comes to young people these days (as I wave my metaphorical cane at the hooligans of tomorrow), we squash dreams in order to snuff out the potential for entitlement.
South Carolina Republican Rep Joe Wilson may have unexpectedly ignited an explosion of race rhetoric with two words in the House chamber -- "You lie" -- but I can snuff it out with two words in a newspaper -- "Jimmy Carter.
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