stretch forth


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stretch forth thrust or extend out "He held out his hand","point a finger","extend a hand","the bee exserted its sting"
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In literature:

Stretch forth your claws and seize him.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Even as they talked of battle, they stretched forth their hands for the crown of victory.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
She shut herself up in the darkness, and stretched forth her hands and prayed the spirit of John to come back to her in pity.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Maldar was the man, and he had stretched forth his hands toward the boy.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Then he stretched forth his hand.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
Stretch forth your claws and seize him.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Then he stretched forth his hand.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
They stood pleading for the first passage across, and stretched forth passionate hands to the farther shore.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Methinks he were neither a good child nor a thankful, that should refuse to stretch forth hand for his Father's gift.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Little Lexotinus piteously stretched forth his hands from the shore.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

In poetry:

But the rows of dark mouths that have spoken
Defiance with sulphurous breath,
Glisten black, stretching forth in the silence,
And in vain ask the presence of death.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Ye that from south to north,
Ye that from east to west,
Stretch hands of longing forth
And keep your eyes from rest,
Lo, when ye will, we bring you gifts of what is best.
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
For those who once were proud and softly bred
Shall, kneeling, wait thee as thou passest by,
They who were pure shall stretch forth eager hands
Crying, "Thy pity, Lord, before we die!"
"Song Of The Peri" by Laurence Hope
My morn was all dewy rose and pearl,
Peace brimmed the skies, a cool and fragrant air
Caressed my going forth, and everywhere
The radiant webs, by hope and fancy spun,
Stretched shining in the sun.
"After-Glow" by Susan Coolidge
Abraham was a man well beloved by the Lord,
He was true to be found in great Jehovah's word,
He stretched forth his hand, and took a knife to slay his son,
An angel appearing said, The Lord's will be done!
"The Masonic Hymn" by Anonymous British
THERE was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became;
And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of
the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.
"There Was A Child Went Forth" by Walt Whitman

In news:

They spring forth in those moments when we're pulled and stretched like Spandex fabric, from many sides.
Like a fireworks shop that seems to spring forth from nowhere along a quiet stretch of roadside, so too does SweetWater Brewing Company stand out on a Friday.