To shut out

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To shut out to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof.
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Quotations

  • Andrew Murray
    Andrew Murray
    “We are to be shut out from men, and shut in with God.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”

Usage

In literature:

He sank into his chair silently, and passed his hand over his eyes, as if to shut out a vision of the future.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
From the standpoint of Omaha and Denver, it seems to fill the Eastern horizon, and shut out the further view.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
Margaret, with tears, ran to him, tried to quiet him and to shut out the light from him again.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He tried to shut the idea out from his mind.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She ran back to him, and told him they had shut her out.
"Mary Marston" by George MacDonald
First he tried to get out of the vase; but the seal of Solomon kept him fast shut up.
"Fairy Tales; Their Origin and Meaning" by John Thackray Bunce
For an instant she thought that he was going to shut her out.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
Frank ran horror stricken back into the house, and sat for a while with his hand over his eyes as if to shut out the ghastly spectacle.
"By Sheer Pluck" by G. A. Henty
Robert shut the door, and, picking his way among the books, stood leaning on the back of the chair Langham pointed out to him.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
There she had to stop, for I had shut it when I brought her out.
"Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" by George MacDonald
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In poetry:

Rose up the waves of fear and doubt,
Rose up from heart to brain;
They shut the world of vision out,
And thus they cried amain:
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
What shuts sun out shuts out snow too;
From his nook your secret lover
Shows what slighted roses grow to
When the rose you chose is over.
"The December Rose" by Edith Nesbit
But worst of all is when they take
Me out in cars that growl and shake,
With charabancs so dreadful-near
I have to shut my eyes for fear.
"A Child's Garden" by Rudyard Kipling
The night was stormy and dark,
The town was shut up in sleep:
Only those were abroad who were out on a lark,
Or those who'd no beds to keep.
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
With feverish restlessness and pain
We strive to shut Thee out, in vain;
To darkened heart and rebel will
Thou art the one clear Dayspring still.
"The Inmost One" by Lucy Larcom
Love has earth to which she clings
With hills and circling arms about—
Wall within wall to shut fear out.
But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.
"Bond And Free" by Robert Frost

In news:

Soccer Comes Together to Shut Out Sacred Heart.
Incline soccer Boys, girls combine to shut out North Tahoe.
Homer returns to home turf to shut out Sitka.
Harrison, Beltre lead Rangers to shut out .
Headphones to Shut Out the World.
Flyers drop just one set to shut out Wadena-Deer Creek.
Background checks prone to mistakes, can shut out jobs.
Lions haven't figured out how to "shut the door".
In a stunning move intended to shut out the unsolicited intentions of Pirelli S.p.A.
Warren County was shut out for the third consecutive game in a 26-0 loss to Hancock Central, but the Screaming Devils did improve.
FMS's Ryan Yelensky (5) hurled five shut-out innings for the Rockets Tuesday versus Huntland, who came back to win 3-2 with a two-run seventh inning.
Opponents failed to defeat a Fort Collins initiative last fall that shut out medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Petersburg Viking volleyball team played host to Sitka and the varsity girls shut out all games this past weekend.
Philadelphia Phillies right hander Kyle Kendrick held the Brewers to three hits in an 8-0 shut out Sunday at Miller Park.
LAKEVILLE — LaVille recorded 22 shots on goal to just three by Culver, and the surging Lancers shut out the slumping Cavaliers 5-0 at Newton Park Tuesday.
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In science:

Secondary eclipse is ∼180◦ out of phase with the transit and is when the planet is occulted by the star, thereby shutting off the planet’s contribution to the summed light.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
They were shut out when the EUV started to rise.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Unfortunately, too few teachers “shut up and listen to their students” so as to find out what they are thinking (Arons 1981). The distractors are based on my years of listening to students as they worked through the experiments in Socratic Dialogue Inducing Lab #1 “Newton’s First and Third Laws” (Hake 2001a).
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
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