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Run  v. i.  (past ran; past part. run; pres. part. running)  
1.
To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog. Specifically:
2.
Of voluntary or personal action:
(a)
To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten. ""Ha, ha, the fox!" and after him they ran."
(b)
To flee, as from fear or danger. "As from a bear a man would run for life."
(c)
To steal off; to depart secretly.
(d)
To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress. "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain."
(e)
To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt. "Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast, to rend my heart with grief and run distracted?"
(f)
To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
(g)
To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another. "Virgil, in his first Georgic, has run into a set of precepts foreign to his subject."
(h)
To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; with on.
(i)
To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; with on.
(j)
To creep, as serpents.
3.
Of involuntary motion:
(a)
To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold.
(b)
To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread. "The fire ran along upon the ground."
(c)
To become fluid; to melt; to fuse. "As wax dissolves, as ice begins to run." "Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire."
(d)
To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
(e)
To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.
(f)
To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary. "She saw with joy the line immortal run, Each sire impressed, and glaring in his son."
(g)
To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.
(h)
To make progress; to proceed; to pass. "As fast as our time runs, we should be very glad in most part of our lives that it ran much faster."
(i)
To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week. "When we desire anything, our minds run wholly on the good circumstances of it; when it is obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones."
(j)
To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west. "Where the generally allowed practice runs counter to it." "Little is the wisdom, where the flight So runs against all reason."
(k)
To be in form thus, as a combination of words. "The king's ordinary style runneth, "Our sovereign lord the king.""
(l)
To be popularly known; to be generally received. "Men gave them their own names, by which they run a great while in Rome." "Neither was he ignorant what report ran of himself."
(m)
To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly. "If the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves."
(n)
To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline. "A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds." "Temperate climates run into moderate governments."
(o)
To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing. "In the middle of a rainbow the colors are... distinguished, but near the borders they run into one another."
(p)
To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land. "Customs run only upon our goods imported or exported, and that but once for all; whereas interest runs as well upon our ships as goods, and must be yearly paid."
(q)
To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
(r)
To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
(s)
To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
(t)
(Naut.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; said of vessels.
4.
Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.
5.
(Athletics) To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.
As things run, according to the usual order, conditions, quality, etc.; on the average; without selection or specification.
To let run (Naut.), to allow to pass or move freely; to slacken or loosen.
To run after, to pursue or follow; to search for; to endeavor to find or obtain; as, to run after similes.
To run away, to flee; to escape; to elope; to run without control or guidance.
To run away with.
(a)
To convey away hurriedly; to accompany in escape or elopement.
(b)
To drag rapidly and with violence; as, a horse runs away with a carriage.
To run down.
(a)
To cease to work or operate on account of the exhaustion of the motive power; said of clocks, watches, etc.
(b)
To decline in condition; as, to run down in health.
To run down a coast, to sail along it.
To run for an office, to stand as a candidate for an office.
To run in or To run into.
(a)
To enter; to step in.
(b)
To come in collision with.
To run into To meet, by chance; as, I ran into my brother at the grocery store.
To run in trust, to run in debt; to get credit. (Obs.)
To run in with.
(a)
To close; to comply; to agree with. (R.)
(b)
(Naut.) To make toward; to near; to sail close to; as, to run in with the land.
To run mad, To run mad after or To run mad on. See under Mad.
To run on.
(a)
To be continued; as, their accounts had run on for a year or two without a settlement.
(b)
To talk incessantly.
(c)
To continue a course.
(d)
To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with sarcasm; to bear hard on.
(e)
(Print.) To be continued in the same lines, without making a break or beginning a new paragraph.
To run out.
(a)
To come to an end; to expire; as, the lease runs out at Michaelmas.
(b)
To extend; to spread. "Insectile animals... run all out into legs."
(c)
To expatiate; as, to run out into beautiful digressions.
(d)
To be wasted or exhausted; to become poor; to become extinct; as, an estate managed without economy will soon run out. "And had her stock been less, no doubt She must have long ago run out."
To run over.
(a)
To overflow; as, a cup runs over, or the liquor runs over.
(b)
To go over, examine, or rehearse cursorily.
(c)
To ride or drive over; as, to run over a child.
To run riot, to go to excess.
To run through.
(a)
To go through hastily; as to run through a book.
(b)
To spend wastefully; as, to run through an estate.
To run to seed, to expend or exhaust vitality in producing seed, as a plant; figuratively and colloquially, to cease growing; to lose vital force, as the body or mind.
To run up, to rise; to swell; to grow; to increase; as, accounts of goods credited run up very fast. "But these, having been untrimmed for many years, had run up into great bushes, or rather dwarf trees."
To run with.
(a)
To be drenched with, so that streams flow; as, the streets ran with blood.
(b)
To flow while charged with some foreign substance. "Its rivers ran with gold."






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"Run" Quotes from Famous Books



... gratify, ambition to feed. Who could bear to have his correspondents always upon his hands? Who could endure such a tax upon his patience as they would become? Who would send for his letters? Who would not rather run away from the postmen, for fear ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. II, No. 8, June 1858 • Various

... not dilate on the many advantages which this description of writing possesses over all others. Lamplighters, commercial bagmen, omnibus-cads, tavern-waiters, and general postmen, may "read as they run." Fiddlers at the theatres, during the rests in a piece of music, may also benefit by my invention; for which, if the following specimen meet your approbation, I shall instantly ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

... in many ways you are to be blamed for these feelings; to have thus run away, and intrusted your existence to the protection of other people. Did you suppose that others would give more attention to your interests than your own self? For, however other matters stood, certainly you should have thought of her whom you ...
— The Comedies of Terence - Literally Translated into English Prose, with Notes • Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence

... to know that he was going to run in?" said Gymbert, trying to bluster. "He crossed my horse, and it is his own fault if he was in the way ...
— A King's Comrade - A Story of Old Hereford • Charles Whistler

... had run back, and spied her there, they had stared half frightened. "You ain't sick, are ...
— The Portion of Labor • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

... appeared on the threshold, and without a word, putting forth his hand, seized the arm of his commander, and pulled him into the cottage. Before Wallace could ask the reason of this, he saw a woman run forward with a light in her hand; the beams of which falling on the face of the knight of Ellerslie, with a shriek of joy she rushed toward him, and ...
— The Scottish Chiefs • Miss Jane Porter

... the sidewalk," corrected Jane. "One of them was Frederic Hoff. I did not see the other distinctly enough to identify him. I saw no murder. I merely saw the two of them run ...
— The Apartment Next Door • William Andrew Johnston

... his guests at the time, in spite of the celebrated Mr. Greatrix, it was all they could do to prevent the butler from being carried off bodily from amongst them by the fairies, who considered him as their lawful prey. They raised him in the air above the heads of the mortals, who could only run beneath, to break his fall when they pleased to let him go. The spectre which formerly advised the poor man continued to haunt him, and at length discovered himself to be the ghost of an acquaintance who had been dead for ...
— Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft • Sir Walter Scott

... fortune.... You see, I can't guarantee the precise size of her pile. That all depends on luck and the locality. But it'll run anywhere from several hundred thousand up to a ...
— The Fortune Hunter • Louis Joseph Vance

... the office now, my dear," he said; "we have some important cases to look after this morning. I will take a run up in the course of an hour or so. If the young girl should recover and wish to see me very particularly, I suppose you will have to send for me. Don't get me away up here unless you find out ...
— Daisy Brooks - A Perilous Love • Laura Jean Libbey

... with despair. In her poverty a shilling looked as big as a cartwheel, and when I said to her: "Will you promise to go direct home if I give you a sovereign?" she cried out: "Oh, sir, God forever bless you if you will!" I gave her the $5, and as she started to run I caught her by the sleeve and said: "I will go home with you to see if you have told me the truth." She lived close by, in one of those teeming courts that run off from the Strand. We found her baby naked on a heap of rags, in a small, dirty room, containing two ...
— Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison - Fifteen Years in Solitude • Austin Biron Bidwell

... Otoo a short run out to sea and back, the two ships sailed for the north side of Eimeo, arriving the next day, and were greeted by a chief, Maheine, who was bald-headed. Of this defect he seemed much ashamed, and always appeared with his head covered ...
— The Life of Captain James Cook • Arthur Kitson

... carpenter. He had been a laborer in the employ of Miss Belle Huntington's father, and she had not felt that she was compromising herself or her parents by marrying him, and the wealthy pork-packer's daughter had run away with the ...
— His Heart's Queen • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... answered, more and more excited, "have I not slaved for you, stinted myself of clothes to pay your rent? Have I not run to and fro for you like a slave, while I knew all the time you did not respect me or trust me? If you had only treated me as a child and an idiot, I could have borne it. But you have been thinking of me all the while as an incarnate fiend—dead in trespasses and sins—a child of wrath and ...
— Alton Locke, Tailor And Poet • Rev. Charles Kingsley et al

... hands, the greatest part of which was already lavished away in the excesses of drinking and gaming. She was young, unacquainted with the world; had never experienced necessity, and knew no arts of redressing it; so that thus forlorn and distressed, to whom could she run for refuge, even from want, and misery, but to the very traitor that had undone her. She was acquainted with none that could or would espouse her cause, a helpless, useless load of grief and melancholy! with child! disgraced! her own relations ...
— The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) - Vol. IV • Theophilus Cibber

... Panurge, I would be loth to act anything therein without your counsel had thereto. It is my judgment also, quoth Pantagruel, and I advise you to it. Nevertheless, quoth Panurge, if I understood aright that it were much better for me to remain a bachelor as I am, than to run headlong upon new hairbrained undertakings of conjugal adventure, I would rather choose not to marry. Quoth Pantagruel, Then do not marry. Yea but, quoth Panurge, would you have me so solitarily drive out the whole course of my life, without the comfort of a matrimonial consort? You ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... felt so well. Your pills have a most marvellous effect upon me. I am conscious of a vivacity, a freshness, when I remember how run down I ...
— The Nabob • Alphonse Daudet

... make a lunch counter go, it surely ought to be Mrs. Cosgrove," affirmed Erica Jentz, "for she just keeps her tea- pot going all the time, and my mother says she never lets her cake run out for fear some one ...
— The Girl Scout Pioneers - or Winning the First B. C. • Lillian C Garis

... Barbuda water management - a major concern because of limited natural fresh water resources - is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly ...
— The 2007 CIA World Factbook • United States

... his knees and saying: "I have been near You for ten years; Your service has become tedious and monotonous; I have come to bid You farewell; good-by, Lord Jesus Christ." I never heard of one doing this. I will tell you how they go away; they just run away. ...
— Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations - Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist • Dwight L. Moody

... Thessaly, In this wide field of monumental clay. AEtolian Mars had marked us for his prey; Or he who, bursting from the Ausonian fold, In Titus' form the waves of battle rolled; And taught AEma'thia's boastful lord to run So swift that swiftest stags were by his ...
— Mosaics of Grecian History • Marcius Willson and Robert Pierpont Willson

... always to be the better mounted," returned George coolly. "For my part, I much prefer it, because then I need not be anxious about whether I am boring her or not: if I am, she can run away." ...
— Thomas Wingfold, Curate • George MacDonald

... beats them all. I do think she is the splendidest child that ever was!" And Betty set down the basket to run and embrace the suspended darling, just then kicking up her heels with ...
— Under the Lilacs • Louisa May Alcott

... much knocked about the world from his earliest years that he had not retained much respect for the gravity of English customs; but even to his mind an idea presented itself that, perhaps in a wife, true British prejudice would not in the long run be less agreeable than Anglo-Italian freedom from restraint. He did not exactly say so, but he expressed the idea ...
— Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope

... that you might be in want of fresh provisions, I have run down with a small supply, which is at ...
— Wrecked but not Ruined • R.M. Ballantyne

... Then, after he had run a long way, he paused, for there were now two tracks instead of one. The marks of the bear went up a little side valley, the marks of the sledge went down the slope. What could have happened? Had Tumbu in his haste missed the bear's ...
— The Adventures of Akbar • Flora Annie Steel

... distinguish'd guides Again they close, and once again disjoin; In troop to troop oppos'd, and line to line. They meet; they wheel; they throw their darts afar With harmless rage and well-dissembled war. Then in a round the mingled bodies run: Flying they follow, and pursuing shun; Broken, they break; and, rallying, they renew In other forms the military shew. At last, in order, undiscern'd they join, And march together in a friendly line. And, as the Cretan labyrinth ...
— The Aeneid • Virgil

... performed by enormous leaps, often covering a rod at a flying jump,—there is a certain airy grace and harmony of movement attending their motions. Dogs and horses have more power of endurance than the kangaroo, and are thus enabled to run it down; but neither horse nor dog can achieve the same degree of speed for moderate distances. If the chase occurs in a wood where there are numerous obstacles, like heavy fallen logs, the kangaroo is safe, since he can jump all such ...
— Foot-prints of Travel - or, Journeyings in Many Lands • Maturin M. Ballou

... English steamers, was a telltale in regard to such vessels. It had been an idea of his own to take in a supply of this kind of fuel, for while its smoke betrayed the character of vessels intending to run the blockade, the absence of it betrayed the loyalty of the national steamers to the blockade runners. It was a poor rule that would not work both ways, and the commander of the Bronx had determined to adopt the scheme he ...
— On The Blockade - SERIES: The Blue and the Gray Afloat • Oliver Optic

... hurriedly and fearfully. And I knew why Captain West had turned tail to the storm. Number Three hatch was a wreck. Among other things the great timber, called the "strong-back," was broken. He had had to run, or founder. Before our decks were swept again I could make out the carpenter's emergency repairs. With fresh timbers he was bolting, lashing, and wedging Number Three hatch into some sort ...
— The Mutiny of the Elsinore • Jack London

... you confess it," he answered, "for I was minded to turn and run when the first lights of the great camp showed through the trees. Then the boy answered me, 'My king, why should I fear when you are with me?' I was ashamed, and took Harek's harp from him—for he carried it—and went forward boldly, singing the song of Gunnar in the ...
— King Alfred's Viking - A Story of the First English Fleet • Charles W. Whistler

... coveted article, but it was hopelessly beyond his means. The subject lay heavily upon his mind for several days, for when he took a notion that he wanted a thing, it was hard to reason or drive him out of it. His thoughts and his dreams were of brass dog-collars, and his talk among his companions run upon the same theme. At length, while prosecuting his inquiries, he happened to learn that a little boy who attended his school, owned just such a collar as he wanted, and had no dog to wear it. Here was a chance for a speculation. Oscar lost no time in seeing this boy, and in getting his lowest ...
— Oscar - The Boy Who Had His Own Way • Walter Aimwell

... run expectant as you always do To the uniforms we meet, You'll never find Willy among all the soldiers ...
— Georgian Poetry 1916-17 - Edited by Sir Edward Howard Marsh • Various

... old prisoners—those taken at Gettysburg, Chicamauga and Mine Run—had been brought in. The armies had been very quiet during the Winter, preparing for the death grapple in the Spring. There had been nothing done, save a few cavalry raids, such as our own, and Averill's attempt to gain and break up the ...
— Andersonville, complete • John McElroy

... to play once more, only I could not run as fast as usual. How pleasant it was out of doors, after my long stay in the house! The flowers and trees seemed glad to see me, and I knew the hens and cows were, and old Deacon Pettibone, the horse. I resumed my old business of hunting hens' ...
— Aunt Madge's Story • Sophie May

... forward) Well, sir! (Takes bone in both hands and looks up and down the length of it) If 'tain't my ole mule! This sho was one hell of a mule, too. He'd fight every inch in front of de plow ... he'd turn over de mowing machine ... run away wid de wagon ... and you better not look like you ...
— The Mule-Bone: - A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts • Zora Hurston and Langston Hughes

... that point and being in readiness, the major causes the charge to be sounded. The signal is repeated by the musicians of all parts of the line. The company officers lead the charge. The skirmishers spring forward shouting, run with bayonets at charge, and close ...
— Manual of Military Training - Second, Revised Edition • James A. Moss

... when there was a sound of many feet. The man whom I had wounded had run shouting towards the palace, rousing the soldiers, both those on watch and those in their quarters. Now these began to arrive and to gather in the glade before the clump of trees, for some guards who had heard the clash of ...
— The Wanderer's Necklace • H. Rider Haggard

... convivial party so suddenly dispersed. For one, and but one moment, they were all paralysed; no one attempted to get up and run away—then, as if by a simultaneous thought, they all threw themselves back, tossing their heels over their heads, and continuing their eccentric career. Mussulmen and Europeans all tumbled backwards, heels over heads, down the descent, diverging in every point of the compass, ...
— The King's Own • Captain Frederick Marryat

... to the kitchen. The wood box was well-filled and she had little difficulty in starting a fire in the stove. Like the rest of the farm homes, the only available water supply seemed to be the pump in the yard, and Betty pumped vigorously, letting a stream run out before she filled the teakettle. She thought it likely that no water had been pumped ...
— Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil - The Farm That Was Worth a Fortune • Alice B. Emerson

... Taurus, which gradually subside into the desert a little to the south of Aleppo. The bare, round-backed, chalky or rocky ranges, which here continually succeed one another, are divided only by narrow tortuous valleys, which run chiefly towards the Euphrates or the lake of Antioch. This mountain tract is succeeded by a region of extensive plains, separated from each other by low hills, both equally desolate. The soil is shallow and stony; the streams are few and of little volume; irrigation is thus difficult, and, except ...
— The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon • George Rawlinson

... remember when we were set free. Mr. Bull told us and we cut long poles and fastened balls of cotton on the ends and set fire to them. Then, we run around with them burning, a-singin' and a-dancin'. No, we did not try to run away and never left the plantation until Mr. Bull said ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: The Ohio Narratives • Works Projects Administration

... effect of the Reformation, strong in proportion to the strength of the reforming movement, powerful in the regions or sects which had broken away, far less powerful in those which had maintained the Faith, would seem to have run its full course, and to have settled at last into universal negation and a universal challenge proffered to every institution, and every postulate. But since humanity cannot repose in such a stage of anarchy, we may well believe that there is coming, or has already begun, yet another stage, in ...
— Europe and the Faith - "Sine auctoritate nulla vita" • Hilaire Belloc

... out. In the meadow yonder Are the little lambs at play. They are all extremely foolish, Yet I haven't the heart to hint That over the boundary wall there grows A beautiful bed of mint. For a little lamb Will run to its mam. And will say "O! dam," At a hint, however well intentioned, When the awful name ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. Sep. 12, 1891 • Various

... ejaculated Mr. Brown, who at the word "scheme" had advanced one step from his retreat, but who now at the last words of the intruder drew back as gently as a snail into his shell; and although his person was far too much enveloped in shade to run the least chance of detection, yet the honest broker began to feel a little tremor vibrate along the chords of his thrilling frame, and a new anathema against the fatal ...
— The Disowned, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... Chancellorsville, Lt.-Colonel A.C. Hamlin.) He must be a great leader indeed who, when his flank is suddenly rolled up and his line of retreat threatened, preserves sufficient coolness to devise a general counterstroke. Jackson had proved himself equal to such a situation at Cedar Run, but it is seldom in these circumstances that Providence sides ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... Thousand and Three Hundred Years, unto that New Jerusalem, whereto the Church is to be advanced, when the Mystical Babylon shall be fallen. At the Resurrection of our Lord, there were seventeen or eighteen Hundred of those Years, yet upon the Line, to run unto, The rest which remains for the People of God; and this Remnant in the Line of Time, is here in our Apocalypse, variously Embossed, Adorned, and Signalized with such Distinguishing Events, if we mind them, will help us escape that Censure, ...
— The Wonders of the Invisible World • Cotton Mather

... a foul oath, and leaped at Jimmie; but Jimmie had expected that, he was looking out for himself. There was no railing to the little porch on which he stood, and he leaped off to the ground and away. Because he knew the lay of the land, he could run faster in the darkness ...
— Jimmie Higgins • Upton Sinclair

... let her see him wince. Instead, he said gently, "In the long run it's not the sound way. If I do good work, some day people will realize it and come to me. And I do good work," he cried, not to boast, but because their courage needed a tonic, "and some day when I get my chance I'll ...
— The House of Toys • Henry Russell Miller

... before they give credit to a member of these clubs; but if a reform succeeds they will be placed in a state of security. At present they must make REGULAR families pay an enormous price for their goods, to enable them to run the risk of never receiving a single shilling ...
— The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims - Volume I (of II) • Andrew Steinmetz

... tearing as though on the wings of the wind up the High Street. Panting, breathless, overpowered with emotion, she presently reached the long flat stretch of beach at the farther end of which was the dangerous White Bay. Never in all her life had Pauline run as she did now. Faster and faster flew her feet. There was a noise in her ears as though something was hammering on her brain. She was almost faint with terror. Should she be in time? Should she be too late? Oh! she ...
— Girls of the Forest • L. T. Meade

... facts, sources in which the facts have already been collected and digested, and sources where they are still scattered and must be brought together and grouped by the investigator. Obviously there is no sharp or permanent distinction between these two classes. Let us first run through some of the books which are commonly available as sources of either kind, and then come back to the use ...
— The Making of Arguments • J. H. Gardiner

... open his eyes, even for a moment, he would clearly perceive, that to effect any thing upon hearts hardened by crime, he must not reckon upon the chastisement of an avenging Divinity, which the self-love natural to man always shews him as pacified in the long run. He who has arrived at persuading himself he cannot be happy without crime, will always readily deliver himself up to it, notwithstanding the menaces of religion. Whoever is sufficiently blind not to read his infamy in his own heart, to see his own vileness in the countenances ...
— The System of Nature, Vol. 1 • Baron D'Holbach

... these Realms to the Weeding of a great Garden; which, says he, it is not sufficient to weed once for all, and afterwards to give over, but that the Work must be continued daily, or the same Spots of Ground which are cleared for a while, will in a little time be over-run as much as ever. Another Gentleman lays before me several Enormities that are already sprouting, and which he believes will discover themselves in their Growth immediately after my Disappearance. There is no doubt, ...
— The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - With Translations and Index for the Series • Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

... bone to a dog, said a shrewd observer, and he will run off with it in his mouth, but with no vibration in his tail. Call the dog to you, pat him on the head, let him take the bone from your hand, and his tail will wag with gratitude. The dog recognizes the good deed and the gracious manner of doing it. Those who throw their good deeds should not expect ...
— Pushing to the Front • Orison Swett Marden

... gust and rising again with a lull. In proof he described an expedient of Major Templer's, where an attempt was being made to operate a photographic camera hoisted by two tandem kites. "The balloon," he writes, "went up majestically, and all seemed very satisfactory until a mile of cable had been run out, and the winder locked." It was then that troubles began which threatened the wreckage of the apparatus, and Mr. Archibald, in consequence, strongly recommended a kite balloon at that time. Twelve years later the same able experimentalist, impressed ...
— The Dominion of the Air • J. M. Bacon

... mumble-the-peg, high-spy, snap- the-whip, a rather dangerous performance, in which a long row of boys, with the biggest boy at one end, and tapering down to the smallest at the other end, would run over a field or open space until suddenly the big boy would stop, turn half around, and stand still and hold fast with all his might. The result was that the boy next to him had to move a very little distance, but the little fellow at the end was compelled to describe ...
— Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2 • George Hoar

... a redskin with a noose required more skill than was available. Accordingly, {52} none were taken alive. Champlain says: 'We retired to our barque after having done all we could.' Lescarbot adds: 'Six or seven of the savages were hacked and hewed in pieces, who could not run so lightly in the water as on shore, and were caught as they came out by those of ...
— The Founder of New France - A Chronicle of Champlain • Charles W. Colby

... and he's going to marry the girl he was helpin' Jean to take out of his way. That store never would have been burnt that night. I wish Jean had got her, though. Then I'd turned things against Tell Mapleson and run him out of town instead of his driving me from Springvale. Tell played a double game damned well. I'm outlawed and he's gettin' ...
— The Price of the Prairie - A Story of Kansas • Margaret Hill McCarter

... couples. One catches a sentence here and there. Like this, from Bermudian of thirteen years' absence: "It is the nature of women to ask trivial, irrelevant, and pursuing questions—questions that pursue you from a beginning in nothing to a run-to-cover in nowhere." Reply of Bermudian of twenty-seven years' absence: "Yes; and to think they have logical, analytical minds and argumentative ability. You see 'em begin to whet up whenever they smell argument in the air." Plainly these ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... doth together run, One moment, and the work is done! As mad, a grand design at first is view'd; But we henceforth may laugh at fate, And so a brain, with thinking-power embued, Henceforth your living ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

... Mr. Lovel contemptuously; "or may. I fancy these vices run in the blood, child, and pass from father to son more surely than a landed estate. To lie and betray came natural to the man I knew. Great Heaven! I can see his ...
— The Lovels of Arden • M. E. Braddon

... years just because he did not consider that he was received properly on his return from Switzerland; also because he went into a rage, for he has a very evil temper if roused, when I suggested that he wanted to run after your daughter's money." ...
— Love Eternal • H. Rider Haggard

... tenderer emotions, those deeper passions, those nobler aspirations of humanity, which are the heritage of the woman far more than of the man; and which are potent in her, for evil or for good, in proportion as they are left to run wild and undisciplined; or are trained and developed into graceful, harmonious, self-restraining strength, beautiful in themselves, and a blessing to all who come under ...
— Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays • Charles Kingsley

... aside and began to run. With her slight start she outdistanced him, and when he scrambled up to the top, she was already on her knees, kneeling down over ...
— The Moving Finger • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... business of taking directorships has never quite appealed to me. I don't know anything about the game, and I should probably run up against some wildcat company. I can't say I like the directorship wheeze much. It's the idea of knowing that one's name would be being used as a bait. Every time I saw it on a prospectus I should feel ...
— Uneasy Money • P.G. Wodehouse

... Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge ...
— Our Day - In the Light of Prophecy • W. A. Spicer

... table in the rear of a saloon talking of the morrow. The place was run by a former cowboy. It therefore became a rendezvous for the craft. Most of us had made up our minds to quit cattle for good ...
— Cattle Brands - A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories • Andy Adams

... was very much in need of a situation, and he knew the young man who had rushed in ahead of him as a bitter enemy. That fact, coupled with his desire to get work, caused him to dash up the street as fast as he could run. ...
— Jack North's Treasure Hunt - Daring Adventures in South America • Roy Rockwood

... were impossible to gain so much favour of him, as to let him visit those two French gentlemen, he being by while he was with them: the keeper soon granted his request, and replied—There was no hazard he would not run to serve him; and immediately putting back the hangings, with one of those keys he had in his hand, he opened a door in his chamber that led into a gallery of fine pictures, and from thence they passed into the apartment ...
— Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister • Aphra Behn

... a shade too late. Jim kicked his legs free with a last wild jerk, and staggered to his feet. His arms were still held, in a measure, in spite of his utmost efforts to free them of the clinging brown stuff. But he could, and did, run away from the body of soldiers surrounding the monarch just before the deadly syringe of the first attacking ...
— The Raid on the Termites • Paul Ernst

... into a maiden as charming as a flower, and Stas became convinced, at the expense of his own peace, that a man, who had completed twenty-four years, could nevertheless still think of ladies. He even thought of beautiful and dear Nell so incessantly that finally he decided to run away to whatever place his eyes would ...
— In Desert and Wilderness • Henryk Sienkiewicz

... to me no tendency to disease of any kind. Indeed, he is looking particularly well just now. He is full of sensibility, both intellectually and morally, which is scarcely favorable to health and long life; but in the long run, if people can run, they get over such a disadvantage. At this time he is about to publish a collection of poems. I think highly of his capabilities; and he is a great favorite with both of us for various excellent reasons. Did I tell you of his passing ...
— The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

... their contamination by disease-producing germs is much more to be feared than when they are derived from wells or springs; where streams arise from and keep their course through uninhabited districts the probabilities are strong that their waters are pure and fit for use, but where they run through cultivated fields, and particularly where they pass in the neighborhood of houses, their waters should never be looked upon as being drinkable,—except after being boiled or properly filtered. Inasmuch as adequate filtration ...
— Health on the Farm - A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene • H. F. Harris

... at once specious and inviting. But in truth the real motives which prompted the new proposals were jealousy of Southampton and Clarendon and personal ambition. The prime mover was Sir George Downing, that turbulent and versatile political adventurer, who had run through the whole gamut of political tergiversation, and who, as envoy to Holland, had long worried Clarendon by the pertinacity with which he had provoked the jealousy of the Dutch and had done all ...
— The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon V2 • Henry Craik

... Swan, the gardener, when the children came home and told him how Peter had cried—"anyhow, there's one less on you now to run over my borders. He was as meek as Moses, that child was, when first he came, but you soon made him as ...
— Fated to Be Free • Jean Ingelow

... and pride On the smooth back of silver Thames to ride) Wanders astonish'd in the angry main, As Titan's car did, while the golden rein Fill'd the young hand of his adventurous son,[4] When the whole world an equal hazard run To this of ours, the light of whose desire Waves threaten now, as that was scared by fire. Th' impatient sea grows impotent, and raves, That, night assisting, his impetuous waves 70 Should find resistance from so light a thing; ...
— Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham • Edmund Waller; John Denham

... nineteenth chapter yesterday," Janet answered, flushing. "It will only run to about twenty-three. It's a very ...
— A Daughter of To-Day • Sara Jeannette Duncan (aka Mrs. Everard Cotes)

... is next enforced by presenting the consequences of neglecting it. To seek Him is life, not to seek Him incurs the danger of finding Him in unwelcome ways. That is for ever true. We do not get away from God by forgetting Him, but we run the risk of finding in Him, not the fire which vitalises, purifies, melts, and gladdens, but that which consumes. The fire is one, but its effects are twofold. God is for us either that fire into which it is blessedness to be baptized, or that by which ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - Ezekiel, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets. St Matthew Chapters I to VIII • Alexander Maclaren

... Confluent variety, all the symptoms are more violent, the fever continuing after the eruption begins. The pustules burst early, and run into each other, covering nearly or quite the whole skin; the surface swells and turns black or dark brown, the lungs are more or less irritated, producing cough, and not unfrequently the stomach ...
— An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art - Containing the New Discoveries and Improvements to the Present Time • B. L. Hill

... morning! Und dey leave me to shut up mine restaurant by mineself! (Shakes fist.) All right! Ven you come back to-morrow I send you up to Schnitzelman on der next block! I don't have you come by my restaurant und eat double orders of beef stew und coffee! No, sir! I run mine little restaurant for mineself a while! I got so many debts, und I don't get no customers, I don't make no money by mine liddle place! When you come back here you don't find no job—you go up to Schnitzelman for your double orders! (Loud fire ...
— The Pot Boiler • Upton Sinclair

... couragious still, Let Pies, and Dawes, sit dumb before their death, Onely the Swan sings at the parting breath. And (worthy GEORGE) by industry and vse, Let's see what lines Virginia will produce; Goe on with OVID, as you haue begunne, With the first fiue Bookes; let your numbers run 40 Glib as the former, so shall it liue long, And doe much honour to the English tongue: Intice the Muses thither to repaire, Intreat them gently, trayne them to that ayre, For they from hence may thither hap to fly, T'wards the sad time which ...
— Minor Poems of Michael Drayton • Michael Drayton

... watching the run of the sea, at first idly, and with no other feeling than that of wonder that any vessel in the water-logged condition of the barque could continue to live in it, for it was as high and as steep a sea as I had ever beheld, and it broke incessantly ...
— The Castaways • Harry Collingwood

... the smugglers! The Downs swarmed with them, for since there might be no lawful trade betwixt France and England, it had all to run in that channel. I have been up on St. John's Common upon a dark night, and, lying among the bracken, I have seen as many as seventy mules and a man at the head of each go flitting past me as silently ...
— Rodney Stone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... poetry of Hafiz we must be very sparing in our citations, though it forms the staple of the "Divan." He has run through the whole gamut of passion,—from the sacred, to the borders, and over the borders, of the profane. The same confusion of high and low, the celerity of flight and allusion which our colder muses forbid, is habitual to him. ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 6, April, 1858 • Various

... thy way; Hope fawns on thee, and Honor, too, is seen Dancing attendance with obsequious mien; But with what coward and abject dismay The faithless crowd and treacherous wantons fly When once their jars of luscious wine run ...
— Echoes from the Sabine Farm • Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field

... notice makes prudent the investment of a much larger proportion of its deposits and for a longer time; it reduces the proportion of deposits needed for reserves, and yet reduces the danger of a "run" upon the bank in time of financial distress. These are reasons why banks can and usually do pay interest on time deposits (at from 2 to 4 per cent), as until more recently they rarely did on demand deposits[4]. From the standpoint of the ...
— Modern Economic Problems - Economics Vol. II • Frank Albert Fetter

... have a little of my own that will last me for a while. When I run through with it I ...
— Glen of the High North • H. A. Cody

... can have run,' said Uncle Sol, looking wistfully over the chart; 'but no, that's almost impossible or whether she can have been forced by stress of weather,—but that's not reasonably likely. Or whether there is any hope she so far changed her course ...
— Dombey and Son • Charles Dickens

... waiting had not left much outward trace; for the mistresses were good women, who had never oppressed their underling, and though she had not met with much outward sympathy or companionship, the one well of hope and joy might at times suffer drought, but had never run dry, any more than the better fountain ...
— That Stick • Charlotte M. Yonge

... light-heartedness and spring of youth; become sour from continual vexation and annoyance, and their lives are miserable, tedious, and full of repining. I tell you this candidly; it is a harsh picture, but I fear too true a one. With me I trust you will be happy, but you will run a great risk if you were to change and ...
— Valerie • Frederick Marryat

... replied the shepherd, with a grin which showed how much interest he had in his employer's property, forced, as he was, to take care of it by the strong arm of law. "Sheep ain't such devilish fools as to run into fires with their eyes wide open. When I go back I shall find my flock all right, and if I don't 'tain't much matter. My comrades, however, will wonder more about my absence than the animals, and I s'pose they will think I'm ...
— The Gold Hunter's Adventures - Or, Life in Australia • William H. Thomes

... the case. I must admit that my opinion in this matter is identical with that of M. Gevrol, the most experienced and the most skilful of our inspectors. I agree with him in thinking that young detectives are often overzealous, and run after fantoms originated ...
— Monsieur Lecoq • Emile Gaboriau

... on during the night in a very regular line of soundings of twenty fathoms, on a W.S.W. course. At 9 P.M., having run within about twenty miles of the Areas, anchored for the night ...
— The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter • Raphael Semmes

... in the loudest and best imitation he could produce of the Major in one of his angry fits. "How dah you? I say. How dah you? You flat-nosed little run-amucker! Speak like that to a British officer!" And he emphasised his last words by raising the spear and bringing the butt down again heavily on Rajah's neck, his energetic action making the great elephant stir uneasily, so that the speaker was nearly dislodged. ...
— Trapped by Malays - A Tale of Bayonet and Kris • George Manville Fenn

... voice, almost chaunting) I have a fear, an old fear and a boding. We have done ill in the sight of the seven gods; beggars we were and beggars we should have remained; we have given up our calling and come in sight of our doom: I will no longer let my fear be silent: it shall run about and cry: it shall go from me crying, like a dog from out of a doomed city; for my fear has seen calamity and has known ...
— Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsay • Lord Dunsany

... Bay on our return, a kangaroo was started some distance ahead of us; presently I observed an old dog, who was wont to "run cunning," suddenly stop close in front of me. The next moment the game, closely pursued, dropped in a bound, not six yards from where I stood, and before he could rise again, old "Ugly" had his prize by the throat. This proved to be a doe, and on examining her pouch a foetus was found in it, ...
— Forest & Frontiers • G. A. Henty

... Strides Cottage, and bring back an answer. He could easily go a few inches out of his way to leave his Aunt Keziah at Denby's, and take Ruth Thrale home to Strides. But he put up the closed brougham, and harnessed the grey mare in the dogcart, as she wanted a run. He knew that Gwen meant what she said, and would ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... conduct, and is a clog to their proceedings. It is not in the nature of things to be otherwise; for no man, that entertains a hope of seeing this dispute speedily and equitably adjusted by commissioners, will go to the same expense and run the same hazards to prepare for the worst event, as he who believes that he must conquer, or submit to unconditional terms, and its concomitants, such ...
— George Washington • William Roscoe Thayer

... has committed a murder unseen by anybody effects his escape from pursuit by getting into a wood. Of what consequence was it whether his horse was known or not? for how could that help his pursuer to catch him, if, like a maroon negro, having run away safely into the impenetrable thicket, he staid in the bush for the remainder of his days,—or as long as he was not wanted for a breakfast by a hungry wild beast? The author means us to understand, ...
— Tacitus and Bracciolini - The Annals Forged in the XVth Century • John Wilson Ross

... Led by the little boy who had run to fetch her, she came to Mr. Hampden as readily as his own son had done, and, though she gave him one of those quick searching glances with which childhood reads character, having made sure that he was friendly, she was no more afraid of his ...
— The Christmas Peace - 1908 • Thomas Nelson Page

... and run in the Park so long as no one sees us," she cried. "Oh, come; nobody can see me through ...
— Sir Tom • Mrs. Oliphant

... debts were so prodigiously increased, by the negligence and corruption of those who had been managers of the revenue; that the late m[iniste]rs, like careless men, who run out their fortunes, were so far from any thoughts of payment, as they had not the courage to state or compute them. The Parliament found that thirty-five millions had never been accounted for; and that the ...
— The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume IX; • Jonathan Swift

... equal weights of nut meats, figs, dates and prepared seedless raisins. Wipe the figs and remove the stems, remove the scales and stones from the dates. Mix well and chop fine or run it all through a meat chopper. Mold it on a board in confectioners' sugar until you have a smooth, firm paste. Roll out thin and cut into inch squares or small rounds. Roll the edge in sugar, then pack them away in layers ...
— Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus • Rufus Estes

... Harlan, mentally, "when I go back and tell 'em I want my place again. The old man will look up and say: 'The hell you do! Thought you'd accepted a position on the literary circuit as manager of the nine muses! Better run along and look after 'em ...
— At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern • Myrtle Reed

... Indeed those two excellent cars seemed to be but one, and the two warriors also therein but one individual. And while the forest was burning, hundreds and thousands of living creatures, uttering frightful yells, began to run about in all directions. Some had particular limbs burnt, some were scorched with excessive heat, and some came out, and some ran about from fear. And some clasping their children and some their parents and brothers, died ...
— The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa - Translated into English Prose - Adi Parva (First Parva, or First Book) • Kisari Mohan Ganguli (Translator)

... The Hare was rotten[178]; You should have heard els such a rore, and seene 'em Make all hir dobles out with such neat hunting And run at such a merry rate togeather, They should have dapled ore your bay with ...
— A Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. II • Various

... Review, 29-465, a correspondent writes that, upon Feb. 16, 1901, at Pawpaw, Michigan, upon a day that was so calm that his windmill did not run, fell a brown dust that looked like vegetable matter. The Editor of the Review concludes that this was no widespread fall from a tornado, because it had been reported ...
— The Book of the Damned • Charles Fort

... wonders what has become of her poor boy; but she always has persisted in believing that she would see you again, and I know her dear old eyes will run over with gladness. But things have changed very much since we parted. We have passed through the fire since I saw you, and our troubles are not over yet; but we are hoping for better days. But we are at home. Let ...
— Minnie's Sacrifice • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

... classification, inasmuch as to every one but the subject of them, they are known only as transitory changes in the relative positions of parts of the body. Speech, gesture, and every other form of human action are, in the long run, resolvable into muscular contraction, and muscular contraction is but a transitory change in the relative positions of the parts of a muscle. But the scheme which is large enough to embrace the activities of the highest form of life, covers all ...
— Lectures and Essays • Thomas Henry Huxley

... fruit of the orchard was gone, except the pears of one tree, which, as it stood very near the dwelling-house of the owner of the orchard, these boys had been afraid to climb. Now having Frank Lawless in their power, they thought of making him, in the dusk of the evening, commit the theft and run all the hazard, while they stayed in safety by the hedge, ready to receive the stolen fruit. Frank, dreading what might happen to him in the daring attempt, begged and prayed them not to force him there; but he had made himself ...
— The Bad Family and Other Stories • Mrs. Fenwick

... seiz'd with fatal sleep. I fell; and, with my weight, the helm constrain'd Was drawn along, which yet my gripe retain'd. Now by the winds and raging waves I swear, Your safety, more than mine, was then my care; Lest, of the guide bereft, the rudder lost, Your ship should run against the rocky coast. Three blust'ring nights, borne by the southern blast, I floated, and discover'd land at last: High on a mounting wave my head I bore, Forcing my strength, and gath'ring to the shore. Panting, but past the danger, now I seiz'd The craggy cliffs, ...
— The Aeneid • Virgil



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