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Football game   /fˈʊtbˌɔl geɪm/   Listen
Football game

noun
1.
Any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal.  Synonym: football.



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"Football game" Quotes from Famous Books



... I fall down on an assignment, I fall down, and that's all there is to it—at least my city editor thinks so. If Dr. Parkman doesn't win a case, he loses it. His efforts may have been very worthy—but gloria's surely not the word for them. Or take a football game," she laughed. "Sometimes the defeated team really does better work than the winners—but wouldn't we rather our fellows would win on a fluke than go down to defeat putting up a good, steady fight? The thing is ...
— The Glory Of The Conquered • Susan Glaspell

... whispered in his ear, and what loot was hidden there. For reasons of his own, he had mentioned this matter to nobody. But the cold, wet days, little Bug's illness, and the hard study to keep up his class standing, took all of his time. Especially, the study, that he might not be shut out of the great football game of the year on Thanksgiving day. Sunrise was stiff in its scholastic requirements, and conscientious to the last degree. The football team stood on mental ability and moral honor, no less than on scientific skill and muscular weight ...
— A Master's Degree • Margaret Hill McCarter

... his day's sport. He watches the Foe of Compromise men go stumbling forward and superbly falling, while he, with less inflexible courage, manages to keep his feet. He wants to score, and not merely to give a pretty exhibition of base-running. At the Harvard-Yale football game of 1903 the Harvard team showed superior strength in rushing the ball; they carried it almost to the Yale goal line repeatedly, but they could not, for some reason, take it over. In the instant of absolute need, the Yale line held, and when the Yale ...
— Fishing with a Worm • Bliss Perry

... recheck his clearance. He was told the only other plane in the area was a Piper Cub. Gorman Could see the Cub plainly outlined below him. There was a night football game going on, and ...
— The Flying Saucers are Real • Donald Keyhoe

... was more suggestive of a group of college students going to a football game than the serious business on which they were bent. They were singing and laughing, and as they went by a noncommissioned officer inquired rather ruefully whether there were ...
— America's War for Humanity • Thomas Herbert Russell

... swimming with the ball, and his opponents are privileged to tackle him and to force him under water or in other ways to attempt to secure the ball from him. Meanwhile the other players are blocking off opponents, and in general the game resembles a football game in ...
— Outdoor Sports and Games • Claude H. Miller

... for the annual Thanksgiving football game. The professors and their wives, the teachers from the Girls' High School and all the pupils were there in full force, besides the citizens of Oakdale and their families. There was really a very large assemblage in the semicircular ampitheater which was hung with bunting and flags ...
— Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School - The Merry Doings of the Oakdale Freshmen Girls • Jessie Graham Flower

... was none other than Snubby Turner, the genial and innocent-appearing quarter-back of the scrub team. In the first place it was almost unbelievable that Snubby with his tremendous interest in the approaching football game should be absent from the mass meeting; in the second place it seemed even more incredible to Teeny-bits that this friend of his should be guilty of stealing the property ...
— The Mark of the Knife • Clayton H. Ernst

... say: "I often find it interesting to talk to working-people and get their view-point." Such an attitude was absolutely foreign to Carl. He talked to "working-people" because he talked to everybody as he went along his joyous way. At a track meet or football game, he was on intimate terms with every one within a conversational radius. Our wealthy friends would tell us he ruined their chauffeurs—they got so that they didn't know their places. As likely as not, he would jolt some ...
— An American Idyll - The Life of Carleton H. Parker • Cornelia Stratton Parker

... football, and when he showed the picture to Uncle Ike, that old citizen sighed, though he looked a bit pleased that he should be the study of so eminent an artist. Uncle Ike had been reading that there was to be a football game that afternoon, between the State university and Beloit college, and he wanted to go like a dog, but he had abused football so much that he was ashamed ...
— Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy - 1899 • George W. Peck

... first shadow between them. Eugene Bankhead, son of the credit man for Slocum-Hines, the city's largest wholesale hardware firm, had suddenly, out of this clear sky, invited Flora to the Thanksgiving Day football game between Center High and an exclusive local academy. A new estate felt, rather than spoken, quickened the eye and authority of Flora. A sense of it rode on the air waves ...
— Star-Dust • Fannie Hurst

... be best not to stand too close to the board at this time as you are are likely to be trampled on in the excitement. For this action that you have just witnessed corresponds to a run around right end in a football game or a two-bagger in baseball, and is likely to cause considerable enthusiasm on the one hand and deep depression on the other. They may even forget themselves to the point of shifting their feet or changing the hands on which they are resting their foreheads. ...
— Love Conquers All • Robert C. Benchley

... to meet Yale in the annual football game between the freshman teams. The streets were filled with pretty girls, and more pretty girls, with "sporty" chaps in mackinaws, in raglans—with all sorts of hats atop of their heads, and ...
— Andy at Yale - The Great Quadrangle Mystery • Roy Eliot Stokes

... said, "this young man takes $500 of my good money by sounding me out, as he calls it. Then he comes along and tries to take my daughter away from me. It is positively high-handed. It dates back to the football game—" ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930 • Various

... as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don't foul and don't shirk, but hit ...
— The Elson Readers, Book 5 • William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck



Words linked to "Football game" :   rusher, kick, uncompleted, rugby football, American football, place-kicking, soccer, football, wingback, fake, signal caller, place-kick, fullback, end, place-kicker, nail, placekicker, completed, tackle, running back, field general, professional football, forward passer, ground, half, field game, yard marker, juke, kickoff, return, ball carrier, passing, winger, punter, back, quarter, ball-hawking, contact sport, split end, punting, rugby, quarterback, passer, dropkick, rugger, association football, place kick, pass, football score, snapper, halfback, drop-kick, complete, line up, broken-field, midfield, tailback, tight end, running, center, runner, punt



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