away like an arrow

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  • He was therefore very much surprised to feel his fly snatched away like an arrow. Cited from Bob Hunt in Canada, by George W. Orton
  • And he darted out of the yard and was away like an arrow. Cited from The Secret Wireless, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • Flying away like an arrow, she sought out Mrs. Maxa's house. Cited from Maezli, by Johanna Spyri
  • I got up first, and hardly had the fiery steed felt some one on his back than he flew away like an arrow. Cited from The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2), by Alexandre Dumas pere
  • Thus relieved, the boat lifted slightly and shot away like an arrow but not before Jack leaped on again. Cited from A Canyon Voyage, by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • The man saluted and shot away like an arrow. Cited from The Ghost Kings, by H. Rider Haggard
  • Then, seeing us follow at undiminished speed, it would straighten out again and dart away like an arrow. Cited from Over Prairie Trails, by Frederick Philip Grove
  • Simultaneously the foresail came down, then her head payed off again, and she darted away like an arrow from the boats. Cited from The Queen's Cup, by G. A. Henty
  • As she uttered these last words Lenora opened the cage-door and released the bird, which darted away like an arrow. Cited from The Poor Gentleman, by Hendrik Conscience
  • So saying, she snapped her white fingers, and the little Canadian pony, making a leap into the air, was away like an arrow. Cited from The Bastonnais, by John Lesperance
  • He saw nothing of the balloon, which, lightened both of his weight and that of the dog, had darted away like an arrow. Cited from The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
  • Taking this as permission Brower clapped heels to the stallion and shot away like an arrow. Cited from The Killer, by Stewart Edward White
  • As the Huron spoke, his son bounded off in the woods and dashed away like an arrow, while he followed him with such astonishing speed, that he almost instantly disappeared from sight. Cited from Oonomoo the Huron, by Edward S. Ellis
  • Before you found him he had rested his wings and was ready for another flight; and when you did find him he would shoot away like an arrow out of the top of a pine tree and give you never a glimpse of himself. Cited from Secret of the Woods, by William J. Long
  • As he spoke he went up to his splendid horse, that stood saddled near, and throwing himself upon his back, with a defiant yell, bounded away like an arrow from the bow. Cited from Beadle's Boy's Library, Vol. I, No. 1., by Prentiss Ingraham
  • But not yet did happiness come, for, even while he took oath that he would rather cut off his right hand, than offend her, she darted away like an arrow, and, diving in the lake, disappeared. Cited from Welsh Fairy Tales, by William Elliot Griffis
  • Applying the full apergetic force to Mars and the larger moon, they shot away like an arrow, having had their speed increased by the planet's attraction while approaching it, and subsequently by repulsion. Cited from A Journey in Other Worlds, by J. J. Astor
  • The monster Geryon, ever sullen as the falcon who seats himself at a distance from his dissatisfied master, shook his riders from off his back to the water's side, and then shot away like an arrow. Cited from Stories from the Italian Poets, by Leigh Hunt
  • The Zephyr darted away like an arrow, and the slow, measured, musical stroke of the oars was pleasant and exciting to the rowers. Cited from All Aboard; or, Life on the Lake, by Oliver Optic
  • With a falcon-like swoop Geryon finally alights on the next level, and, having deposited his passengers at the foot of a splintered rock, darts away like an arrow from a taut bow-string. Cited from The Book of the Epic, by Helene A. Guerber
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