barbed arrow

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  • He would drive it into them like a barbed arrow -- that never afterwards in all their lives would they be rid of. Cited from Love's Pilgrimage, by Upton Sinclair
  • In every look a barbed arrow send, On those soft lips let scorn and anger live! Cited from Poems of Coleridge, ed Arthur Symons
  • Each of them was a barbed arrow pointed at the heart. Cited from Italian Letters, Vols. I and II,William Godwin
  • I suppose I should have hurried away, and left this barbed arrow to rankle where it fell. Cited from The Golden Slipper, by Anna Katharine Green
  • Hal carried from her house, like a barbed arrow, the memory of that still and desperate smile. Cited from The Clarion, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The barbed arrow did not find its mark. Cited from Punch, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • Fish can also be shot with a bow and a barbed arrow, to which a string is attached. Cited from The Art of Travel, by Francis Galton
  • This epithet proved too much for one of the writers in question, and stuck like a barbed arrow in his heart. Cited from Table-Talk, William Hazlitt
  • The barbed arrow was in her heart, and the more she struggled, the more irreclaimable it grew. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • Lady Mabel listened -- every tone sunk like a barbed arrow to her heart. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • Fish are shot with a barbed arrow that is attached with special line to a reel mounted on the bow.
  • Yet the barbed arrow is in my heart -- I can neither endure it, nor draw it out; for with it flows my life's-blood. Cited from Liber Amoris, or, The New Pygmalion, by Wm Hazlitt
  • The suggestion of danger to Kingsley's life had made her wince, and he had added another little barbed arrow to keep the first company. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • Every word of sympathy was a barbed arrow. Cited from Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales,by Francis A. Durivage
  • It was her armour in an envious, merciless world, that would have rejoiced before her eyes if it could have driven in a barbed arrow even through her mother. Cited from Winding Paths, by Gertrude Page
  • In these minds some notions of ethics leave a barbed arrow of remorse which penetrates further than piety. Cited from The Education of Catholic Girls, by Janet Erskine Stuart
  • Juno, again, suffered when the mighty son of Amphitryon wounded her on the right breast with a three-barbed arrow, and nothing could assuage her pain. Cited from The Iliad, by Homer, translated by Samuel Butler
  • She darts this barbed arrow with much joy, and watches for the pain it ought to have caused, but watches in vain. Cited from The Hoyden, by Mrs. Hungerford [AKA: Margaret Wolfe Hamilton]
  • And since, O giver of honours, thou art like a barbed arrow to thy foes, therefore art thou called by the name of Shalya on earth. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • Within our bodies we bore the race, on our shoulders we carried it; we sought the roots and plants for its food; and, when man's barbed arrow or hook brought the game, our hands dressed it. Cited from Woman and Labour, by Olive Schreiner
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