close upon their heels

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  • The latter, pressing close upon their heels, followed them through the gaps that had been made. Cited from No Surrender!, by G. A. Henty
  • In a minute or two the stokers came up from below and close upon their heels, the engineer. Cited from The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries, by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • To return was out of the question, and no time was to be lost, as their pursuers were close upon their heels. Cited from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe V3[Raven Edition]
  • The Spanish cavalry followed close upon their heels. Cited from Manco, the Peruvian Chief, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It had been close upon their heels, as they ran over the open ground, and distinctly saw them ascending into the tree. Cited from The Cliff Climbers, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • Into the chicken coop they raced, the minister ever close upon their heels. Cited from Prudence of the Parsonage, by Ethel Hueston
  • Faster and faster they ran, but the savages gained on them at every step and were soon close upon their heels. Cited from Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover, by George Mitchel
  • A crowd of their assailants were close upon their heels. Cited from Saint George for England, by G. A. Henty
  • Lamartine and I went out close upon their heels. Cited from The Lost Ambassador, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The Dutch followed close upon their heels, shooting them, and with keen sabres cutting them down. Cited from Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam, by Abbott
  • But even if it did, the Indians, expert climbers as they were, would soon be after them, close upon their heels. Cited from The Lone Ranche, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • He kept close upon their heels, ready to stand on the defensive at the first sign of treachery, but he took little notice of where they led him. Cited from Princess Maritza, by Percy Brebner
  • Should they be imprudent enough to make the attempt, I shall keep close upon their heels, and will do every thing in my power to make the project fatal to them. Cited from The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5), by John Marshall
  • Again he amused them, and no doubt himself also, with a falsehood, and, professing compliance, followed close upon their heels. Cited from The Gracchi Marius and Sulla, by A.H. Beesley
  • The other four here are in that group that is pressing close upon their heels; and myself, who am a new member: I've been here four years only. Cited from Senator North, by Gertrude Atherton
  • The wood was more dreaded than thunder and lightning, and the children rushed off as if all the monsters of the wood were close upon their heels. Cited from The Hero of Esthonia and Others, by William Forsell Kirby
  • The British seamen followed close upon their heels, cutting down those they could overtake, but they in their fall somewhat impeded the pursuers. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Following close upon their heels, however, their foes scaled the temple, tore off the roof, and began striking them down with the tiles. Cited from Hellenica, by Xenophon, translation by Dakyns
  • He followed close upon their heels, and rode right up to the mouth of the pass, in spite of the heavy fire of artillery and musketry opened by the Russians. Cited from A Jacobite Exile, by G. A. Henty
  • Meanwhile others came close upon their heels; while the general and his volunteers suddenly found their hands full in repelling an attack upon the poop by way of the mizzen chains. Cited from A Middy in Command, by Harry Collingwood
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