could draw back

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  • And then before he could draw back she had kissed him between the eyes. Cited from The Dark House, by I. A. R. Wylie
  • "And even if she were a novice she could draw back." Cited from The Velvet Glove, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • What would he, or any other decent person, have thought of a man who could draw back from his word, for such a cause? Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Suddenly he heard a rustle behind him, and before he could draw back Hilda was at his side. Cited from The Slave Of The Lamp, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • "Fool!" he repeated, and before she could draw back, he struck her across the mouth with the back of his hand. Cited from Sant' Ilario, by F. Marion Crawford
  • Ere he could draw back, she lashed out, and shot him half across the yard with his knee joint broken. Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • Robbie seized John's hand again and before he could draw back dragged him to his father's side. Cited from The Man in Gray, by Thomas Dixon
  • Before I could draw back, a man thrust through the undergrowth, challenging me with a pistol. Cited from Martin Hyde the Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
  • Before he could draw back she struck him; the copper point ripped down his jaw and hit his shoulder a jarring blow. Cited from Cytherea, by Joseph Hergesheimer
  • I remember thinking, like many another young fool, I suppose, that I could draw back in time, just after I'd tackled this job. Cited from Robbery Under Arms, by Rolf Boldrewood
  • Elvira was aware of his design; She followed him, and ere He could draw back the bolt, seized him by the arm, and detained him. Cited from The Monk, by Matthew Lewis
  • But the log lurched forward again, snapping viciously, and before he could draw back, a huge alligator had seized his left forearm between his great jaws. Cited from The Junior Classics, Various
  • Their eyes met again, she could see that he was thinking it over; but it was all settled now, neither could draw back, and the moments were tense and silent; and as if confronted by some imminent peril, she wondered. Cited from Evelyn Innes, by George Moore
  • Please to ask for Mrs Chivery!' These instructions, Mr Chivery, who had already let him out, cautiously called through a little slide in the outer door, which he could draw back from within for the inspection of visitors when it pleased him. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • He goeth to smite Lancelot a great stroke of his sword above in the midst of his head, nor did Lancelot's sword fail of its stroke, for before he could draw back, Lancelot dealt him such a blow as smote oft all of his leg at the thigh, so that he made him leave the saddlebows empty. Cited from The High History of the Holy Graal, Author Unknown