fell backward

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  • It gave way in his hand, and he fell backward down the precipice. Cited from Fan, by Henry Harford
  • When he heard that the ark had been taken, he fell backward from off his seat and died. Cited from Mother Stories from the Old Testament, by Anonymous
  • Dotty drew herself up with so much dignity that she nearly fell backward into the fire. Cited from Dotty Dimple Out West, by Sophie May
  • He staggered back a little and a little more, and then a little more, and fell backward. Cited from The Evil Guest, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • But before they could reach him he slipped, and with a howl fell backward into the sea. Cited from Parkhurst Boys, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Raising his hand to his head, and dropping his sword, the black fell backward to the ground. Cited from Saved from the Sea, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But while she was doing so her stepsister gave her a push, and she fell backward into the water. Cited from Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12), by Various
  • Tildy's hands went up under the apron and the latter fell backward over her head. Cited from Miss Gibbie Gault, by Kate Langely Bosher
  • His Mother took one Look and fell backward. Cited from People You Know, by George Ade
  • Then dark night came on her eyes and shrouded her, and she fell backward and gasped forth her spirit. Cited from The Iliad of Homer, trans. Andrew Lang, et al.
  • He just realized that his helmet tumbled from his head as he fell backward. Cited from A Friend of Caesar, by William Stearns Davis
  • But as chance would have it I fell backward and was so stunned that I seemed dead. Cited from In The Palace Of The King, by F. Marion Crawford
  • And the judge, with a sudden exclamation, fell backward, and before the sun set he was dead. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873., by Various
  • Just as Edgar turned the corner he struck her on the face, and she fell backward on to the bank. Cited from The Dash for Khartoum, by George Alfred Henty
  • He reared straight up and fell backward, partly falling upon me. Cited from Neville Trueman the Pioneer Preacher, W.H.Withrow
  • The stone struck him full in the chest, and he fell backward just as Erling reached his side. Cited from Erling the Bold, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • I came with great violence against the door, but it resisted me, and of course, I fell backward. Cited from Anna St. Ives, by Thomas Holcroft
  • With a sudden shriek, the man threw up his hands, fell backward, and disappeared. Cited from Stories Worth Rereading, by Various
  • With these words she fell backward, and her face grew pallid, her lips blue, and her extremities cold. Cited from Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.), by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  • A gaping public-house, calling itself newly Hotel, fell backward a step. Cited from The House on the Beach, by G. Meredith
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