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To fling in

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To fling in to throw in; not to charge in an account; as, in settling accounts, one party flings in a small sum, or a few days' work.
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.”

Usage

In literature:

In frantic dread he rushed from the palace, as if with intent to fling himself into the Tiber.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
From the earth in which he was rooted so deeply his father tore him, to fling him on a world he had forbidden him to know.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Well, there would be no smack in the eye; she would simply hand him over to Ave Maria, as one flings a lump of carrion to a tigress!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Throwing on a dressing-gown, she pushed a large chair to the window, and flinging herself in it, drew back the curtain.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
She began cruelly to fling the amours that I had tolerated as long as I hoped for the spiritual best in my face.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
Jessie felt a little anger stir in her heart on hearing this fling at a habit she was trying so so hard to overcome.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
He paused impatiently to pick it up, and to fling it back in a heap: whereupon he pressed on to the bar.
"Christmas Eve at Swamp's End" by Norman Duncan
Now, the most goes for rum and a good fling, and to sea again in their shirts.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He, too, wanted to have his fling in Paris.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
Elizabeth's first impulse was to fling herself upon the sofa in a passion of despair, but the remembrance of Eppie saved her.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
He could see her leaning forward a little, ready to fling her body upon the door if he tried, brutally, to shut it in her face.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Suiting action to word the lad quickly cut his meat in two pieces, flinging one behind.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
And I'm not goin' to give him no extra dollars to fling around in Winnipeg.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
He must fling in his fortunes with Weir to the utmost.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Now, the most goes for rum and a good fling, and to sea again in their shirts.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mine was in such a rage because I would go to church; she was fit to fling the kitchen brush after me.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
You had your fling; you're along in your thirties, nearly forty now and it's time to stop.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Ernest untied the boat and both attempted to fling themselves in with disastrous results.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
The cowboy was barely in time to prevent the mad Swede from flinging himself upon his prone adversary.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
For a long while past, many in the wagons had been shrieking, calling upon their mothers, trying to rise and fling themselves upon the road.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
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In poetry:

He longed to fling his toil aside,
But knew 't would be a sin;
So the ceaseless shuttle still he plied,
Those life-cords weaving in.
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
Then my soul flings wide her portals,
And visions of Paradise throng,
While I bow, in silent devotion,
To the Author of genius and song.
"Music" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
You seemed to fling your gates ajar,
And softly lead me by the hand,
Saying, ``Behold! henceforth you are
No stranger in the Tuscan land.''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
You seemed to fling your gates ajar,
And gently lead me by the hand,
Saying, ``Behold! henceforth you are
No stranger in this Tuscan land.''
"Florence" by Alfred Austin
I know the secret altars where you kneel.
I know what lips fling fever in your kiss.
That sorry little drab to whom you steal
Is Queen Semiramis!
"The Poet's Advice" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Fain would I sing, sweet April-time, of thee,
And mingle in thy wantonness of glee;
But thou such overwealth of sweets dost fling,
My heart is all too full, too full to speak or sing.
"Echoes Of Spring" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

Sparring singers Chris Brown and Drake have been offered $1 million apiece to continue their bottle-flinging fracas in a boxing ring.
The man believed to be the creeper in the night who was recently caught on videotape flinging cups of cockroaches at a church door didn't say much as he was led away in handcuffs Thursday morning.
Ashton Kutcher 's fling with a 23-year-old blonde beauty in San Diego came as a huge surprise to her closest friends, and in an exclusive interview, one of the girls that was there that night says that she was shocked by their tryst.
MT associate editor Carlos Lago flings Subaru's newest toy around Willow Springs Raceway and finds the latest WRX STI variant has less to offer -- but in a good way.
Shia LeBeouf may be in hot water this week after revealing to Details Magazine that he had an off-screen fling with his now-married former co-star, Megan Fox.
Webb's Anna Catharine Feaster returns the ball to Lausanne's Oroma Womeodu during the Div II Class A singles championship game at Old Fort Park in the BlueCross Spring Fling XVIII in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Buy this photo.
Calvary Community Development Corporation is planning its annual Spring Fling at the Edward W Dorn Center in Pedricktown on June 1, 7 to 10 p.m.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time in the planning, ticket sales, prize solicitation, and decorating to help make the 2012 Calumet All Sports Booster Club Spring Fling once again a great success.
Guiness world records File photo of 250 registered Highland Dancers dancing the Highland Fling in front of a crowd at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby om 2003 in a bid to break a Guiness World Record.
Police say when they approached the flipped vehicle, they accidentally moved the car causing the door to fling shut, smacking officer Jones in the head.
PORT NECHES — Spring flings are happening in Mid-County and the Port Arthur News invites readers to send information for this compilation.
The HoofBeats Riding Club at Freedom Farm, Inc has signed up this year to take part in the ride-a-thon portion of the Dungeness River Audubon Center Spring Fling.
We grinned at one other, aware that we would soon fling puns back and forth in rapid-fire combat, trying to claim the "claret jug"—a tarnished-yet-cherished silver pitcher engraved with "Metropolis Country Club Tennis Championship 1934".
As the fallout continues for Kristen Stewart and her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders after they confessed to a fling Wednesday, reactions from their scorned lovers are beginning to come in.
Sacred Heart 's annual Spring Fling was held Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm in the Sacred Heart Activity Center.
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