Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard forTruth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her. (Joseph) Hilaire Pierre Belloc
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Bible (Old Testament)
The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respirationa troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter. Now, if during this brief period,Oliver had been surrounded by careful grandmothers, anxious aunts, experienced nurses, and doctors of profound wisdom, he would most inevitably and indubitably have been killed in no time. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens
^9 Oliver Twist, ch.1.
I shouted out,'Who killed the Kennedys?' When after all it was you and me. Mick and Richards, Keith Jagger
'Sympathy for the Devil'.
A certain sort of friendship soon arose between the Fans and me.We each recognized that we belonged to that same section of thehumanrace with whom it isbetter to drink than to fight.We knew we would each have killed the other, if sufficient inducement were offered, and so we took a certain amount of care that the inducement should not arise. Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Travels in West Africa (published1899).
I don't mind your being killed, but I object to your being taken prisoner. 1st Earl HerbertSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
To the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, who had asked to be allowed to the Front,18 Dec.
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