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 Cautionary Tales,'Matilda'.
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep
for the slaughter. Bible (Old Testament) Psalms 44:22.
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.
shouted out,'Who killed the Kennedys?' When after all it
was you and me. Mick and Richards, Keith Jagger 'Sympathy for the Devil'.
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 Herbert To the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, who had
asked to be allowed to the