How to use By-the-ears in a sentence

by-the-ears
  • The system of setting nations by the ears with the view of settling the quarrels of a few reigning houses was reduced to absurdity when the people, as in these cases, came to be partitioned and exchanged without the assertion or negation of a single principle affecting their interests or rousing their emotions.

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  • The Roman Catholic claim to separate state-aided schools, at length conceded in 1863, long set the religious bodies by the ears.

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  • Daniel rose a little, took a step, and with his whole weight, as if lying down to rest, fell on the wolf, seizing her by the ears.

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