Headlong sentence example
Nasr escaped only by a headlong flight to Nishapur.
She finally reached the bottom of the embankment and fell headlong into a bunch of blackberry bushes.
He did not plunge headlong into the wars of Louis XI.
Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
Roy fell over headlong, dragging the sledge with him.Advertisement
Mitenka flew headlong down the six steps and ran away into the shrubbery.
If you embark on those multiplayer death matches in games like Halo and Call of Duty, it may be worth your while to read a few video game strategy guides before hurling yourself headlong into the heat of battle.
The series final scenes showed them rushing headlong into the conflict.
Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his wife's infidelities, Justin surprises himself by plunging headlong into a dangerous odyssey.
Never mind that the map of Europe is turning blue and that social democratic collectivism is in headlong retreat.Advertisement
On the other hand to rely on such an outcome is to descend headlong into parliamentary cretinism.
The destructive forces of capitalism are driving us headlong into the sixth great species extinction of the earth's 5 billion year history.
The headlong fortune of my rash captivity Strikes not so fierce a wound into my hopes As thy dear loss.
Presently the Tin Woodman pushed his way through some heavy underbrush, and almost tumbled headlong into a vast cleared space in the forest.
He took a dozen bounds, not very quickly, letting the borzois gain on him, and, finally having chosen his direction and realized his danger, laid back his ears and rushed off headlong.Advertisement
But here's the good news - there really is only one way to mess up a design project, and that is go headlong into it without any planning.
She stands for a long moment taking deep breaths and looking as if she is about to rush headlong into his arms.
The first repulse soon passed into a rout, and from a rout into a headlong flight, in which the English king himself barely escaped.
The hero seized it by the horns and was borne headlong in the flight of the animal, which he finally subdued and dragged into a cavern.
The headlong recklessness of James, remarked on by Ayala, gave the opportunity, but he nobly expiated his fault.Advertisement
This work, the Biathanatos, is an attempt to show that "the scandalous disease of headlong dying," to which Donne himself in his unhappy moods had "often such a sickly inclination," was not necessarily and essentially sinful.
The English king, forgetting his fathers experiences, endeavoured to ride down the enemy by headlong frontal charges of his men-at-arms, and made practically no attempt to use his archery to advantage.
Funded pensions, a great British success story, are now in headlong retreat.
The future might well be a headlong tumble into some version of the Middle Ages or worse.
Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his wife 's infidelities, Justin surprises himself by plunging headlong into a dangerous odyssey.Advertisement
In ancient times the island was sacred to Hephaestus, who as the legend tells fell on Lemnos when his father Zeus hurled him headlong out of Olympus.
A few seconds after each of these headlong descents a mysterious sound strikes his ear - compared by some to drumming, and by others to the bleating of a sheep or goat,' which sound evidently comes from the bird as it shoots downwards, and then only.
Sayyar into headlong flight,, and finally expelled Merwan.
They had seen, I say, him who trusted in false gods and was betrayed by those gods in their fear, brought headlong down by his own weight, lie with broken legs, and afterwards be carried to Brunda and, exhausted by suffering and 4 E.g.
Her throat quivered with convulsive sobs and, afraid of weakening and letting the force of her anger run to waste, she turned and rushed headlong up the stairs.Advertisement
But even in this period of headlong reaction his influence was felt and feared.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
And now they would have spared him; but he was true to his promise,-- as soon as the song was finished, he threw himself headlong into the sea.
Henceforward the retreat of the army became practically a headlong flight, and on the 5th of December, having reached Smorgoni and seeing that nothing further could be done by him at the front, the emperor handed over the command of what remained to Murat, and left for Paris to organize a fresh army for the following year.Advertisement