Threw-down sentence example
They reached her room, and she threw down her shower things on the bed, agitated.
Dan entered their command tent and threw down a chunk of blackened metal.
You and Damian threw down the gauntlet.
On the 4th of September, after weeks of fruitless negotiation, the king-emperor threw down the gauntlet by reinstating Jellachich in all his honours.
These works provoked no little criticism on account of the challenge they threw down to the high-church party, but the research and fairness displayed were admitted on all hands.Advertisement
In 1858 he threw down the gauntlet against the State in his pamphlet on the rights of the Catholic Church in Germany.
Upon its summit, according to Indian tradition, once stood the village of Acoma, but while the inhabitants were tending their crops in the plains a powerful earth movement threw down the rocky ladder by which alone the summit could be reached.
They were long in rejoining him, and had then to tell him that they had been detained by a heavy fall of rain, which threw down the first product of their labour.
In 1685, the Bengal factors, driven to extremity by the oppression of the Mogul governors, threw down the gauntlet; and after various successes and hairbreadth escapes, purchased from the grandson of Aurangzeb, in 1696, the villages which have since grown up into Calcutta, the metropolis of India.
Whether intentional or not, Sade threw down a similar gauntlet in the theater of ethics, becoming the first theoretician of absolute rebellion.Advertisement
Well, then, come here, said she, and went further in among the plants and threw down the doll.
I couldn't hold them in, my hands grew numb in the sharp frost so that I threw down the reins--'Catch hold yourself, your excellency!' says I, and I just tumbled on the bottom of the sleigh and sprawled there.
But as soon as he had left the room the old prince, looking uneasily round, threw down his napkin and went himself.
And do you know, Daddy, the day before yesterday we ran at them and, my word, they didn't let us get near before they just threw down their muskets and went on their knees.