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He kept rushing the matador, who always slipped smartly and gracefully aside in time, waiting for a sure chance; and at last it came; the bull made a deadly plunge for him - was avoided neatly, and as he sped by, the long sword glided silently into him, between left shoulder and spine - in and in, to the hilt.
I feel as if I were walking on the edge of a precipice, towards which thousands are crowding and endeavouring to plunge me into the abyss.
I could never stand more than three months of dreaming at a time without feeling an irresistible desire to plunge into society.
And after pressing the hand of Athos, D'Artagnan chose a moment when the ship rolled backward, so that he had only to plunge into the water, which was already up to his waist.
Super Plunge is the first of 23 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges around the state, including seven in the Chicago area, that will benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Five Oregon cities are hosting plunges this month, with thousands willing to leap (or just walk) into chilly waters.
The Polar Pool is filled from the same water source used for Wachusett snowmaking, so it's going to be one of the coldest plunges anywhere,'' said Michael Smith, Camp Sunshine's Director of Special Events.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music" enriches the time spent clearing out one's body by filling one's mind with intriguing trivia, facts, and history about the world of music.
I learned so much in those plunges that no other course at (this university) could even remotely compete with.
Much as a movie heroine tumbles off cliffs but routinely manages to grab something to stop her fall, the female worker ants of the species Cephalotes atratus guide their plunges so they typically veer into a tree trunk, according to Stephen P.
2) One of the two small planes crippled in a midair collision plunges into the ocean off Malibu on Sunday.
Invisible Man's identity confusion (and/or fusion--at one point he felt "somehow a part of all of [the names], had become submerged within them and lost" [241]) is narrated as a plunging: He plunges his mind unsuccessfully for his name, and his confusion is troped as an underground or submerged subway that stresses agent-less, chaotic transport over active, participatory self-transformation.