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Shot (verb)

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Shot. The preterite and participle passive of shoot.

On the other side a pleasant grove
Was shot up high, full of the stately tree
That dedicated is to Olympick Jove.
Fairy Queen.

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out, it speaketh deceit. Jer. ix. 8.

The fortifier of Pendennis made his advantage of the commodiousness afforded by the ground, and shot rather at a safe preserving the harbour from sudden attempts of little fleets, than to withstand any great navy. Carew.

He only thought to crop the flow'r,
New shot up from a vernal show'r.
Milton.

From before her vanish'd night,
Shot through with orient beams.
Milton's Paradise Lost.

Sometimes they shot out in length like rivers, and sometimes they flew into remote countries in colonies. Burnet.

The same metal is naturally shot into quite different figures, as quite different kinds of them are of the same figure. Woodw.

Prone on ocean in a moment flung,
Stretch'd wide his eager arms, and shot the seas along.
Pope.

Sources: Burnet, Thomas (45) · Carew, Thomas (36) · The Bible - Jeremiah (13) · Milton, John (449) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: Participle Passive (4) · Preterite (7)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Shot (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 24, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=18750.


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