Sentence Examples with the word headlong

The headlong recklessness of James, remarked on by Ayala, gave the opportunity, but he nobly expiated his fault.

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!...

As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.

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The first repulse soon passed into a rout, and from a rout into a headlong flight, in which the English king himself barely escaped.

She finally reached the bottom of the embankment and fell headlong into a bunch of blackberry bushes.

Mitenka flew headlong down the six steps and ran away into the shrubbery.

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.

He did not plunge headlong into the wars of Louis XI.

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.

The three boats, in the first fury of the whale's headlong rush, bumped the German's aside with such force, that both Derick and his baffled harpooneer were spilled out, and sailed over by the three flying keels.