Sentence Examples with the word swerve

In return the court paid his debts; but it ought never to be said that he was bribed, for the gold of the court never made him swerve from his political principles - never, for instance, made him a royalist.

They are, as a rule, very easy to shoot on horseback, as, if one gallops a little in front of and on one side of them, they will hold their course, and come sailing past, offering a magnificent broadside shot, while under similar circumstances a prehensile-lipped rhinoceros will usually swerve away in such a manner as only to present his hind-quarters for a shot.

Restoring v will make the path of the cylinder a trochoid; and so the swerve can be explained of the ball in tennis, cricket, baseball, or golf.

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This will increase the cost of boring and will render the holes more likely to swerve from the true direction.

During the next four weeks no effort was spared to shake the determination of Huss; but he steadfastly refused to swerve from the path which conscience had once made clear.

These warm Trade Winds, at least, that in the clear heavens blow straight on, in strong and steadfast, vigorous mildness; and veer not from their mark, however the baser currents of the sea may turn and tack, and mightiest Mississippies of the land swift and swerve about, uncertain where to go at last.

Come, Ahab's compliments to ye; come and see if ye can swerve me.