American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense of fly1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preterit of fly.
- n. See flue.
- See flue.
- n. A layer or fold of cloth as it comes from the loom.
- n. See flue.
- v. Simple past of fly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. of fly.
“Then he can tell his grandchildren how he flew, really _flew_, "just like a bird.”
“The label flew the artist to New York for a star-studded 1978 Carnegie Hall concert—after which Cuban-born bandleader Mongo Santamaria took Mr. Sandoval to the Village Vanguard, where he sat in with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis big-band.”
“Those first three weeks at Redmond had seemed long; but the rest of the term flew by on wings of wind.”
“So saying, the Robin flew from the thorn-tree to another part of the grounds, where he could amuse himself without interruption; and the Tortoise began to hustle under the leaves and rubbish again, with a view to taking his nap.”
“When Captain North received Jason’s resignation letter, the word flew up the chain of command like electricity to a light bulb.”
“Pieces of plastiglass and metal flew from the vehicles, showering the sidewalk.”
“A tear gas canister flew from the crowd and landed near the president.”
“After her Tea Party Convention speech this weekend, Sarah Palin flew to Houston to continue campaigning for herself.”
“The construction was lath and plaster, and chips of wood and chunks of plaster flew from the wall and lay strewn about the floor, the white dust settling in the cracks of the floorboards and the creases of his forehead.”
“It was a collection of nursery rhymes where the reader turned a wheel to watch the “mice run up the clock” and the “four and twenty blackbirds” flew from a pie.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘flew’.
Meant to be added to the word 'in' example 'burst in'
A mixture of words that I like or have commented on, along with ones parked here so they'd be listed somewhere or remind me of lists I want to make.
by Howard Nemerov
Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned to pieces of snow
Riding a gradient invisible
From silver aslant to rando...
When the last checklist's run and the bag drag done,
I'll reminisce on the days I once knew,
I won't remember the oh-three-hundred alerts,
But only that I flew!
Looking for tweets for flew.