Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrust home; deliver a home thrust; hit the mark directly and with effectiveness.
“Pantagruel, seeing that, most gallantly displayed the vigour of his arms, and, according to the art of the axe, gave him with the great end of his mast a homethrust a little above the breast; then, bringing along the blow to the left side, with a slash struck him between the neck and shoulders.”
“He convened his officers, and going before them he read them an address, which, for homethrust argument, magnanimous temper, and the eloquence of persuasion which leaves nothing to be added, is not exceeded by the noblest utterances of Greek or Roman.”
“Had he been as clever as the authors of the Confession he could have parried that homethrust of Nathan,”
“Clarissa blushed a deeper crimson at this homethrust, and bent a little lower over her drawing-board.”
“While Saddletree, who was not bright at a reply, was cudgelling his brains for an answer to this homethrust, Miss Damahoy broke in on him.”
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