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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of holloa.


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  • Disappointed in his application to the man-servant, Mr. Touchwood knocked with his cane, at first gently, then harder, holloaed, bellowed, and shouted, in the hope of calling the attention of some one within doors, but received not a word in reply.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • The graceful manner of speaking is, particularly, what I shall always holloa in your ears, as Hotspur holloaed

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • The German, however, from the bank holloaed to the first men in Spanish, bidding them relax their efforts for awhile; and then he said a word or two of caution to those who were now on the point of starting.

    Tales of all countries

  • Another man holloaed to ‘Mother Henniker’ for pickles; but

    John Caldigate

  • She was perhaps disgusted at this my virtuous resolve, as well as with my personal appearance; perhaps she saw my distaste and disappointment; perhaps she wished to gain favour with her owner by showing her attachment to his faith: at all events, she holloaed out very lustily and very decidedly that “she would not be bought by the infidel.”


  • "It's no good pushing; it's stuck!" was holloaed back, and the kicking and banging increased in vigour.

    Jack of Both Sides The Story of a School War

  • A red-hat cantered across the stubble before him waving a friendly crop, "Pip" Vibart the A.P.M. homing to H.Q. "Evening, boy!" he holloaed; "come up and Bridge to-morrow night," and swept on over the hillside.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, October 24, 1917

  • The outer chamber was filled with smoke, and the flames were leaping six feet above the cauldrons; but every time Albert Edward holloaed for his bath Sandy implored another minute's grace.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 23, 1917

  • All day long folk came and holloaed under the window, "Oy Padre," and received spiritual consolation, or doses of Epsom salts.

    High Albania

  • The men gave a great shout, and rushed from the place to find the other; but they brought him in dead as he had fallen, and far from being moved at the ghastly sight, they holloaed and bellowed like bulls, coming to reason only at the skipper's cry.

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea


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