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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hurl.


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  • It always bats a thousand, so long as its partner, a powerful robotic pitcher, hurls the ball anywhere within the strike zone.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Tom Brady drops back to throw from the Jets 40, and there's a brief pause before he hurls the ball downfield to a streaking Moss, who has beaten Revis by a step and a half.

    Randy Moss's 'Retirement' May Be Brief

  • On hand as well, in her first starring role in a television series, is Angelica Huston as Eileen, an indefatigable producer with a heart of stone when it comes to her philandering, influential husband, whom she's divorcing, and in whose face she regularly hurls the drinks he keeps buying for her in his effort to weasel his way back into her life.

    A Musical for Marilyn Monroe

  • Just as he announces, "We shall prevail," she hurls her hammer through the screen.

    The Steve Jobs Model for Education Reform

  • That's the manly legacy his wife, Theresa Teri Polo, hurls at him while complaining that he uses pomegranate body wash and likes coffee with hazelnut nondairy creamer.

    The Rich, the Bad, the Vengeful

  • The big, handsome northern flicker is an aggressive bird that often hurls itself at its reflection, falls like a stone, lies on its back with its feet curled up for a while, opens one eye, gets shakily up and staggers through the air to a nearby branch where it spends an hour or two thinking black thoughts—and then flies into the window again.

    Bird Cloud

  • In her effort to evade capture, her character hurls explosives, jumps off a bridge and rides a motorcycle through stalled freeway traffic.

    Jolie Takes Risk on 'Salt'

  • Year after year, project after project, the board hurls roadblocks in the name of good government by uttering its famous three words — “need more studies.”

    Arlington's roadblocks to traffic relief

  • In the third, he hurls the ball dead level to the ground, “Koufax.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Elephant

  • I'm surprised you can't see how a scientific explanation of a phenomenon might weaken the supernatural explanations by making them seem absurdly useless; perhaps you still think Zeus hurls lightning bolts.

    Better Bubbles


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