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  • Each time I look at the photographs I snapped of him when we first met -- by accident, if you believe in such things -- by the side of a dusty road in Malawi, I am overcome, thoroughly pole-axed by God's love and mercy.

    Cathleen Falsani: Thanks(giving) Be to God

  • Each time I look at the photographs I snapped of him when we first met -- by accident, if you believe in such things -- by the side of a dusty road in Malawi, I am overcome, thoroughly pole-axed by God's love and mercy.

    Cathleen Falsani: Thanks(giving) Be to God

  • Each time I look at the photographs I snapped of him when we first met -- by accident, if you believe in such things -- by the side of a dusty road in Malawi, I am overcome, thoroughly pole-axed by God's love and mercy.

    Cathleen Falsani: Thanks(giving) Be to God

  • Each time I look at the photographs I snapped of him when we first met -- by accident, if you believe in such things -- by the side of a dusty road in Malawi, I am overcome, thoroughly pole-axed by God's love and mercy.

    Cathleen Falsani: Thanks(giving) Be to God

  • For a moment I feared I was going to drown as I lay pole-axed on the shingle, but scrambled free in time.

    Country diary: Western Cumbria

  • The fat man got a deposit box slammed into his chest, and fell backward, pole-axed.

    Masked

  • The fat man got a deposit box slammed into his chest, and fell backward, pole-axed.

    Masked

  • Only forty-one years separated us, but her statement left me pole-axed.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Common has been directed to gaze at both women as though he'd just been pole-axed - or like his sixth shot of tequila just hit him like a tidal wave, but he's still trying to maintain a semblance of sobriety.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Just Wright

  • Pollard, with a rapidly expanding swelling over his right eye, was pole-axed and had to be led from the field and taken to hospital.

    Youngsters guide Hampshire to thrilling win in Twenty20 final

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