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


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  • The word ricocheted through his consciousness, the echo of a thousand cop shows he had watched during his time in America.


  • The phrase ricocheted from one Murdoch-owned editorial page and television studio to the next; Obama was daily pilloried as a timorous pretender who, out of a misbegotten sense of liberal guilt, unearned self-regard, and downright unpatriotic acceptance of fading national glory, had handed over the steering wheel of global leadership to the Élysée Palace.

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  • The word ricocheted around Tobin’s brain like an assassin’s bullet.

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  • Clips of the phone call ricocheted across the Web and cable TV.

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  • But the video of the leader of the free world getting pelted with a pair of shoes, well, it kind of ricocheted around the globe today.

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  • The crackle of frantic radio calls ricocheted through the cop-filled trailer like one of my kids" dime-store bouncy balls.

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  • It was hit pretty well and it just kind of ricocheted off me.

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  • We had been running at full speed for nearly an hour, when a shot came whizzing a few feet over our bulwarks, and struck the water just beyond us; it was followed immediately by another, which striking a little short "ricocheted" over us; and then a third, which crashing through the starboard bulwarks, burst in a cotton bale on the port side, and set fire to it; several men being wounded by splinters and fragments of the shells.

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  • And when Mr. Johnson set up a bowling alley in the street, that ball ricocheted all over the place.


  • They ricocheted around Central Europe before landing in Mecklenburg, Germany, at a refugee camp ravaged by typhus during the worst winter of the century.

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