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  • v. Alternative form of shut up.


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  • Having shut it behind her, Madame Vivien turned on him.

    Maigret and the Loner

  • Mr. Phinn glared at him, opened his mouth, thought perhaps of Lady Lacklander and shut it again.

    Scales of Justice

  • My mouth fell open in just such a peasant's gape, and I shut it quickly before Lukos could look.

    The King Must Die

  • No nook in the grounds more sheltered and more Eden-like; it was full of trees, it bloomed with flowers: a very high wall shut it out from the court, on one side; on the other, a beech avenue screened it from the lawn.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • He eased his orange Freightliner and fifty-three-foot-long trailer into an empty spot and shut it down.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • Then the alarm went off on Lord Flood's watch, and he shut it off.

    You Suck

  • The Catholic Church is not primarily a religious organization; it is a political organization, and proclaims the fact, and defies those who would shut it up in the religious field, The Rev.S. B. Smith, a Catholic doctor of divinity, explains in his "Elements of Ecclesiastical Law":

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • By the borders of Lake Taupo they sighted the house of a Maori chief who, being absent, had shut it up.

    The Romance of a Pro-Consul

  • Kitty opened her mouth and shut it again, and George remained empurpled.

    Scales of Justice

  • Honeycutt opened his mouth and shut it again and returned his gaze to Jury.

    the dirty duck


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