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  • v. flow freely and abundantly


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  • Corky was already well out in front of them, reeling across the catwalk in a kind of drunken panic.

    Deception Point

  • For it was plain as a pikestaff whither he was bound, and if he thought he could come round me with his blood-brotherhood fustian, he was well out of court.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He tossed the rifle well out of the man's reach and headed back toward the Infirmary at a run, wonder­ing how Jenkins had made out — it had to be all right!

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • He was well out of reach of the blade, and knew the Ragnarok troopers did not carry firearms.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Another thing that cheered me up was my belief that Spring, being mad as a weaver to start with, had let his harboured spite get the better of his few remaining wits; if he thought he was dooming me to death or the chain-gang by packing me off to the States, he was well out of reckoning.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • My servants kept well out of my way in those days, I can tell you, and Fetnab went about whimpering and rolling her eyes.


  • The other harpy had seen him healthy, so had stayed well out of reach-though she might have descended had he actually drunk from the Spring of Love.

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • In which case, even if the two young women had kept up their friendship, Mark Benton might well out of distaste have allowed his friendship with Zak to lapse.

    No Laughing Matter

  • They hired someone to frag him, and in the time-honoured fashion, made sure they were well out of the vicinity in the company of a whole host of witnesses.

    Boiling a Frog

  • The Brunetti, being well out of the running, Caroline found new cause of jealousy in the newly engaged actress, Christine Bohler.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians


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