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One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
About her neck was hung a covered basket and a door-key; and Davy at once concluded that she was Sindbad's house-keeper.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The governor attacked him, and on the way down stabbed him in the neck, with such force that he tripped and fell down.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Victor was the younger son and brother—a tete montee, with a temper which invited violence and a will which no ax could break.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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WORDS RELATED TO BREAK ONE'S NECK

  • battled
  • brawled
  • bucked
  • bumped heads
  • competed
  • contended
  • contested
  • crossed swords
  • grappled
  • hassled
  • locked horns
  • put up a fight
  • romped
  • rough-housed
  • rowed
  • scrapped
  • scuffled
  • shuffled
  • slugged
  • smacked
  • tangled
  • went up against
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