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Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
In fact, on the Professor's right hand there showed a drop of blood, perceptibly larger this time than before.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Upon the Professor's right hand there showed now a drop of blood, larger still then those other three had been.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
Choose the synonym for belief
admonition

WORDS RELATED TO DROP THE BALL

  • be undecided
  • bobble
  • break
  • drop the ball
  • flounder
  • fluctuate
  • fluff
  • halt
  • hem and haw
  • hesitate
  • lurch
  • quaver
  • reel
  • rock
  • roll
  • scruple
  • shake
  • speak haltingly
  • stagger
  • stammer
  • stub toe
  • teeter
  • topple
  • totter
  • tremble
  • trip up
  • vacillate
  • waver
  • whiffle
  • wobble
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