Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEW

You touched a spring in its waistband and it flew open, and then it was a workbox.

She saw the lighted window, flew to it, dashed it open, and entered.

In despair he looked at her as she flew along, as if carried away by the blast.

In the utmost consternation, Almeria flew for an explanation to Mrs. Vickars.

And up I flew to my chamber, and locked myself in, trembling and out of breath.

They flew wildly about the woods, till they were truly crazy.

I flew to Beatriz; I told her I had nothing but my heart and right hand to offer.

She shrieked, she laughed, she danced, she flew with him round and round.

I flew up-stairs, and made myself as smart as I could in such a hurry.

The following morning brought him, after which the days flew quickly by.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense of fly (v.1).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.