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If I hurl my assegai at another, another hurls his assegai at me, and in a measure we are quits.

Then he would seize brands from the fire and hurl them into the pack.

But for Germany, France, England to fight, to hurl millions of men at each other!

For this let us honour the kiwi, and hurl him in the face of the early risers.

They were taught to box, to wrestle, to throw the discus, and to hurl the spear.

We hurl it into its own hell, and cannot again contract ourselves to so base a state.

Then, quite suddenly, he snatched up a candlestick to hurl at Mr. Caryll.

There was not a degrading epithet, not a word of infamous reproach, he did not hurl at them.

Scatter the redcoats, drive them off the island, hurl them into the river!

In his right hand was the thunderbolt, and near at hand the place from which to hurl it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., hurlen, "to run against (each other), come into collision," later "throw forcibly" (c.1300); "rush violently" (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln "to throw, to dash," and East Frisian hurreln "to roar, to bluster." OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr "expressing rapid motion;" see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally "rushing water." For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.

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