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synonyms for ricocheted

  • bounce back
  • deflect
  • backfire
  • boomerang
  • recoil
  • return
  • kick back
  • snap back
  • spring back
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How to use ricocheted in a sentence

A bullet struck the fuselage and ricocheted past his ear; another ripped a hole in the canvas of his wing.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
One of the tiny slugs stung through my calf and ricocheted down the passage.
GREYLORNJOHN KEITH LAUMER
Once, a stray shell burst several hundred yards away and a flying crumb of masonry fell in the nave and ricocheted a moment.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
The shot struck a rock not far in front, and of the whole charge some ten pellets had ricocheted back and hit Evelyn in the face.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON
He reminded one much of a billiard ball in the way he bounced, collided and ricocheted amongst taller men.
THE BRAINALEXANDER BLADE
The grass stirred at intervals along the soil as the invisible bullet ricocheted into the distance.
THE ENEMIES OF WOMENVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
She trembled so she grasped the back of a chair for support, and tears ricocheted down her cheeks.
JUST AROUND THE CORNERFANNIE HURST
The shot struck the comb of the ridge, within several yards of the group, and ricocheted off into the distant hills.
THE RIFLE RANGERSCAPTAIN MAYNE REID
Did he say why he believed one of the bullets ricocheted off the south curb of Elm?
WARREN COMMISSION (6 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Did you find anything there to indicate the ricocheted bullet?
WARREN COMMISSION (6 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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