• Title: Raiding: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-12-19
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 164
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Familiar Quotations


Does Barry Manilow know you raided his wardrobe closet?
–The Breakfast Club

Raiding – "Invaders"

Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping.
–Otto von Bismarck

Use in Literature


Colonel Winchester had done his duty in discovering that Forrest and Wheeler were raiding through Mississippi, and that a heavy force was gathering in the rear of Grant, who intended the siege of Vicksburg.
–Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.

It was a combat of raiders who advanced secretly under cover of the vast wilderness.
–Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.

Slade, with troublesome raids, soon gave evidence of his own continued existence.
–Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.

Both boys had a vision of deep beds and hot suppers on the ranchos of their respective parents, but they shut their teeth and raided the larder.
–Gertrude Atherton in The Valiant Runaways.

To the solidification of the joy of the Isle no less than four new colonies are being established close at hand, the very tree which was raided years ago being again occupied by a jubilant and clamorous crowd.
–E.J. Banfield in My Tropic Isle.

I have eaten many a maiden, as I have been on my raids together with my nine companions.
–Sabine Baring-Gould in The Book of Were-Wolves.

Their faces, arms, and legs were frightfully scarred with the wounds they had received from dogs when they had been on their raids.
–Sabine Baring-Gould in The Book of Were-Wolves.

I am rather thankful when he is too tired for these raids.
–K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.

To produce such a study would be to add to the truth and reality of our history, for England was not made nor even moulded by the Danish and the Saxon raids.
–Hilaire Belloc in On Something.
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