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  • You trounced me these last two terms, I was bound to catch a break sooner or later.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The pieces themselves she performed quite rudely, as if she would trounce them.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "I bet they won’t expect to be trounced by a beautiful lady."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • They hadn’t won a game all year, and they had been recently trounced 8-0 by Lake Windsor Middle.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine

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  • To see the misty-eyed whites who had flagellated themselves with visions of worm-eaten cretins and deprived idiots trounced in a head-on collision of wits was a banquet to be savored again and again.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was trounced almost every night.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The ship passed over Nuremberg, where fringe politician Adolf Hitler, whose Nazi Party had been trounced in the 1928 elections, had just delivered a speech touting selective infanticide.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He moped into the schoolyard wishing she were a boy, and imagining how he would trounce her if she were.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • But much of the negativity directed at the Fugees also seemed born of resentment, from parents who had spent a small fortune on gear, soccer clinics, and team fees only to see their sons trounced by a haphazardly equipped group of kids with foreign accents.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He’s away to the North trouncing those giants.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • Once, during a brief halt, when he got tangled in the traces and delayed the start, both Dave and Solleks flew at him and administered a sound trouncing.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Within months of its debut in 1996, Blue’s Clues was trouncing Sesame Street in the ratings.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He should be soundly trounced!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Tom wondered if Red was going to try to trounce him, and for the first time he wasn’t afraid.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Now, I’ll show you how to trounce your husband.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It was the same expression she wore when she had thoroughly trounced me in checkers.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • I trounce him.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • "I’m a bit soggy," Pippa calls after we’ve thoroughly trounced her.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • But his votes on Kansas and other Southern measures could not be explained away to an angry constituency, and Texas handed Sam Houston the first trouncing of his political career.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Thoroughbreds run because they love to, but when overraced they can become stale and uninterested, especially when repeatedly trounced and bullied by their riders, as Seabiscuit was.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I set the two stories one against the other, so that you may see that it is not from mere mercenary motives that the present performer is desirous to show up and trounce his villains; but because he has a sincere hatred of them, which he cannot keep down, and which must find a vent in suitable abuse and bad language.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Or was it possible to trounce them and impose a peace?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • No need to trounce all over Kara-she could hardly be blamed.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • On these occasions he had not shrunk from trouncing his hearers with some vigorous home-truths.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • There’s no one left in the world I can defeat in chess, trounce—I can trounce the way I trounce you.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Why is it Murtagh was able to trounce you on the Burning Plains, even though he was nowhere near as fast or strong as you?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • They clawed faces, pinched noses, clutched throats, all the while punching away at one another, grappling, rolling about on the floor in terribly dead earnest; they spat, kicked, grabbed, trounced, whacked, and frothed at the mouth.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The crowd closed around, threatening the King and calling him names; a brawny blacksmith in leather apron, and sleeves rolled to his elbows, made a reach for him, saying he would trounce him well, for a lesson; but just then a long sword flashed in the air and fell with convincing force upon the man’s arm, flat side down, the fantastic owner of it remarking pleasantly, at the same time— "Marry, good souls, let us proceed gently, not with ill blood and uncharitable words.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • With these new victories he went parading in to Gottlieb, and suddenly he was being trounced: "Oh! So! Beautiful! You let a doctor try it before you finished your research?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • You’re not going to excel, and you’re not going to trounce those thieves and soldiers and unknown assassins.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • There’s no one left in the world I can defeat in chess, trounce—I can trounce the way I trounce you.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • There’s no one left in the world I can defeat in chess, trounce—I can trounce the way I trounce you.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • At that speed, Seabiscuit would have trounced the track record holder by more than a dozen lengths.2Tom Smith was wide awake.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • On Himmel Street, her team had trounced Rudy’s 6-1, and triumphant, she burst into the kitchen, telling Mama and Papa all about the goal she’d scored.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Hauled out and forced to run, Louie was trounced, and the guards made tittering mockery of him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Is it trounce?
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • You sound as if you would trounce me, but I look at you directly and what is solid in you but your sentimental feeling and hope?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • You could not even trounce Murtagh, and he is but a shadow of a shadow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Kayak was trounced in his first race of 1940.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The children were severely trounced
  • "Don’t lie, you black rascal!" cried Richard, stepping on the snowbank to measure the distance from his lash to the negro’s back; "speak truth, or I trounce you."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
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