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jugular


You can feel your pulse by pressing lightly with a finger at the base of the external jugular vein.
  veins in the neck that return blood from the head

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amy vital part that is vulnerable to attack
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  • You can feel your pulse by pressing lightly with a finger at the base of the external jugular vein.
  • he always goes for the jugular
  • I lowered the glass, considering one quick slice to the jugular that would end it all.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • ’There’s black, hopeless rage in her eyes, the type of anger you feel when your hands are tied and there’s a knife at your jugular.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • "We’ve just inserted catheters into your carotid artery and jugular vein," says the nurse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Cut him right through the jugular.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She kicked and flailed while Caul held a sharpened icicle to her throat and shouted, "Stay back or I drive this through her jugular!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But when the body failed to come alive and scar my mind forever by breaking the glass and going for my jugular, my initial panic subsided.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Carotid and jugular compressed.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I lay on the floor moaning that the dwarf ghost had done me wrong by sucking on my jugular vein.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • What if those claws had struck there, slashed her jugular?
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Just over the external jugular vein there were two punctures, not large, but not wholesome looking.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Words that went for the jugular.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • He was motionless as I pressed my lips to his jugular.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • A pulsing jugular looped lazily down the length of her neck.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Slowly it shifted up along the jugular.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I knew he was seeking to cut the all-important vein, the jugular.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • My face flushed tears poked my eyes, scar tissue twisted my heart, wrapped itself around arteries, closed tight around my jugular.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The shot was fired; the ball entered under his chin and came out at the nape of his neck, after traversing the jugular vein.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He stopped the blade an inch from the jugular.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Pike, the malingerer, leaped upon the crippled animal, breaking its neck with a quick flash of teeth and a jerk, Buck got a frothing adversary by the throat, and was sprayed with blood when his teeth sank through the jugular.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • It smashes his mouth, spraying out teeth, and penetrates to the jugular.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Five guineas a jugular.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Hussain braced his feet and drove the blade cleanly through the ram’s windpipe, then on into the jugular vein.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The cords in his neck stood in high relief, and his jugular vein bulged as if it would burst while the knife carved its bloody path.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • "And if they didn’t use it, we’d cut their jugular vein."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A quick incision to the jugular with a surgical knife; blood gurgles into a slop bucket; and all is over.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The wolf launched himself across the space between me and the vampire, fangs aiming for the jugular.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Just a nice clean slice of the shell that somehow missed his jugular vein and his spine.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Then he drew his knife, wrapped the bridle reins tightly around one hand, and jabbed the knife into the horse’s neck, slashing the jugular vein.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • A dim light shines from the living room, and I move cautiously up the sidewalk, eyeing the old truck from which I fully expect a saber-toothed junkyard mutt to spring, flashing yellow eyes locked on my jugular.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • He arranged the accident to the gun, and-which I did not suspect until now-contrived the death of his brother John by this same method of injecting formic acid into the jugular vein.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • ’It is all over; there will be nothing the matter; money shall be got in; and if it don’t come in fast enough, old Nickleby shall stump up again, or have his jugular separated if he dares to vex and hurt the little—’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The cause, a severed jugular and the resulting loss of blood and oxygen.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • He thrust the 22-gauge needle into her jugular vein and shoved the plunger home.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • You went for the jugular, just like a cop’s supposed to in a murder case.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • ’Separation of jugular vein—death rapid—been dead at least half an hour.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • A practiced look through the ranks; he’d snap the victim’s neck, bare its jugular, slit it.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Dropping into a squat, the herbalist placed two fingers against the youth’s jugular vein, feeling his pulse.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • My bias is that successful advertising requires you to shock your audience—catch them unaware and, eh, go for that jugular.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • I pulled over into a 7-Eleven parking lot and held my finger to my jugular vein while watching the : in the digital clock blink every second.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The secretary wears a splint on his broken jaw, which, luckily, deflects the knife away from the jugular vein, but it does little to protect the rest of his skull.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Arterial bleeding, right carotid Severed jugular; numerous lacerations of shoulders and chest According to Martha Millay, a dolphin would not go about it that way.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • More tubes looped down from the bottles and bags that hung above the bed and they met in a tangled fury at her neck, as if fighting to be first into the valve slotted into her jugular.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It was good she didn’t look, because if she’d so much as blinked, I would have bit into her jugular, I would have consumed her, bones, teeth, and hair, leaving nothing of her on the street.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • All Maryland had hungered for this hanging for a year, and now, a few moments before he was due on the gallows, the condemned man had slashed his jugular with a razor blade and was bleeding to death in his cell.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • I put my hand to my jugular, but I was smiling.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • There would have been blood; the jugular gushed and sprayed.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Same MO: one wound to the throat, severed jugular.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Alvin slid a ski mask over his head, crossed the room, and slid the needle into her jugular vein, making no attempt to still her sudden cry of horror.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
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