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  • She put pressure on the cut to stanch the bleeding and went over to the sink, turned on the faucet, and thrust her hand under the stream of water.†   (source)
  • In any event, we have to stanch your bleeding.†   (source)
  • (Getty Images) move that forces President Kennedy to backpedal publicly on the issue of direct U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, a war that he believes is vital to stanching the worldwide spread of communism†   (source)
  • One arm is splayed out uselessly while she paws at her shoulder with the other, trying to stanch the sluggish pulse of blood draining out of her.†   (source)
  • When all the costs were totaled, various American agencies had spent about a billion dollars stanching the outbreak.†   (source)
  • Moving him was out of the question until the flow was stanched.†   (source)
  • We just kept to our ministrations of Snow Flower—stripping off her pants, melting water to wash them, cleaning her thighs of bloodstains, and taking the stuffing from one of her wedding quilts to stanch the putrid ghastliness that continued to flow from between her legs—and never raised our eyes or voices to him.†   (source)
  • I gagged as I made haste to swab the mess from the poor man's face and shoulder and stanch his seeping wound.†   (source)
  • For their review of relevant chapters of the manuscript, and for their technical corrections and suggestions, I wish to thank Christian P. Lewis, Goddard Space Flight Center; Herbert Stanch, Avco, Inc.; James P. Baker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Carlos N. Sandos, California Institute of Technology; Dr. Brian Stack, University of Michigan; Edgar Blalock, Hudson Institute; Professor Linus Kjelling, the RAND Corporation; and Dr. Eldredge Benson, National Institutes of Health.†   (source)
  • The plump, efficient healers gently pulled Max away while they cut away David's shirt and worked quickly to stanch the bleeding.†   (source)
  • He ripped the sleeve again, used it to stanch the wound.†   (source)
  • It stanched their wounds and washed them clean of blood, sweat, and filth.†   (source)
  • My legs are running with blood—I had to stanch the flow with Mum's dressing gown.†   (source)
  • Not until later, after the tall soldier had battered her with his rifle and left with his lumpy, quiet friend, after she had scoured her skin and hair with detergents meant for the walls and the tile floors, after stanching the blood with cotton and gauze and wiping the steam from the bathroom mirror, did Lourdes try to read what he had carved.†   (source)
  • So when the bullets finally became too much for Alvin and the blood flowed so fast from dozens of wounds that Alvin couldn't stanch them all, it was into Alvin's sheltered place that Ta-Kumsaw fell, sprawling across Alvin's body, knocking the wind out of the boy.†   (source)
  • The blood was still coming, though in tiny rivulets, and as I had nothing to stanch it with I unbuttoned the cuff of my work shirt and she nodded that I go ahead.†   (source)
  • Cold water and a bandage had finally stanched the blood, though not the old man's outrage.†   (source)
  • So did Claudie, snatching off her apron to stanch the flood.†   (source)
  • stanch the blood flow
  • Your father's lands are bleeding, and I have neither the strength nor the time to stanch the wounds.†   (source)
  • Roran, several of those cuts could prove fatal unless I stanch the bleeding.†   (source)
  • The World Bank was planning a loan to try to stanch the tb epidemic in Russia.†   (source)
  • The ogre lay silent while Miss Boon and several others did their best to stanch the bleeding.†   (source)
  • Her eyes were wide as chargers as she groped for a fresh towel to stanch the unabated flood.†   (source)
  • Thou healedest our savior and stanched his bleeding wound.†   (source)
  • Major Rathbone drips blood on the carpet, trying to stanch the flow by holding tight to the injured arm.†   (source)
  • The author and others had an organization, called Partners In Health, which wasn't just trying to build a little clinic as Deo once had in Sangaza, but had actual projects in a Peruvian slum and in a Russian prison, projects that aimed to stanch epidemics of drug-resistant tuberculosis — to prove to the world that this could be done, and to teach the world how to do it.†   (source)
  • Drawing his dagger, Roran cut a strip of cloth from the tunic ofa fallen soldier, then said, "Here!" and tied it around the stump of Baldor's arm, stanching the bleeding.†   (source)
  • He stanched it with a towel.†   (source)
  • "Tell me, if scribes value consistency so much," Alessandro interrupted, to stanch the monologue before Orfeo got on to the luminous sap, "then why not get one of those new machines, typewriters, and every letter will be exactly the same?"†   (source)
  • Belwas howled and complained, but Dany scolded him and called him a big bald baby until he let the healer stanch the wound with vinegar, sew it shut, and bind his chest with strips of linen soaked in fire wine.†   (source)
  • His entire mission on Iwo was to hop from blown face to severed arm, doing what he could under heavy fire to minimize the damage, stanch the flow, ease the agony.†   (source)
  • While a priest tended to the young man's wound-stanching the bleeding with a spell-an acolyte let loose two slaves from the High Priest's litter, only to chain them by the ankles to an iron loop embedded in the altar.†   (source)
  • This was the site of the pilot project of pilot projects in the effort to stanch the Russian tb epidemic, the project that would show the way to controlling, in the prisons and the towns and cities, both drug-susceptible tb and mdr.†   (source)
  • But that is not to say there was no lightening in even the heaviest heart, as one by one it came to us that at last our losses were stanched and that we ourselves were spared.†   (source)
  • With a series of deft tugs, he pinched them off, a spurt of bright blood following, which he stanched with linen scraps that Mr. Hadfield provided him.†   (source)
  • I knew that a black neighbor of mine was stealing bags of grain from a wholesale house where he worked, though he was a stanch deacon in his church and prayed and sang on Sundays.†   (source)
  • His hand trembles; it is not a very good job, and he cuts himself three or four times, stanching the blood with the cold water until it stops.†   (source)
  • He saw his prayer, winged with the stanch convoying winds, borne northward to the rimed quaint gabels of Toyland, into frozen merry Elfland; heard the tiny silver anvil-tones, the deeplunged laughter of the little men, the stabled cries of aerial reindeer.†   (source)
  • Before this they had lived as individuals, each somewhat afraid of the other, each seeking his own pleasure, each stanch in that degree of Americanism that had been allowed him.†   (source)
  • Little Jimmie was striving to stanch the flow of blood from his cut lips.†   (source)
  • And never had Duane bestrode a gamer, swifter, stancher beast.†   (source)
  • "Be patient," responded a stanch conservative; "it will come to that in the end.†   (source)
  • Is the lad stanch, and of the right blood?†   (source)
  • Once I fell headlong and cut my face; I lost no time in stanching the blood, but jumped up and ran on, with a warm trickle down my cheek and chin.†   (source)
  • She had worked with so much imagination—the inventive quality, which she lacked, being supplied by the problem itself—that no instructed visitor would have dreamed that the light, graceful filagree work at a window was a strong, unyielding end of a tether, that the pieces reflecting modern tubular tendencies were stancher than the massive creations of the Edwardians—even the flowers lay in iron fingers and every casual ornament and fixture was as necessary as a girder in a skyscraper.†   (source)
  • CYRANO (quickly, whispering into Christian's ear, while Roxane distractedly tears a piece of linen from his breast, which she dips into the water, trying to stanch the bleeding): I told her all.†   (source)
  • She did, he said, make certain signs upon the wound, and repeated certain mysterious words, which he blessed God he understood not, when the iron head of a square cross-bow bolt disengaged itself from the wound, the bleeding was stanched, the wound was closed, and the dying man was, within a quarter of an hour, walking upon the ramparts, and assisting the witness in managing a mangonel, or machine for hurling stones.†   (source)
  • He was—nay, probably may still be—a Bonapartist, and is called Noirtier; I, on the contrary, am a stanch royalist, and style myself de Villefort.†   (source)
  • The doctor had hitherto been a stanch Whig; but now he exerted all his energies for the defeat of Mr. Sands.†   (source)
  • Such is the sleight of hand by which we juggle with ourselves, and change our very weaknesses into stanch and most magnanimous virtues!†   (source)
  • The minister, who inclined strongly to abolitionist views, was quite doubtful whether such a step might not tend somewhat to encourage the southerners in holding on to their slaves; while the doctor, who was a stanch colonizationist, inclined to the opinion that Miss Ophelia ought to go, to show the Orleans people that we don't think hardly of them, after all.†   (source)
  • Man's the elm, and Wealth the vine, Stanch and strong the tendrils twine; Through the frail ringlets thee deceive, None from its stock that vine can reave.†   (source)
  • They think howsever I don't suspect their designs, I do believe, but one that has lived so long among men of red-skin gifts, is no more likely to be misled in Injin feelin's, than a true hunter is like to lose his trail, or a stanch hound his scent.†   (source)
  • "An old gentleman," continued the concierge, "a stanch follower of the Bourbons; he had an only daughter, who married M. de Villefort, who had been the king's attorney at Nimes, and afterwards at Versailles."†   (source)
  • I have my sore wound, all my length of arm a-throb with lancing pain; the flow of blood cannot be stanched; my shoulder's heavy with it.†   (source)
  • I'll warrant him for drowning, though the ship were no stronger than a nutshell, and as leaky as an unstanched wench.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unstanched means not and reverses the meaning of stanched. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • I was reaching for the remains of my slip, intending to use it to stanch the flow, when he laughed.†   (source)
  • Can ye stanch the lad's wound, well enough for him to sit a horse?†   (source)
  • I found a handkerchief thrust into my hand, and did my best to stanch the flow with it.†   (source)
  • He rolled onto his stomach, stanching the wound against the mattress.†   (source)
  • The sons of Autolycus, working over Odysseus,
    skillfully binding up his open wound—
    the gallant, godlike prince—
    chanted an old spell that stanched the blood
    and quickly bore him home to their father's palace.†   (source)
  • I said to myself, 'She's mended ye twice in as many hours, me lad; life amongst the MacKenzies being what it is, it might be as well to wed a woman as can stanch a wound and set broken bones.'†   (source)
  • of pea) pease picket (military) piquet plow plough pretense pretence program programme pudgy podgy pygmy pigmy rancor rancour rigor rigour rumor rumour savory savoury scimitar scimetar septicemia septicaemia show (verb) shew siphon syphon siren syren skeptic sceptic slug (verb) slog slush slosh splendor splendour stanch staunch story (of a house) storey succor succour taffy toffy tire (noun) tyre toilet toilette traveler traveller tumor tumour valor valour vapor vapour veranda verandah vial phial vigor vigour vise (a tool) vice wagon waggon woolen woollen § 2 /General Tendencies/—This list is by no means exhaustive.†   (source)
  • just lit by moving candles and lamps,
    And by one great pitchy torch stationary with wild red flame and
    clouds of smoke,
    By these, crowds, groups of forms vaguely I see on the floor, some
    in the pews laid down,
    At my feet more distinctly a soldier, a mere lad, in danger of
    bleeding to death, (he is shot in the abdomen,)
    I stanch the blood temporarily, (the youngster's face is white as a lily,)
    Then before I depart I sweep my eyes o'er the scene fain to absorb it all,
    Faces, varieties, postures beyond description, most in obscurity,
    some of them dead,
    Surgeons operating, attendants holding lights, the smell of ether,
    odor of blood,
    The crowd, O the crowd of th†   (source)
  • Yet if I knew What hoop should hold us stanch, from edge to edge O' the world, I would pursue it.†   (source)
  • This said, she mounts the pile with eager haste, And in her arms the gasping queen embrac'd; Her temples chaf'd; and her own garments tore, To stanch the streaming blood, and cleanse the gore.†   (source)
  • Leonela, as he told her, stanched her lady's blood, which was no more than sufficed to support her deception; and washing the wound with a little wine she bound it up to the best of her skill, talking all the time she was tending her in a strain that, even if nothing else had been said before, would have been enough to assure Anselmo that he had in Camilla a model of purity.†   (source)
  • Such charms were there in the voice, in the manner, and in the affable deportment of Sophia, that she ravished the landlady to the highest degree; and that good woman, concluding that she had attended Jenny Cameron, became in a moment a stanch Jacobite, and wished heartily well to the young Pretender's cause, from the great sweetness and affability with which she had been treated by his supposed mistress.†   (source)
  • He replied they might say what they liked, for he was not in a state to give advice that would be of any use; all he could tell her was to try and stanch the blood, as he was going where he should never more be seen; and with every appearance of deep grief and sorrow he left the house; but when he found himself alone, and where there was nobody to see him, he crossed himself unceasingly, lost in wonder at the adroitness of Camilla and the consistent acting of Leonela.†   (source)
  • Stanch'd is the blood, and in the bottom stands: The steel, but scarcely touch'd with tender hands, Moves up, and follows of its own accord, And health and vigor are at once restor'd.†   (source)
  • But then I have called his attention to it in the letter I wrote to him in the country, and, if he did nothing to prevent the mischief I there pointed out to him, I suppose it was that from pure goodness of heart and trustfulness he would not and could not believe that any thought against his honour could harbour in the breast of so stanch a friend; nor indeed did I myself believe it for many days, nor should I have ever believed it if his insolence had not gone so far as to make it manifest by open presents, lavish promises, and ceaseless tears.†   (source)
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