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  • There's no one left in the world I can defeat in chess, trounce—I can trounce the way I trounce you.†   (source)
  • "I'm a bit soggy," Pippa calls after we've thoroughly trounced her.†   (source)
  • No need to trounce all over Kara-she could hardly be blamed.†   (source)
  • It was the same expression she wore when she had thoroughly trounced me in checkers.†   (source)
  • He's away to the North trouncing those giants.†   (source)
  • The pieces themselves she performed quite rudely, as if she would trounce them.†   (source)
  • Tom wondered if Red was going to try to trounce him, and for the first time he wasn't afraid.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Or was it possible to trounce them and impose a peace?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    trounced = easily beaten
  • Hauled out and forced to run, Louie was trounced, and the guards made tittering mockery of him.†   (source)
  • You could not even trounce Murtagh, and he is but a shadow of a shadow.†   (source)
  • At that speed, Seabiscuit would have trounced the track record holder by more than a dozen lengths.†   (source)
  • Kayak was trounced in his first race of 1940.†   (source)
  • You're not going to excel, and you're not going to trounce those thieves and soldiers and unknown assassins.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Is it trounce?†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • On these occasions he had not shrunk from trouncing his hearers with some vigorous home-truths.†   (source)
  • With these new victories he went parading in to Gottlieb, and suddenly he was being trounced: "Oh!†   (source)
  • Now, I'll show you how to trounce your husband.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He moped into the schoolyard wishing she were a boy, and imagining how he would trounce her if she were.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He should be soundly trounced!†   (source)
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