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81 examples of  checkmating  in sentences

81 examples of checkmating in sentences

Tryin' to make a "draw" with the wash bord, so as to "Uker" the ball, and "checkmate" the other club, he was "distansed," and his spectacles went flyin', smashin' the glass and shuttin' off his eyesite.

Whatever evil intentions Noaks might have cherished towards them were destined to be checkmated by a fortunate circumstance, the possibility of which neither side had yet foreseen.

"Is it," Henshaw proceeded, falling back now to his ordinary lawyer-like tone"is it merely to checkmate what you are pleased to call my designs upon Miss Morriston?"

He told himself the Fates had decreed it, and the game had to be played out to the end, The principal thing now was to keep the pieces moving and prevent a checkmate, for that would mean ruin!

It was to be made with the queen, and must threaten checkmate.

In an instant the Devil checkmated him, and he disappeared.

Were no other proof forthcoming of Lorenzo's marvellous diplomatic genius than this one fact, that he checkmated the political schemes of Sixtus, and finally so neutralized his influence as to render him wellnigh impotent for evil-doing, such an achievement was sufficient to stamp him one of the greatest masters of statecraft Europe has known.

"Why, it's just checkmate, and the game is up," replied Uncle John amiably.

Simultaneously the German Government set in motion an avalanche of racial feeling to play off against the just and moderate measures taken by other powers to checkmate Austrian aggression.

But you cannot send the Prince on a political visit for the purpose of making political capital out of him, and then complain that those who will not play your game and in order to checkmate you, proclaim boycott of the Royal visit do not know constitutional usage.

This affair of state, which rested upon his shoulders, promised to go badly; if Lord Vernon persisted in his refusal to see him, he was checkmated at the start, before he had opportunity to make a move.

The intent seemed to be to respond to the popular demand for an immediate peace and at the same time to checkmate the opponents of the Covenant in the Senate by having the League of Nations organized and functioning before the definitive treaty was laid before that body.

Ready, sir?" Mershone looked grave, but he was not wholly checkmated.

It was she who had checkmated him, and she was glad.

To put it differently, he's in check, but not checkmated.

He'll be checkmated, though, if the French ever lay hands on him, and then good-bye to the Arab's chance for twenty years.

Crime interests me only when it resembles a clever game of chess, with many intricate moves which all tend to one solution, the checkmating of the antagonistthe detective force of the country.

Now, confess that, in the Dublin mystery, the clever police there were absolutely checkmated.

In swinging round to Petersburg, and again at the springing of the Petersburg Mine, Grant thought himself sure to make enormous gains; but Lee's insight into his purposes, and lightning celerity in checkmating these, foiled both movements, giving the mine operation, moreover, the effect of a deadly boomerang.

Napoleon's excuse for participation was the murder of a missionary in Kwangsi; but his real motive was a desire to checkmate Great Britain, and prevent the conquest of new territory.

[Fr.], checkmate; half the battle, prize; profit &c (acquisition) 775.

repulse, rebuff, defeat, rout, overthrow, discomfiture; beating, drubbing; quietus, nonsuit^, subjugation; checkmate, stalemate, fool's mate. fall, downfall, ruin, perdition; wreck &c (destruction) 162; deathblow; bankruptcy &c (nonpayment) 808. losing game, affaire flambee.

And, if the further fact be considered that the adversary thus checkmated was Lee, the military ability of General McClellan must be conceded.

At Mine Run, Lee's quick eye for position, and masterly handling of his forces, completely checkmated an adversary who had advanced to deliver decisive battle.

We are checkmated.

In chess, the object of the game, namely, to checkmate one's opponent, is of arbitrary adoption; of the possible means of attaining it, there is a great number; and according as we make a prudent use of them, we arrive at our goal.

Nay, it seems to be an object as arbitrarily adopted as that of checkmating our opponent's king; and, nevertheless, we are always intent on the means of attaining it, and think and brood over nothing else.

There followed an exciting half-hour while we waited, wondering what attitude the savages would take toward us, and trying to picture to ourselves the mighty potentate, Saavedra, who had been described as sitting in the midst of savage luxury, "surrounded by fifty servants," and directing his myrmidons to checkmate our desires to visit the Inca city on the "pampa of ghosts.

The arch ruffian had checkmated us for the third time inside three days.

He gave heed to their representations, for he cunningly perceived that he might ride into the undisputed leadership of the great popular party, the Guelphs, and so checkmate his other allies, the aristocrats!

This sealed Ippolito's fate, for Alessandro at once took steps, not only to checkmate the action of the deputation, but to circumvent the destruction of his rival.

In fact, it looks rather like checkmate for Jemal the Great, and an end to the trouble he might have given the German control.

"It is audacity," agreed the leathern-faced old financier; "and it's audacity that we must find some way to checkmate.

As long as he held the wind he was safe, unless the hunters made an effort to checkmate his method of escape by detouring and cutting him off.

We know them; we can prepare for them, and checkmate them.

"Think how we are to checkmate our two Presidents.

Gentleman Jim V. The Cracksman's Checkmate VI.

CHAPTER V THE CRACKSMAN'S CHECKMATE Puckers, or Miss Puckers, as she liked to be called below-stairs, was a little puzzled by her young mistress's abstraction, while she brushed out Maud's wealth of raven hair for the night.

Maud, cool, pale, impassable, was sure to win at last, waiting, like the superior chess-player, for that final mistake which gives an adversary checkmate.

As Mr. Singleton advanced hesitatingly to the table, I recalled the words that he had uttered in his room at Scotland Yard; evidently his scheme of the game that was to end in an easy checkmate, had not included the move that had just been made.

Copies can be multiplied with such amazing facility that, once the thief gets a decent start, it is almost hopeless to checkmate him.

"Is it checkmate?"

is said to have observed to a person who approached him in a moment of personal restraint, indispensable in his situation, "Here you see me checkmated.

You are not to checkmate me in three moves; and you are not to take my queen.

" "No, I assure you it is not checkmate.

It is always a blunder from a tactical point of view for a Christian to use methods of illegal violence in persecuting an Atheist in this Christian land; legal violence is a far safer weapon, for courage can checkmate the first, while it is helpless before the second.

If Ben was to be checkmated there were not many hours to waste.

She carries on a liaison with Colonel Lorenzo, by the aid of her father-confessor Dominick, but is always checkmated, and it turns out that Lorenzo is her brother.

Abul Malek was patient; he renewed his vow to hold the false religion up to ridicule and laughter, thinking, by encompassing the downfall of a single advocate, thus to prove his contention and checkmate its ever-widening influence.

" Bad, like a too-strong opponent in a game of chess, is ever at the elbow of good to checkmate it like a weakly managed king.

Dr. Parr affected the Olympian nod, and crowned or checkmated reputations.

He was aware that as regarded the diocese Mrs. Proudie had checkmated him.

He had lost; and now, after checkmate, he must resign his place.

Finally he admitted himself checkmated, but not convinced.

In Kansas free-State emigration was outstripping the South in numbers and checkmating her in border strife.

" "Ah!" murmured the critic, as who should say, "checkmate!"

The King has made his desperate attempt to arrest the five members of Parliament, and been checkmated by Lucy Carlisle.

ti: How to force checkmate.

ti: How to force checkmate.

CONSERVING THE SOIL The Revolution rudely interrupted Washington's farming experiments, and for eight long years he was so actively engaged in the grim business of checkmating Howe and Clinton and Cornwallis that he could give little time or thought to agriculture.

But do my bidding, help me to checkmate this baggage, and I'll see you have both.

However that may be, he had no sooner obtained a clear insight into the league of the princes than he set to work with his usual activity and knowledge of the world to checkmate it.

To destroy the work of Joan of Arc and Charles VII.such was the design, a criminal and a shameful one for a French prince, which was checkmated by the peace of Peequigny.

He arrived in company with his brother D'Andelot, and urged the queen-mother to grant the Reformers liberty of conscience and of worship, the only way to checkmate all the mischievous designs and to restore peace to the kingdom.

The courtroom where justice is administered was large, clean, airythe bench carpeted and adorned with a large, green, stuffed chair, in which I sat down, and, in imagination, summoned up advocates, jurors, prisoners, and people, and wondered how I should feel pronouncing sentence of death on a fellow-being, or, like Portia, wisely checkmating the Shylocks of our times.

"Before morning they'll be over there," with a wave of the hand, "and our move checkmated.

He is charged with the duty of administering $7,000,000 worth of friar lands, and the whole public domain of the Philippine Islands, and with such minor duties as the checkmating of the machinations of numerous wealthy Filipinos who seek fraudulently to acquire great tracts through fraudulent claims to unperfected titles and by other improper means.

Suddenly there was a singing in the Major's ears, and a voice, a hateful, triumphant voice, said, "Checkmate!"

You must let me know when she has checkmated you.

The once open range was now a chessboard of agricultural endeavor, with the pawns steadying ploughshares as they crept from square to square until the opposing cattle king suffered ignominious checkmate, his prerogative of free movement gone, his army scattered, his castles taken, and his glory surviving only in the annals of the game.

My plans would possibly have been checkmated.

I might have checkmated the White Prince, shut in by his own castles and pawns,it would have been a direct checkmate!

I might have checkmated the White Prince, shut in by his own castles and pawns,it would have been a direct checkmate!

he stopped to take the queen's pawn with his bishop, and within one move of a checkmate!"

Unfortunately in some mysterious way the plans and proposals they discussed leaked out, allowing the other side to checkmate their best moves and woefully retard progress.

Knowing this of me, do you further surmise that I should be so simple as to tell you how I propose to amuse myself in the future?" I recognised the truth of this, and I saw myself checkmated at the outset.

It was the daring play of a desperate gamester, and nearly checkmated his opponents.

On her part, Madame Bonaventure guessed what was passing in his breast, and secretly enjoyed the idea of checkmating him.

The still-born constitution was Mr. Busby's proposed means of checkmating a rival.

Perhaps she had detected his purpose from the first, and had deliberately checkmated him.

Then Charlot, angry at being so completely checkmated, suddenly seized the board and struck his antagonist such a cruel blow that the blood began to flow.