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Which preposition to use with  flew

Which preposition to use with flew

to Occurrences 884%

They had scarcely left the house before I flew to the garden with a book in my hand, and passing as before to the shrubbery, I buried myself in a close thicket at one end of it.

from Occurrences 722%

He was indeed not averse to society, though he had seemed thus to fly from it; and was so great a favourite with his neighbours, that his cell would have been thronged with visitors, but for the difficulty of the approach to it.

in Occurrences 462%

We see a great ship swims as well as a small cork; and an eagle flies in the air, as well as a little gnat.

into Occurrences 320%

The pieces of lunarium were fastened in like manner to screws, which passed through the top of the machine; so that by turning them in one direction, those metallic pieces would fly into the air with the velocity of a rocket.

over Occurrences 288%

Its banner flies over every country and has been carried through tribulation, through sorrow, through danger, and through death to the remotest parts of the yet-known world.

at Occurrences 286%

There was no lack of trout, for one rose to the fly at every cast.

with Occurrences 239%

A new motor has been harnessed into the service of man, and made to fly with his messages swifter than sound?

through Occurrences 172%

Silently flying through the darkened air, swirling, glinting, to their appointed places, they seem to have taken counsel together, saying, "Come, we are feeble; let us help one another.

about Occurrences 133%

* Prussicos odi, puer, apparatus,as old NAP said to young NAP, when the Teutonic bullets flew about them at Saarbruck.

on Occurrences 129%

He, flying on golden plumage throughout his realms, with such swiftness that his passage can hardly be discerned, visits them all in turn, and, bending his strong bow, to the drawn string he fits the arrows forged by me and tempered in the fountains sacred to my divinity.

for Occurrences 119%

Jumpin' to my feet I made things fly for a minuit, pilin' up the killed and wounded in a promiscous heap.

out Occurrences 109%

She's not a particular friend of mineI don't care for her much.' Bruce didn't hear the last words, for he was flying out of the door.

like Occurrences 103%

The horses flew like lightning along the intervening path, and drew up at the door all panting, as if they had run a race.

across Occurrences 81%

"One throw more," said Smith, "and I've done;" and he cast his fly across the still water just above the fall.

before Occurrences 70%

And false it was, since it always flew before him as he ran, so that although he often seemed to be getting nearer to it he could never quite overtake it.

by Occurrences 69%

A month full of happy days had flown by when Evadne and her father returned one morning from a long tramp in search of specimens.

down Occurrences 48%

The youngsters turned and flew down the stairs at break-neck speed, and hardly had they started when the door of the "Main-top" was flung open, and its two occupants rushed down after them.

toward Occurrences 45%

"Gentle tame falcon of mine, Rise in thy flight, spread out thy wings, If thou art my friend do me this service; To-morrow, ere ever the rise of the sun, Fly toward her house; there alight On the window of my gracious beauty.

past Occurrences 41%

In passing through a narrow gorge, I once drove one ahead of me from rapid to rapid, disturbing him four times in quick succession where he could not very well fly past me on account of the narrowness of the channel.

above Occurrences 36%

Pardner, we'll be in Minรณok by supper-ti" The words hadn't left his lips when he saw, a few yards in front of them, a faint cloud of steam rising up from the icethat dim danger-signal that flies above an air-hole.

towards Occurrences 35%

Not waiting to see if he recovered, I turned Brigham, and in a moment we were again fairly flying towards our destination; we had urgent business about that time, and were in a hurry to get there.

around Occurrences 34%

" In a few minutes we heard two or three shots in the direction in which our dispatch courier had gone, and soon after we saw him come flying around the bend of the creek, pursued by four or five Indians.

along Occurrences 34%

For a time the possibility of charging into a biplane gives zest to our progress, as we fly along the road which cuts the aerodrome; but, alack!

of Occurrences 33%

In case his readers should not be familiar with the animal, the accompanying drawing will give an admirable idea of the celebrated black-fly of the Adirondacks, which, with the grizzly bear and the rattlesnake, occupies the front rank among American ferocious animals.

after Occurrences 33%

We turned our horses and ran, the bullets flying after us thick and fastmy whip being shot from my hand and daylight being put through the crown of my hat.

off Occurrences 29%

If there were, he stopped, made a motion to his dog, and gave him a piece of cheese to eat, when the dog went directly to a hole through the reed fence, and the birds immediately flew off the back into the water.

against Occurrences 25%

To fly against vice is merely to invite enmity and opposition.

without Occurrences 18%

"How can they fly without gas?" "Well, they're coming, all the same," declared Jack.

as Occurrences 18%

There existed, she was sure, a mass of luxuriant legend about the "lengths" her engagement with Murray Brush had gone; she could herself fairly feel them in the air, these streamers of evil, black flags flown as in warning, the vast redundancy of so cheap and so dingy social bunting, in fine, that flapped over the stations she had successively moved away from and which were empty now, for such an ado, even to grotesqueness.

up Occurrences 13%

With reading foolish Books, Lucian's Dialogue of the Lofty Traveller, who flew up to the Moon, and thence to Heaven; an heroick Business, call'd The Man in the Moon, if you'll believe a Spaniard, who was carried thither, upon an Engine drawn by wild Geese; with another Philosophical Piece, A Discourse of the World in the Moon; with a thousand other ridiculous Volumes, too hard to name.

under Occurrences 10%

They laugh and sing while they make the shavings fly under the plane and the saw.

between Occurrences 9%

Jetson went down, one of his legs flying between Darrin's in such a way as to constitute a foul.

beyond Occurrences 7%

They did not stop until they were within their camp, and some even were not ashamed to fly beyond it.

round Occurrences 6%

The Hippogypi have orders, it seems, to fly round the kingdom, and if they find any stranger, to bring him to the king: they took us therefore, and carried us before him.

near Occurrences 6%

Meanwhile some crows came flying near the young blind girl, and one said to her: "Some merchants are on the point of passing this way.

amongst Occurrences 5%

{179} In a little time the earth was invisible, and the moon appeared very small; and now, leaving the sun on my right hand, I flew amongst the stars, and on the third day reached my journey's end.

beneath Occurrences 5%

" 2. On a certain time there appeared to me an angel flying beneath the eastern heaven, with a trumpet in his hand, which he held to his mouth, and sounded towards the north, the west, and the south.

among Occurrences 4%

But three or four days later the smell of the lost limb came drifting down a ravine above their guns, and following the scent, they found it, black with flies among the stones.

behind Occurrences 4%

In a flash she had crossed the wide hallwhich was as it happened empty, although she would not have slackened her pace for all the assembled companyand was darting arrow-like up the stairs, her torn scarf flying behind her like a banner.

inside Occurrences 4%

"Hain't never been no fly inside it, neither, I warrant yer.

in Occurrences 3%

Cautious the counsel, but Icarus flouted it, Flew in the face of his father and scouted it.

than Occurrences 3%

Yes, no one better able to send such foes flying than Yagorsha of Pymeut.

amidst Occurrences 3%

As I was one day flying amidst a fleet of English Ships, I observed a huge Sea-Gull whetting his Bill and hovering just over my Head: Upon my dipping into the Water to avoid him, I fell into the Mouth of a monstrous Shark that swallow'd me down in an instant.

aboard Occurrences 3%

The Nephelocentaurs, who are mercenaries in the service of Phaeton, saw us and flew aboard our ship, but, recollecting that we were included into the treaty, soon departed; the Hippogypi likewise took their leave of us.

to Occurrences 3%

There Shakespeare's self, with every garland crowned, [Flew to those fairy climes his fancy sheen!]

beside Occurrences 2%

And beholding their might and confident bearing, Beltane clenched nervous hands and his mouth grew hard and grim, so turned he from this formidable host to where, just beyond the woods, his father's banner flew beside the leopards of Mortain.

unto Occurrences 2%

If I take the wings of the morning and fly unto the uttermost parts of the earth, there will Albums be.

againfor Occurrences 1%

I yearn for the day when the obdurate doctors will permit me to fly againfor France....

within Occurrences 1%

Wherever a bee might fly within the bounds of this virgin wildernessthrough the redwood forests, along the banks of the rivers, along the bluffs and headlands fronting the sea, over valley and plain, park and grove, and deep, leafy glen, or far up the piny slopes of the mountainsthroughout every belt and section of climate up to the timber line, bee-flowers bloomed in lavish, abundance.

during Occurrences 1%

More serious annoyance was caused by the pium and boroshuda flies during the hours of daylight, and by the polvora, the sand-flies, after dark.

until Occurrences 1%

The rival flags were kept flying until the close of the war of 1812.

below Occurrences 1%

Besides that, you seem to have forgotten that the American flag never flies below any other flag on God's green earth!" He made some apologies, and gave the order at once.

skyward Occurrences 1%

If anything happens, it will be at night, and while the newspaper office may some time go flying skyward the girls will run no personal danger whatever.

from Occurrences 1%

By shame confounded, and by fear dismay'd, 60 Flew from the covert of the guilty shade, And almost, in the tumult of her mind, Left her forgotten bow and shafts behind.

over Occurrences 1%

Flew over the [fields] thirty thousand shields, and smote on Colgrim's knights, so that the earth shook again.

into Occurrences 1%

Illustrate by original sentences the proper use of the past indicative and the past participle of each of the following verbs, thus: A swallow FLEW into my room, but before I recovered from my surprise it had FLOWN out again.