Which preposition to use with lines

of Occurrences 8227%

Moment by moment, the acceleration of time continued; so that, at nights now, I saw the moon, only as a swaying trail of palish fire, that varied from a mere line of light to a nebulous path, and then dwindled again, disappearing periodically.

with Occurrences 1184%

he said, after a moment, "isn't that mist or something, over there to the rightaway in a line with that great piece of rock?"

in Occurrences 964%

The policy of abstention has always seemed to me the weakest possible line in politics.

on Occurrences 614%

Homer, Dante, Milton, and Shakespeare are the lineal descendants of the man who made holes in a leaf, or lines on a wave-washed sand.

from Occurrences 601%

But at rare intervals warm rains and warm winds invade the mountains and push back the snow line from 2000 feet to 8000, or even higher, and then come the big floods.

to Occurrences 554%

I made such a meal as a hungry man makes when he's out all alone fishin' and huntin' about these waters, and started off across the lake, with my trollin' line to the length of a hundred feet or more, draggin' through the water behind me.

between Occurrences 332%

The question, Where is the line between ecclesiastical integrity and individual freedom? is therefore one which the common-sense of Christendom is left to solvenot to-day, not to-morrow, but gradually, generously, and conscientiously, as the centuries go on.

at Occurrences 281%

Drop us a line at Cape Vincent, when you've digested the matter, and we'll stand by you.

for Occurrences 260%

Perdosa, shaken to the soul, crept in, and made a bee-line for the rum barrel.

by Occurrences 154%

Then, observing that his guest looked curiously at a cracker, which, from the gravelly marks on one side, seemed to have been dug out of the earth, like a potato, he hastened to obviate all complaint in that line by carefully wiping every individual cracker with his pocket handkerchief.

as Occurrences 129%

"She was a brigantine aloft, but alow she had much the same lines as the Laughing Lass."

about Occurrences 111%

And every Muskeeter fell into line about my bedside.

into Occurrences 96%

He then marched through the unfortified interval of Nicias' lines into the besieged town, and joining his troops with the Syracusan forces, after some engagements with varying success, gained the mastery over Nicias, drove the Athenians from Epipolae, and hemmed them into a disadvantageous position in the low grounds near the great harbor.

along Occurrences 67%

" Breaking the package open, he spread the yellow powder in a slightly curving line along the rock.

across Occurrences 66%

The venerable minister, for his locks were grey, and time had ploughed deep furrows down his cheeks, and draws palpable lines across his brow, was, as my memory paints him, the personification of earnestness, sincerity and truth.

through Occurrences 58%

It was empty, and was lined through and through with solid oak.

without Occurrences 47%

" How many persons there are who read those lines without giving one moment's thought to their hidden beauty.

under Occurrences 46%

Draw a line under it and subjoin such synonyms as come to you after reflection.

like Occurrences 44%

He passed down the line like a general reviewing his troops, tapping lightly with a cane various arms and legs which were not in position.

over Occurrences 40%

He finally shut it with that click of the ill-fitting false teeth which was familiarand terribleto everybody at the boarding-house, shook out the lines over the old horse, and jogged away into the dusk.

than Occurrences 32%

As the course of our ascent was now less inclined from the vertical line than before, in proportion as the motion of the moon on its axis, is slower than that of the earth, we for some hours could see the former, only by the light reflected from our planet; and although the objects on the moon's surface were less distinct, they appeared yet more beautiful in my eyes than they had done in the glare of day.

around Occurrences 31%

'Thank you for nothing,' says he, and he opened his month like the entrance to a railroad tunnel, and blame me, if he hadn't taken a double hitch of the line around his eye tooth, while the hook hung harmless beside his jaw.

near Occurrences 29%

While both armies were drawn up in skirmish line near Fort Scott, Kansas, two men on horseback were seen rapidly leaving the Confederate lines, and suddenly they made a dash towards us.

after Occurrences 28%

O swung out of De Lisle Road and halted near the fountain; they watched with animation the Punjab cavalry trot homewards to their lines after a scurry in Kalachauki; and they burst into merriment when a refractory mule deposited one of the Northampton Regiment plump in the muddiest portion of the Circle.

out Occurrences 28%

If a chair was to be placed, it would be parallel to something; she was exceedingly sensitive to a line out of the perpendicular, and could detect the slightest deviation from that rule.

Which preposition to use with  lines