Rhetoric–Using exact verbs

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric
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I. Walk

  1. At last we caught sight of him plodding up the road in the deep snow and looking very weary.
  2. The boat had to stay a little way out from the shore, so the fishermen had to wade through the water to us.
  3. When he heard what we had done, he went stampering off down the corridor in a terrible temper.
  4. His face withered. In the strenuousness of his concentration he paced fitfully up and down the room.
  5. He hardly lifted his feet from the ground, but shuffled along in a lazy fashion, scattering the leaves in every direction.
  6. The horrible sense of his view of her so deadened her that she staggered, and he stepped forward, thinking she was going to fall.
  7. He opened the gate himself and sauntered slowly up, probably enjoying the lovely afternoon that breathed as soft as summer.
  8. No sooner had the bus arrived at the beach than the children got off and scampered away on the sand.
  9. The fat lady, undermined by fever, could not swagger any more, but kept tottering about, until she finally collapsed on the chair.
  10. swagger, hobble, stroll, tiptoe, amble, stride, trudge, prance, clump

II. Move

  1. Just where the carriages trundled across the market was a row of fruit stalls, with fruit blazing in the sun.
  2. “Now look at that silly cow,” she said, “careering round as if it thought it was in a circus.”
  3. His heart thumped, and he felt hot all over at the thought of that danger.
  4. She rolled her eyes round the young men with a long sweep of her painted eyelashes, and flashed her yellow teeth at them.
  5. Clare performed the irrelevant act of stirring the fire; the intelligence had not even yet got to the bottom of him.
  6. At last after a fury of plunges he wrenched himself free.

 

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