Careful Words

flight (n.)

flight (v.)

flight (adv.)

flight (adj.)

The heights by great men reached and kept

Were not attained by sudden flight,

But they while their companions slept

Were toiling upward in the night.

Henry W Longfellow (1807-1882): The Ladder of Saint Augustine.

How blessings brighten as they take their flight!

Edward Young (1684-1765): Night thoughts. Night ii. Line 602.

But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,

Leaving no tract behind.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Timon of Athens. Act i. Sc. 1.

Once, in the flight of ages past,

There lived a man.

James Montgomery (1771-1854): The Common Lot.

Above the vulgar flight of common souls.

Arthur Murphy (1727-1805): Zenobia. Act v.

The never-ending flight

Of future days.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 221.

Beyond this vale of tears

There is a life above,

Unmeasured by the flight of years;

And all that life is love.

James Montgomery (1771-1854): The Issues of Life and Death.

In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft,

I shot his fellow of the selfsame flight

The selfsame way, with more advised watch,

To find the other forth; and by adventuring both,

I oft found both.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 1.