Careful Words

shot (n.)

shot (adv.)

shot (adj.)

To th' end of a shot and beginning of a fray.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.

A fooles bolt is soone shot.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. iii.

Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld

Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep,

Shot forth peculiar graces.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 13.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattl'd farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): Hymn sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument.

I have shot mine arrow o'er the house,

And hurt my brother.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree,

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834): Kubla Khan.

That's a perilous shot out of an elder-gun.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.

Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim,

When King Cophetua loved the beggar maid!

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Romeo and Juliet. Act ii. Sc. 1.