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Collide  v. i.  To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided. "Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide, they recoil, they oscillate." "No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding."

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"Collide" Quotes from Famous Books

... and muscle of his body. He kept moving, as fast as he could, away from the point of danger; and in accordance with that unexplained law which induces two bubbles on a tea-cup to run together, or two ships on the face of the boundless ocean to collide, or two buggies on a plain to run into one another, or a single horseman to get into difficulties through the one rabbit burrow in an area of twenty square miles of country, Gleeson, following his nose in the single-hearted desire to escape from honest associations, ran upon ...
— Colonial Born - A tale of the Queensland bush • G. Firth Scott

... sank or the other, or whether both went down together, I should be with Bertha, I would live or die with her. Mary Phillips stood full in view on the stern of the oncoming steamer, a speaking-trumpet in her hand. I could now see that it was not probable that the two vessels would collide. The steamer would pass me, but probably very near. Before I could make up my mind what I should do in this momentous emergency, Mary Phillips ...
— The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories • Frank R. Stockton

... whispering house seems an abode of dread things. Each window seems filled with frightful eyes. Each corner, half-lit by a timid gas-jet, seems to harbour unholy features. A black man, with Oriental features, brushes against you. You collide with a creeping yellow man. He says something—it might be Chinese or Japanese or Philippinese jargon. A huge Hindoo shuffles, cat-like, against the shops. A fried-fish bar, its windows covered with Scandinavian ...
— Nights in London • Thomas Burke

... should meet the earth in a head-on collision, the speed, when it struck, would be forty-five miles per second, a momentum beyond the power of the brain to fathom—indeed, man can not think of sixty miles per minute. Let a solid nucleous collide with the earth and imagination would reel ...
— Betelguese - A Trip Through Hell • Jean Louis de Esque

... than street cars!" declared Tom with a laugh. "Just think how often street cars collide, and you never heard of an ...
— Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground • Victor Appleton

... and unconscious in a single carriage that had been sent rolling down the incline on the line where the outgoing mail train could not fail to collide with it. The inference is clear. Some one wished to make an end of him—in a railway accident. But the plan was a curiously stupid one, for nothing could satisfactorily explain Major Counsellor's presence there, since it was well ...
— A Modern Mercenary • Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

Words linked to "Collide" :   run into, ram, impinge on, conflict, crash, strike, collision, hit

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