And Williamson so frequently invokes God that she starts sounding like Louis Gohmert strung out on good vibes.
He taught her how to perform oral sex, and strung her along, being nice one minute, manipulative the next.
strung out on a punishing regimen of diet pills, the once genial young man becomes a sullen, self-pitying wreck.
Colorful banners commemorating Ramadan have already been strung up.
Production quality is terrific, too, as if they just strung some mics into the living room and said go.
On it are strung covenants; from it dangle the names of covenant-breakers, and close to these latter hang the names of avengers.
They were made of tiny islets, strung together like the beads of a necklace.
Why, it strung along till dawn begun to break, and still he never come.
Uncle Eb had dusted and strung it and glued its weaker joints.
We got the backbone apart and strung the hindquarters on a stake.
Old English streng "line, cord, thread," from Proto-Germanic *strangiz (cf. Old Norse strengr, Danish streng, Middle Dutch strenge, Dutch streng, Old High German strang, German Strang "rope, cord"), from *strang- "taut, stiff," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain). Gradually restricted by early Middle English to lines that are smaller than a rope. Sense of "a number of objects arranged in a line" first recorded late 15c.
Old English meaning "ligaments, tendons" is preserved in hamstring, heartstrings. Meaning "limitations, stipulations" (1888) is American English, probably from the common April Fool's joke of leaving a purse that looks full of money on the sidewalk, then tugging it away with an attached string when someone stoops to pick it up. To pull strings "control the course of affairs" (1860) is from the notion of puppet theater. First string, second string, etc. in athletics (1863) is from archers' custom of carrying spare bowstrings in the event that one breaks. Strings "stringed instruments" is attested from mid-14c. String bean is from 1759; string bikini is from 1974.
c.1400, "to fit a bow with a string," from string (n.). Meaning "to thread (beads, etc.) on a string" is from 1610s. To string (someone) along is slang from 1902; string (v.) in this sense is attested in British dialect from c.1812.
To succeed: I worked at the problem eight days before I struck oil (1866+)