How To Use Scuffle In A Sentence

  • He sensed more than heard the scuffle of trainer shoes on concrete behind him and threw a casual glance over his shoulder.
  • A scuffle on Friday night ended in a police constable sustaining a fractured hand.
  • There were scuffles when UDF hecklers began to shout down the speakers.
  • There was a scuffle and I lost my hat in the melee.
  • HuffPost's Sam Stein writes, Unwilling or perhaps uneager to let go of last week's scuffle over Mitt Romney's controversial distortion of an old Barack Obama quote, the Democratic National Committee announced on Monday a major ad campaign attacking the former Massachusetts governor's character. HUFFPOST FUNDRACE - Obama Takes A Page From Bush, GOP Targets Obama Through TV Ads, Palin Dead Enders Want Her To Reconsider
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  • As they scuffled, a foot struck the lantern, pushing it perilously close to the edge. End of Time
  • Around one barricade there was a scuffle which claimed three victims, the only deaths in Moscow. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.
  • Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.
  • A few weeks ago the 47-year old olive farmer suffered a heart attack during a scuffle with the soldiers guarding the wall.
  • Manchester United's Christmas knees-up turned into a real bash as scuffles threatened to dampen the party atmosphere.
  • Edward Celmins, 25, crushed the life out of 46-year-old Karl Celmins when they "scuffled" at the older man's flat in Morton after an afternoon spent drinking. News round-up
  • Out of all the fights, all the scuffles and tussles, this was the only one that mattered.
  • They scuffled for a few minutes, but did not exchange blows.
  • A blow, a short rush, a clinch and scuffle, and the voice of the massier, stern and reproachful: The King in Yellow
  • He has little time, for he has heard the scuffle downstairs when the wife tried to force her way up, and perhaps he has already heard from his lascar confederate that the police are hurrying up the street. Sole Music
  • The two young gentlemen, having seen their blooming charges safely within the door of the Alms-House, and vainly endeavored to look through the keyhole at them going up-stairs, scuffle away together with that sensation of blended imbecility and irascibility which is equally characteristic of callow youth and inexperienced Thomas Cats when retiring together from the society of female friends who seem to be still on the fence as regards their ultimate preferences. Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870
  • In the scuffle, they exchange rapiers and Hamlet slices Laertes with the venomous weapon.
  • A few scuffles with the law culminated in a year of jail time.
  • Violent scuffles broke out between rival groups demonstrating for and against independence.
  • Apparently, there had been some sort of scuffle and a heated argument.
  • Outside her room, her sister, Sabrina, scuffled into the bathroom bleary eyed.
  • Indeed, the Gators have been through a rough couple weeks, but Donovan scoffs at the perception that the scuffle is a sign of a team in turmoil. USATODAY.com - Gators come into tourney bruised, battling
  • The gold chain was retrieved and returned to the owner, albeit in pieces and with a portion missing following the scuffle.
  • He sensed more than heard the scuffle of trainer shoes on concrete behind him and threw a casual glance over his shoulder.
  • A scuffle broke out among people in the crowd.
  • There was a scuffle which the doormen could not resolve, so they ushered the supporters out.
  • So, her hands scuffled over the bakeboard, the reddening stove sent its plaque of heat against her where she stood in a floury apron by the window. Seamus Heaney - Poetry: Mossbawn 1. Sunlight
  • Precisely what was said between them to prompt the scuffle remains a fairly well-kept secret, but conditions certainly were incendiary enough.
  • Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
  • He will knowingly enter a mild scuffle of controversy not of his own making.
  • Fights, scuffles, and scraps have a long history in playgrounds, schools, pubs, clubs, and workplaces.
  • Chimera said the scuffle was a result of a hard hit by Ovechkin earlier in the game. Ovechkin hurt as Blue Jackets drop Capitals in overtime
  • Violence is limited to a dog attack ending in ripped clothing but no injuries, and Abby's boys have a brotherly scuffle.
  • The tension was getting to everyone as was evidenced by a scuffle amongst players and officials in the tunnel.
  • He sensed more than heard the scuffle of trainer shoes on concrete behind him and threw a casual glance over his shoulder.
  • He was involved in a scuffle with a photographer.
  • Adrian Hickey (aged 34) became involved in a scuffle with the man because he believed that his girlfriend, who had been pushed after she approached the victim to ask if he was "slagging" her, was under threat. Top Stories: BreakingNews.ie
  • Soon I expect other players will be following the trail blazed by Cipriani, Henson and Ben Foden – currently dating Una Healy from the Saturdays, apparently, and with a taxi-rank scuffle to his name already this year – and be opening city-centre nitespots named Rockafellas, or unisex fashion boutiques selling mauve Crimplene bell-bottoms, being photographed cuddling Old English sheepdogs and swaying about embarrassedly in the background as Pickettywitch launch a TV comeback. Danny Cipriani and playboy players are dragging rugby into the 70s | Harry Pearson
  • She loved his kindness and his silliness, though she was a little unnerved by his desire to get into scuffles.
  • But after revelations involving prostitutes, coupled with a spate of ungentlemanly scuffles on the football pitch his bankability could be in jeopardy.
  • A single man stands like a bird-watcher, and scuffles the pepper and salt snow from a discarded, grey Westinghouse Electric cable drum.
  • I watch as they sit together, deep in conversation, oblivious to the yelps and scuffles and barks taking place around their feet.
  • The hem of the elf's blue robes swished around her feet as they scuffled across the marble.
  • Notice how the beating and multiple tasings are described as a 'scuffle'. Forbes.com: News
  • Four scuffles during the game, with one fight in particular arousing a supporter to the point that he decided to enter the fray by attacking one of the players himself.
  • Many gardeners find that the most efficient tool for this task is some type of scuffle hoe, which cuts weeds at or just below the soil surface.
  • Late last year, three Chinese shoppers trampled to death in a supermarket scuffle over cooking oil.
  • They ram into the wall, exchanging body blows and punches as they scuffle.
  • Barmy British eccentricity rules the waves once again this Saturday as 16 straining, muscled hearties heave, two tiny coxswains fret and shout and, tradition assures us, Cockney urchins bedecked in blue scuffle alongside on the towpath scragging each other and hollering "C'mon Horx-ferd!" or "C'mon Cym-breege! Boat Race still takes British sport's venerable cream cracker | Frank Keating
  • Scuffles broke out between rival supporters during the match.
  • On the night of his scuffle with a patrolwoman in Lexington, Va., the officer found Huguely stumbling into traffic. Suspect in U-Va. murder case accused of slamming ex's head into wall in fight
  • Outside the hotel where the auction took place Tuesday, several protesters scuffled with security guards when they tried to push into the ballroom to block the sales.
  • The scuffle at Kuala Lumpur airport was fuelled by nearly two weeks of thwarted hope. Times, Sunday Times
  • He sensed more than heard the scuffle of trainer shoes on concrete behind him and threw a casual glance over his shoulder.
  • Chaos, disorder, bouleversement, * confusion, scuffle (and even bordel) * are all synonyms to the French word "chantier. chantier - French Word-A-Day
  • Violent scuffles broke out between rival groups demonstrating for and against independence.
  • Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
  • The inevitability of globalization was evident even to the demonstrators who scuffled with armed Swiss national police units in seeking to disrupt the proceedings.
  • The scuffle was a decided step out of character for the easygoing and humble Borel, a lifelong jockey who has flourished under the twin spires. Jockeys Borel, Castellano Brawl At Breeders' Cup
  • If the punishment for what appears to be a minor scuffle seems excessive, then clearly context is important. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not a latent echo in the house, not a squeak and scuffle from the mice behind the panelling, not a drip from the half-thawed water-spout in the dull yard behind, not a sigh among the leafless boughs of one despondent poplar, not the idle swinging of an empty store-house door, no, not a clicking in the fire, but fell upon the heart of Scrooge with a softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News
  • I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle
  • Standing on her sore feet, Lily groaned as she scuffled her feet to the chair in the corner.
  • I mean, you know, we thought maybe they'd been involved in some kind of scuffle, maybe that kind of thing that some people would relatively refer to as a tiff or something. CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009
  • Loud arguments and minor scuffles are a common sight, as the long wait wears down patience.
  • When the demonstrators reached the municipal government offices, there were some scuffles with a public security unit waiting for the students.
  • The noisy clamor of men reacting far too late filled the air as they scuffled from side to side, screaming orders that no one particularly heard.
  • There was a brief scuffle at the entrance between photographers and a male colleague with the Marquess.
  • In my days scuffles and scraps were just that, a few drunken punches thrown and nothing else, but these days everyone seems to be carrying knives.
  • Edward Celmins, 25, crushed the life out of 46-year-old Karl Celmins when they "scuffled" at the older man's flat in Morton after an afternoon drinking. News round-up
  • A scuffle broke out among people in the crowd.
  • He said the man stood up, confronted Crook and swung a punch at his client, and a scuffle started.
  • They carry the train of the Virgin, assist the Apostles, act as ushers, occasionally pass the poorbox, make wreaths and crowns -- but, I am sorry to say, sometimes get into unseemly scuffles for first place. Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 06 Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists
  • Cole scuffled over, his hands in his pockets and his eyes downcast.
  • Scuffles broke out between rival supporters during the match.
  • P. S Nico – If you call the teensy Kilmeade/Levin exchange an “on-air scuffle”, you have obviously never been in or seen a “scuffleThink Progress » VIDEO: Sen. Levin and Fox Anchor in On-Air Scuffle Over Iraq Plan
  • That's pretty much what happened last Saturday, when - amid the throngs of bridal parties posing for nuptial pics - a small band of white power advocates scuffled with anti-racism activists.
  • Instead, he chose to become a scuffler in the world of journalism. Times, Sunday Times
  • They scuffled and banged around downstairs for a few minutes, but then they were gone.
  • It seemed to be mid autumn, and golden leaves flew through the air as she scuffled along.
  • When the first rays of the sun hit her, she got up and scuffled away from them, as if they would melt her.
  • In the hallway outside, a scuffle of feet . A clink of metal.
  • Yet this ignoble war between barbarous tribes whom it has long been the fashion to pet, this poor scuffle between the breechloader and the Birmingham trade musket, may yet in one sense do good. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo
  • Thursday Brief but ugly scuffle in bathroom over who gets to squeeze my toothpaste. Times, Sunday Times
  • The police officer said that he had placed the man under arrest and that a scuffle had ensued.
  • Out of all the fights, all the scuffles and tussles, this was the only one that mattered.
  • As he fled, he saw that similar scuffles were taking place on the roofs opposite, where other outriding Alwari were overpowering his remaining snipers. The Cat is a Metaphor
  • Soon, scuffles broke out, spears were thrown, and muskets discharged.
  • The take away trade was providing sandwiches in baguettes as well as panini, sliced korn loaf and white or brown scuffler.
  • They all left, but returned shortly afterwards and when Mr Jacobs spoke to them, he was suddenly butted and a scuffle started.
  • Behind her scuffled two scrawny roosters, whose red, fleshy combs hung raggedly on the scabrous skin of their necks. DANSVILLE
  • Neil calculated that he had no more than two steps to go to reach the flat stone of the cellar floor when a sound—the faintest of scuffles, an indrawn breath—behind him caused every muscle in his body to tense. Shameless
  • Germany won on penalties but the end of the game was marred by a scuffle between players and backroom staff. The Sun
  • Button mashing your way through little scuffles feels strangely satisfying since most games of this type don't allow you to get your hands dirty.
  • When we got into a scuffle he had words with the both of us, but said nothing about the penalties he had given away.
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Opposition supporters protesting the arrest of their defeated presidential candidate scuffled with government-backers on the streets of Colombo on Wednesday before police fired tear gas and broke up the clashes. Sri Lanka Clashes Erupt Over Arrest Of General Sarath Fonseka
  • Sure enough, just after dusk, there was a fearful scuffle outside, accompanied by a great squeaking and in popped Dolly with a fresh kill.
  • He was involved in a scuffle with a photographer.
  • Full of goat's meat, they devoted themselves to wine, threw dice, quarreled and scuffled.
  • He got his arm broken in the scuffle
  • Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
  • Police arrested another bar patron about 1: 30 a.m. after the clubgoer scuffled with employees inside the club and was ejected, Lanier said. DC9 owner, employees charged in beating death
  • The gate was six feet or more, and the jackaroo raised his hat and hastened to open it, but Mary reined her horse back a few yards and the "dood" had barely time to jump aside when there was a scuffle of hoofs on the road, a "Ha-ha-ha!" in mid-air, a landing thud, and the girl was away up the home-track in a cloud of dust. Children of the Bush
  • Gabe was busy putting on all his weapons and wouldn't even look at me, so I grudgingly got up and scuffled over the carpet.
  • He received a suspended sentence after a drunken scuffle with a Virginia patrolwoman in November 2008. Suspect in U-Va. murder case accused of slamming ex's head into wall in fight
  • There was a scuffle and he kicked me in the stomach.
  • The youths scuffled with the policeman, then escaped down the lane.
  • Workers picketed the site and scuffles broke out between picketers and non-union workers.
  • And near to him he heard the scuffle of a mighty Slavonian hunter, loath to die, and, half uprisen, borne back and down by the thirsty spears. NEGORE, THE COWARD
  • As darkness fell, police scuffled with some of the several hundred demonstrators who assembled outside the palace.
  • Boots scuffled outside her door and Jedidah was quick to place a chair before the door.
  • Yesterday, factions involved with both sides in the dispute became embroiled in violent scuffles outside the court.
  • Then, having lost her nerve already by her mother's harsh words, she scuffled back towards the exit in retreat.
  • DETROIT — Scuffles erupted as several thousand Detroit residents jockeyed, pushed and shoved Wednesday to get free money being offered to only 3,500 of the ... Alan Schram: Does Stimulus Lead to Prosperity?
  • In a minor scuffle with a thief, the colleague is wounded when a fellow passenger scratches him accidentally.
  • What began as a minor scuffle turned into a full-scale riot.
  • Temperatures rose as they failed to agree, and the pair ended up in an undignified scuffle.
  • What began as a minor scuffle turned into a full-scale riot.
  • There was a time when people did not report domestic violence, for example, and I'm quite sure that not every scuffle at a stairhead would be reported.
  • Around one barricade there was a scuffle which claimed three victims, the only deaths in Moscow. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • Almost as soon as he had done so, there were sounds of scuffles, all around him - Elfazar was able to move like lightning when he merged with the shadows, moving quickly to one demon, dealing with him, then moving to another.
  • He and Tino had even scuffled on occasion, always over women.
  • About 10 anti-monarchist activists were arrested during the day, including one person at a police station where protesters scuffled briefly with police.
  • Calamity's an uncouth, sarsaparilla-swilling, gun-slinging frontierswoman who can shoot, scuffle, and spin tall tales as well as any man alive.
  • Wenger claimed he didn't see the scuffles between opposing players and coaches in the stadium tunnel after the match.
  • Soon, scuffles broke out, spears were thrown, and muskets discharged.
  • Gregory now knows enough to defend himself in small scuffles, and has recently tried to use his moves on me.
  • Evidence of past scuffles showed in the extra solid nature of the tables and chairs, and the lack of anything breakable not far enough behind the bar to be out of the reach of possible combatants.
  • Hamlet incensed, but not knowing the whole of the treachery, in the scuffle exchanged his own innocent weapon for Laertes’ deadly one, and with a thrust of Laertes’ own sword repaid Laertes home, who was thus justly caught in his own treachery. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Laertes wounds Hamlet, but in a scuffle they exchange rapiers and he too is wounded with the envenomed point.
  • Around one barricade there was a scuffle which claimed three victims, the only deaths in Moscow. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • I jerked upright in bed and clocked him in the jaw and we quickly returned to the floor in a brotherly-scuffle once more.
  • The snobbishness of Conversazione Snobs is very soon disposed of: as soon as that cup of washy bohea is handed to you in the tea-room; or the muddy remnant of ice that you grasp in the suffocating scuffle of the assembly upstairs. The Book of Snobs
  • Ann Leckie on So, the scuffle-du-jour is Scalzi's scolding. December 2009
  • Violent scuffles broke out between rival groups demonstrating for and against independence.
  • He abandoned his former post as the main bluesman at Thompson’s Point of View at 23rd and Union a few years back after he was nearly shot during a scuffle inside the club. Today is Officially Sammy Drain Day « PubliCola
  • the drunken men started to scuffle
  • Yet it was one of their former managers, oft-portrayed as an oldschool scuffler, who won the tactical and motivational battle. Times, Sunday Times
  • All had fought in this manner many times before, and there was no novelty in the entertainment; always the same hot and stifling formation, the smell of dust and leather, the same boltlike rush of the enemy, the same pressure on the weakest side, the few minutes of hand-to-hand scuffle, and then the silence of the desert, broken only by the yells of those whom their handful of cavalry attempted to purse. The Light That Failed
  • He was hurt in the scuffle but managed to escape into an area of woodland.
  • Indeed, the lion pounced and the two scuffled, which ended with Hope Butler running out the door in a hurry, dashing as far she could across the concrete jungle.
  • Mr Volschenk said he himself had been "throttled" when he tried to intervene in the scuffle. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • During the scuffle, he is thrown on to the electrified line. Times, Sunday Times
  • Scuffles broke out in the public gallery after victim Tony's relatives cheered at the sentences.
  • Groulx and the assailant "scuffled" for several minutes, and Groulx suffered a bloody knee and a bruised torso, he said, adding that he began punching and kicking back when he realized the man was unarmed. News
  • In southern Assiut province, there were scuffles and even allegations of death threats against Muslim Brotherhood candidates by supporters of Gamaa Islamiya, a former militant group that is part of the Salafist al-Nour bloc. The Guardian World News
  • The Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, a prominent party member, got into a brief scuffle with one election official. The Guardian World News
  • There was a scuffle and he stood up, pushed past brother and friends, and dashed from the courtroom.
  • But following violent scuffles on the floor of the House, the bill was dropped.
  • A series of scuffles and bangs sounded from within the gloom and even Marlo winced once when something heavy fell, smashed and Atoshi squeaked pathetically.
  • I scuffled upstairs and rooted through my closet for the right outfit, knowing David would have a field day at my dilemma.
  • Two lines of mounted police were forced to hold back the mainly pro-hunting protest from the gates of Parliament as scuffles broke out in Parliament Square.
  • Following the accident, heated arguments were exchanged between the two parties which later resulted in a scuffle.
  • If the punishment for what appears to be a minor scuffle seems excessive, then clearly context is important. Times, Sunday Times
  • Golding claimed the police over-reacted and it led to a row and a scuffle.
  • Chaos, disorder, bouleversement,* confusion, scuffle and even bordel* are all synonyms to the French word "chantier. French Word-A-Day:
  • Tension rose as the other bus drivers became involved in the scuffle, which was momentarily resolved when traffic police detained the cabby and dismissed the bus drivers.
  • Chaos, disorder, bouleversement, * confusion, scuffle (and even bordel) * are all synonyms to the French word "chantier. French Word-A-Day:
  • It is common for the great ones of this world to travel incognito, call it a game they play with all of us, laughing and finding amusement in our trivial scuffles and problems.
  • The police officer said that he had placed the man under arrest and that a scuffle had ensued.
  • The protesters scuffled with police when officers moved in to scatter the crowd, but there were no reported injuries.
  • Lincoln shook her head with misplaced appetite for this latest in an intermittently arduous concatenation of sterling scuffles.
  • The two scuffled, falling to the ground, and the officer was overpowered by the suspect who began choking him from behind.
  • There was a minor skirmish in the home end at the final whistle plus a scuffle outside between rival fans. The Sun
  • Our first few scuffles ended in a lot of pain for me, but as I started to pay attention in unarmed combat class I began to do some damage myself.
  • TBILISI - Dozens of anti-government protesters in Georgia briefly scuffled with police outside parliament in the capital Tbilisi on Monday and one person was detained. undefined
  • Five pickets were injured in the scuffle.
  • Their scuffle was stopped by the riot police.
  • The sessions including the zero hour and introduction of bills passed off without scuffles or a wordy war.
  • Some protesters continued to light fires and scuffle with police early yesterday. The Sun
  • The youths scuffled with the policeman, then escaped down the lane.
  • The marcher sustained the injury after a scuffle broke out when marchers broke the windows of a stationary taxi.
  • The scuffle at Kuala Lumpur airport was fuelled by nearly two weeks of thwarted hope. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some protesters continued to light fires and scuffle with police early yesterday. The Sun
  • Dancers slathered their bodies with paint and scuffled in sand on the floor.
  • Chargers 'Phillips arrested in scuffle with police USATODAY.com - Notes: Bengals keep J. Johnson; Chargers' Phillips in scrap with law
  • Scott Moore, the former England and St Helens hooker who was one of several players making their debuts for Widnes, was sent to the sin-bin after one of a number of scuffles in a reassuringly feisty "friendly". Elbow injury puts Richie Myler's season with Warrington in doubt
  • Statistics from the U.S. Census Report and quirky audience participation sections punctuate sociological debates, scuffles and tormented soliloquies by the characters.
  • Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
  • I am, however, less sympathetic to your claim that the resolution-through-scuffle is absurd on the grounds that it is a highly-technical determination. The Volokh Conspiracy » Indiana Appellate Case on the Right to Resist a Police Officer’s Unlawful Entry

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