Definition of Charity throw
1. Noun. An unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul.
Generic synonyms: Basketball Shot
Specialized synonyms: One-and-one
Lexicographical Neighbors of Charity Throw
Literary usage of Charity throw
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Home: A Monthly Magazine of Original Articles (1873)
"And this Society to-day in presenting to you the wants of your fellow men, brings to your door the very ocean of charity. Throw your bread upon its waters ..."
2. Original Plays by William Schwenck Gilbert (1876)
"I am a beggar, begging charity ; Throw me more coin that bears the stamp of love ! Zeo. I have one coin that bears that holy stamp — I give you that — I ..."
3. The German Theatre by Benjamin Thompson, August von Kotzebue, Joseph Marius Babo, August Wilhelm Iffland, Friedrich Schiller, Friedrich Ludwig Schröder, Karl Reitzenstein, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1811)
"... you perceive that I am not one of those tender-hearted beings, who, from pure charity, throw their property away, but—what was I going to say ? ..."
4. Recollections and Reflections: An Auto of Half a Century and More by Wharton Jackson Green (1906)
"Let us for sweet charity, throw the mantle over their name and fame and bury their nativity in oblivion. Bob Ransom, like a Carolinian of the olden time, ..."