Definition of Pluck at
1. Verb. Pluck or pull at with the fingers. "She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse"
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Literary usage of Pluck at
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Book of the Church by Robert Southey (1825)
"... will not spare, if ever they get power, to have a pluck at the throne of David; and there is not a man that is for purity, all fellows in this Church, ..."
2. The Novelist's Magazine (1781)
"... I take my leave of you till this time twelve-month; when (un- lefs this vile cough kills me in the mean, time) I'll have another pluck at your beards, ..."
3. English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1904)
"He has, indeed, a kind of lurking regard for the rough vigour of the Shakespearian epoch ; his patriotic prejudices pluck at him at intervals, ..."
4. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias George Smollett (1780)
"Í your reverences, I take my leave of jvj till this time twelve-month; when (ж- lefs this vile cough kills me in the mm time) I'll have another pluck at ..."
5. The New English by T[homas] L[aurence] Kington Oliphant (1886)
"pluck at him, get a, i. 562. pluck at the University, ii. 169. Pluck (audacia), ii. 195. Pluck by the nose, ii. 42. Pluck down, i. 188. Pluck up heart, i. ..."