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Strike home   /straɪk hoʊm/   Listen
Strike home

Refer to or be relevant or familiar to.  Synonyms: hit home, strike a chord, strike a note.

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"Strike home" Quotes from Famous Books

... Dishonour not the vengeance I designed: A queen, and own a base Plebeian mind! Let it drink deep in thy most vital part; Strike home, and do me reason ...
— The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18) - Amboyna; The state of Innocence; Aureng-Zebe; All for Love • John Dryden

... when Daubrecq released his arm with a certain misgiving, he said, "No, don't be afraid. We sha'n't come to blows. Neither of us has anything to gain by doing away with the other. A stab with a knife? What's the good? No, sir! Words, nothing but words. Words that strike home, though. Here are mine: they are plain and to the point. Answer me in the same way, without reflecting: that's far ...
— The Crystal Stopper • Maurice LeBlanc

... of God, gird up your loins, And brace you for the final fight! Strike home, strike home for Truth and Right! —Yet bear yourselves as in His sight! For this our fathers fought, This with their lives they bought— That you and I should be Heirs of their liberty— That all should ...
— Bees in Amber - A Little Book Of Thoughtful Verse • John Oxenham

... you are maddened by hearing of the enemy murdering some of your wounded—recollect that revenge is one of the devil's works, of which the brave men cannot be too much afraid. God forbid that you should ever be maddened into imitating such cruelty. Fight the enemy in God's name—and strike home; but never have on your conscience the thought that you struck an unnecessary blow. You are to kill for the sake of victory, but never to kill for the sake of killing. You know who it was who ...
— True Words for Brave Men • Charles Kingsley

... Captain Carreras would start to convey the indefinite desires he felt; then suddenly, the deep intimacy of his revelations would appear to his timid nature, and even in the mothering dark, the panic would strike home—and he would swing off with pitiful humor about goats or some ...
— Fate Knocks at the Door - A Novel • Will Levington Comfort

... have placed you in safety, and can surround you with the luxuries to which you are accustomed—when I can restore you to your proper station in life, that must be my reward, or I will place a dagger in your hand, and bid you strike home to my heart; for that would be the only other boon I would ask of you—the only other happiness I ...
— The Pirate of the Mediterranean - A Tale of the Sea • W.H.G. Kingston

... lovers, not of the parts, but of the whole of goodness. Embarrassed by their very plenitude of life, men require to have the good-will that is in them aroused and put in control. This, then, is the work of religion: to strike home to the moral nature itself, and to induce in men a keener and more vivid realization of their latent preference for the higher over the lower values. This office requires for its fulfilment a constructive moral imagination, a power to arouse and direct the contagious ...
— The Moral Economy • Ralph Barton Perry

... the Anglo-Saxon dryfan]. A ship drives when her anchor trips or will not hold. She drives to leeward when beyond control of sails or rudder; and if under bare poles, may drive before the wind. Also, to strike home bolts, tree-nails, &c. ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

... Here, in the golden meadows of Mount Hope Farm, he worked with a right good will. The men liked him, and he soon became a favourite with them. Even Clemantiny relented somewhat. To be sure, she continued very grim, and still threw her words at him as if they were so many missiles warranted to strike home. But Chester soon learned that Clemantiny's bark was worse than her bite. She was really very good to him and fed him lavishly. But she declared that this was only to ...
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 • Lucy Maud Montgomery

Words linked to "Strike home" :   strike a chord, affect, move, strike, impress

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