Vocabulary Words in Sentences in "The Outsiders"
Terms in this set (18)
(afraid, suspicious) . "Tell him it's Pony and Johnny," I commanded. I knew Buck, and the only way you could get anything from him was to bully him. "He'll come." Buck glared at me for a second, then stumbled, off. He was pretty well crocked, which made me __________________. If Dally was drunk and in a dangerous mood....
It was only last night that Dally and I had sat down behind those girls at the Nightly Double. Glory, I thought with a _____________________ feeling of being rushed, things are happening too quick. Too fast.
taking someone against his will for compulsory service, often on a ship
impossible to comprehend or understand; (also, about six feet, a measurement)
"The first stop'll be Windrixville," Johnny said, laying the gun down _________________. He shook his head. "I don't see why he gave me this. I couldn't shoot anybody." Then for the first time, really, I realized what we were in for. Johnny had killed someone. Quiet, soft-spoken little Johnny, who wouldn't hurt a living thing on purpose, had taken a human life. We were really running away, with the police after us for murder and a loaded gun by our side.
"I don't know either--- it's just a way of trying to break us. They can't really do anything to guys like Curly Shepard or Tim; they've had about everything done to them. ... So they cut their hair." I looked at Johnny __________________. Johnny sighed. "I'm gonna cut mine too, and wash the grease out, but I can't bleach it. I'm too dark-skinned to look okay blond. Oh, come on, Ponyboy," he pleaded. "It'll grow back."
"Please leave us alone," she said. "Why don't you be nice and leave us alone?" Dally grinned __________________. "I'm never nice. Want a Coke?" She was mad by then. "I wouldn't drink it if I was starving in the desert. Get lost, hood!" Dally merely shrugged and strolled off.
Dally came striding back with an armful of Cokes. He handed one to each of the girls and sat down beside Cherry. "This might cool you off." She gave him an ____________________ look; and then she threw her Coke in his face. "That might cool you off, greaser. After you wash your mouth and learn to talk and act decent, I might cool off, too."
Mickey Mouse was a mean horse: He kicked other horses and was always getting into trouble. "I've got me an _________________ pony," Soda'd tell him, rubbing his neck. "How come you're so mean, Mickey Mouse?" Mickey Mouse would just chew on his sleeve and sometimes nip him. But not hard.
Marcia grinned at us. "Y'all sit up here with us. You can protect us." Johnny and I looked at each other. He grinned suddenly, raising his eyebrows so that they disappeared under his bangs. Would we ever have something to tell the boys! his eyes said plainly. We had picked up two girls, and classy ones at that. Soda would flip when I told him. "Okay," I said _____________________, "might as well."
But this church gave me a kind of creepy feeling. What do you call it? ______________________? I flopped down on the floor--- and immediately decided not to do any more flopping. That floor was stone, and hard.
"Who is it?" Two-Bit asked. "The F.B.I.?" "No," Cherry said bleakly, "it's Randy and Bob." "And," Two-Bit added grimly, "a few other of the socially _________________ checkered-shirt set."
When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang any more. It's a pack. A snarling, distrustful, _____________ pack like the Socs in their social clubs or the street gangs in New York or the wolves in the timber.
That was the truth. Socs were always behind a wall of ____________________, careful not to let their real selves show through. I had seen a social-club rumble once. The Socs even fought coldly and practically and impersonally.
He didn't bat an eye when Johnny told him what had happened, only grinned and said "Good for you" when Johnny told how he had knifed the Soc. Finally Johnny finished. "We figured you could get us out if anyone could. I'm sorry we got you away from the party." "Oh, shoot, kid"--- Dally glanced _____________________ over his shoulder--- "I was in the bedroom."
"Me and Shepard had a run-in and I cracked some ribs. I just needed a place to lay over." He rubbed his side ________________. "Ol' Tim sure can pack a punch. He won't be able to see outa one eye for a week." He looked us over and sighed.
"Hold on, kid," Dally broke in. "I can't answer everything at once. You two want to go get something to eat first? I skipped breakfast and I'm about starved." "You're starved?" Johnny was so __________________ he nearly squeaked. I remembered the baloney.
He really couldn't help it. Everything he said was so irresistibly funny that he just had to let the police in on it to brighten up their dull lives. (That's the way he explained it to me.) He liked fights, blondes, and for some _______________________ reason, school. He was still a junior at eighteen and a half and he never learned anything. He just went for kicks.
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