Usage examples for sledgehammer

  1. " You couldn't stop that thing with anything short of a sledgehammer it's rattling away like a mowing- machine. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. It is not too much to say that this story, told in the prose of a master of prose, written with a crushing and sledgehammer force all the more powerful because it was most marvellously simple, thrilled the whole of England. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  3. Poverty, tyranny, bloody oppression, wholesale slaughter of a people in a half- mad monarch's war- Joe pounded them in with sledgehammer blows. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole