Usage examples for snaps

  1. You catch hold of it and it snaps – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Her upper lip was drawn back in her frenzy so that her teeth were bare as are a dog's that pauses ere it snaps she was standing up trembling, as with a palsy, and her mask had fallen off. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  3. Perhaps the severity of Mr. Snap, who greatly felt the injury done to the honour of his family, would have relented, had not the parish- officers been extremely pressing on this occasion, and for want of security, conveyed the unhappy young lady to a place, the name of which, for the honour of the Snaps to whom our hero was so nearly allied, we bury in eternal oblivion; where she suffered so much correction for her crime, that the good- natured reader of the male kind may be inclined to compassionate her, at least to imagine she was sufficiently punished for a fault which, with submission to the chaste Laetitia and all other strictly virtuous ladies, it should be either less criminal in a woman to commit, or more so in a man to solicit her to it. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding