Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of instep.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As if to encourage the fantasies of the stranger sitting nearby, she kicked off her high-heeled shoes and hitched up her skirt to scratch her stockinged insteps, exposing a satisfying glimpse of white thigh.

    Ballardian » The Office Park

  • Now I'm worried about my sandals, Jimmy Choos, the sun already burning stripes across my insteps.

    Something about L.A.

  • Those ended up beneath the table, under my insteps.

    Glimpses: Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 2005

  • My insteps caught on the under-side of the dash, and as we hit the ground, I was slammed back down onto my seat.

    Above the River's Edge

  •  All I had to do was show the cigarette burns on the insteps of my feet to prove that one.

    The Impossible Division by Zero

  • They're having "Tom and Susannah" tattoed on their insteps, in Arabic.

    The rise and rise of the tattoo

  • I swung my legs, knocking together the insteps of my black pinstripe creepers.

    Shade

  • But dancers really do, as in "Swan," sit around sewing pink ribbons on toe shoes and massaging their insteps, when not vying for the attention of the man we used to call Mr. B Balanchine.

    Erica Abeel: WERE-SWANS AND DARK DOUBLES TAKE MANHATTAN

  • But dancers really do, as in Swan, sit around sewing pink ribbons on toe shoes and massaging their insteps, when not vying for the attention of the man we used to call Mr. B Balanchine.

    Erica Abeel: Were-Swans and Dark Doubles Take Manhattan

  • As the pirouette finished she paused, taking a breath, and then extended her arms towards the man as her body almost seemed to lift itself; toes took her weight — slight as it was — calf muscles straining as her insteps curved and she became en pointé.

    En Pointe

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