Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fistful.

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Examples

  • Mr Hulley recently wrote an open letter in the local newspaper to his constituents, asking what direction the party should take and had received "fistfuls" of letters of which 71 percent said the party should remain independent.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Despite constant aching, daily fistfuls of pills, and a rigorous regimen of physical therapy, Louisa was determined to live a “normal” life—and keep up with the high demand for her knittables.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • He and Tychus were always made welcome, and even though he suspected it was more because they usually showed up with fistfuls of credits rather than because they were just so inherently likable, it was a good feeling.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • And there was plain old iodized table salt, fistfuls of which were thrown into boiling water for pasta or used, yes, to make things salty.

    The Salt of the Earth

  • Brian and I communicated that way, indirectly, hurling messages at one another like fistfuls of sand.

    Three Mississippi

  • On the way, Ben shoved a few fistfuls of granola into his mouth and lit up a Natural American Spirit cigarette before offering me one.

    Jake Rosenwasser: New York City's Biggest Rooftop Farm

  • Six days a week, between the hours of noon and 6 p.m., traders holding fistfuls of currency shuttle between unmarked stores on each corner of the intersection, barking orders for foreign exchange or gold, which in March saw its black-market price rise more than 50% over the benchmark rate amid fears over Libya's future.

    Libyans Protect Assets Amid War

  • We pass a drunken bum reclining on a couch in front of a smashed television and alternately pose for photographs and hurl fistfuls of change at his head.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • Like semi-comatose teenagers brought to life at the ringing of the class dismissed bell, this group of parents and their kids raced towards the food, lunging for juice, grabbing cookies and fistfuls of pretzels.

    Miranda Levenstein: Mind Your Manners Apple Tarts

  • Then I dumped two fistfuls of pens on the counter.

    Orange Pen

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