Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thrust home; deliver a home thrust; hit the mark directly and with effectiveness.

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Examples

  • Pantagruel, seeing that, most gallantly displayed the vigour of his arms, and, according to the art of the axe, gave him with the great end of his mast a homethrust a little above the breast; then, bringing along the blow to the left side, with a slash struck him between the neck and shoulders.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • He convened his officers, and going before them he read them an address, which, for homethrust argument, magnanimous temper, and the eloquence of persuasion which leaves nothing to be added, is not exceeded by the noblest utterances of Greek or Roman.

    America First Patriotic Readings

  • Had he been as clever as the authors of the Confession he could have parried that homethrust of Nathan,

    The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election

  • Clarissa blushed a deeper crimson at this homethrust, and bent a little lower over her drawing-board.

    The Lovels of Arden

  • While Saddletree, who was not bright at a reply, was cudgelling his brains for an answer to this homethrust, Miss Damahoy broke in on him.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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  • "He convened his officers, and going before them he read them an address, which, for homethrust argument, magnanimous temper, and the eloquence of persuasion which leaves nothing to be added, is not exceeded by the noblest utterances of Greek or Roman."

    -America First: Patriotic Readings by Jasper Leonidas McBrien

    July 13, 2015