Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of thrusting.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Good to know that you can walk out of the office and still see stabbings and thrustings on the front lawn.

    RIDDLE OF STEEL!!!!

  • The coaxing tone in which he said these latter words might have failed in its object, if he had not accompanied them with sundry sharp jerks of his thumb over one shoulder, and with divers winks and thrustings of his tongue into his cheek, from which signals the damsel gathered that he sought to speak to her apart, concerning

    Barnaby Rudge

  • So the desert likewise overpeopled itself upon occasion; and then there were heavings and thrustings of the crowded tribes as they elbowed themselves by natural courses towards the light.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Betsy made bleating sounds of passion; our thrashing limbs rearranged themselves several times; my clutching fingers dug deep into her meaty buttocks; the mechanical thrustings went on and on and on.

    Up The Line

  • With his sleeves rolled up, his apron well splashed, his coppery hair more or less in disarray from the occasional thrustings of a soapy hand, and his face flushed and eager like a healthy boy's, Red Pepper Burns stood grinning down at his patient.

    Red Pepper's Patients With an Account of Anne Linton's Case in Particular

  • His hands were clasped tightly behind his back; above his flushed brow his white hair stood erect from frequent thrustings of his agitated fingers; even his cravat, slightly awry, bore witness to his excitement.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

  • Beyond, a party had scaled the wall, and there the fight was hand to hand -- with gruntings, thrustings of spears, slashings of long knives that dripped red and cut again and rose and fell with hideous regularity!

    Darkness and Dawn

  • His “clefts” and “wedges” owe their attraction not only to their intricate angularity but to the violent cleavings and thrustings apart which they result from or produce.

    Robert Browning

  • His "clefts" and "wedges" owe their attraction not only to their intricate angularity but to the violent cleavings and thrustings apart which they result from or produce.

    Robert Browning

  • The coaxing tone in which he said these latter words might have failed in its object, if he had not accompanied them with sundry sharp jerks of his thumb over one shoulder, and with divers winks and thrustings of his tongue into his cheek, from which signals the damsel gathered that he sought to speak to her apart, concerning Miss Haredale and Dolly.

    Barnaby Rudge

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.