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  • n. Plural form of thumping.


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  • Today, still suffering from PTSD over their 2006 and 2008 election "thumpings" the Republicans are now playing to their narrow rump state of hardcore Rush Limbaugh acolytes.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Republicans Playing a 1993 Strategy

  • The fella who is replacing our back door was on time all considerate-like, too, and after spending several hours being alarmed at the thumpings and bumpings, the doglet is bored with him.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Gives you nothing back but tumbles, wipeouts, thumpings, scares.


  • And heard the meaty thumpings, like beating a grain sack

    thomas mcgrath | letters to an imaginary friend « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • And the shooter was a guy already part of a major excessive force lawsuit in which a schizophrenic man James Chasse died after a pile-on, with twenty-six breaks in sixteen ribs, and other assorted thumpings, for the crime of suspicion of public urination.

    Bean Bag

  • Then a noise reached him through the unformed nothingness that surrounded him: the small soft thumpings of something that flapped, flailed, and struggled.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Immediately, she felt two rhythmic thumpings in the air.


  • However, if I want to read in the living room, or even watch TV, I'm subjected to thumpings and loud conversation and drunken laughter, all of which, again, makes it difficult to concentrate.


  • He merely lay on top of me, tranquilly oblivious to my pokings and thumpings, until I exhausted myself and lay gasping underneath him.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • There was a mad scuffle of noises inside the cave, thumpings and low cries, and the veil of smoke wavered and stopped, replaced by a loud hiss and a puff of dark gray from the cave mouth as someone threw water on the fire.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes


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