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  • adjective Of a book, etc., showing signs of frequent or heavy use; worn; well used.

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Examples

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • The rerun screening gives viewers their equivalent of the pleasure that comes from taking a well-thumbed hardback from the shelf and opening at page one.

    Television re-runs: only 235 episodes to go | Mark Lawson

  • I've managed to confect vague sympathy, but can't help feeling the snub would be put into perspective if female athletes would only turn to their well-thumbed copies of classical comedy.

    Women should be happy they have failed the Sports Personality test | Marina Hyde

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    French Word-A-Day

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    French Word-A-Day: Summer Stories

  • It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France.

    wine maker

  • As recounted in an absorbing study — no, really — by the Harvard professor George Baker in The Journal of Finance, their predecessors had followed a well-thumbed playbook to build Beatrice from a small Nebraska creamery into a money-spinning conglomerate that sold everything from Meadow Gold dairy products to Samsonite luggage.

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