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 Meanings and Examples of ELBOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
elbow
 n.  hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm
Classic Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
1  She had already pushed her plate aside, and was measuring out a draught from a large bottle at her elbow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  Ethan, rising on his elbow, watched the landscape whiten and shape itself under the sculpture of the moon.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
3  Mattie sat perfectly still, but as they reached the bend at the foot of the hill, where the big elm thrust out a deadly elbow, he fancied that she shrank a little closer.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  His eyes sparkled wickedly and he dug his elbow into Hugh's ribs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  When she was among rough laborers, negroes or Yankee soldiers, he was seldom more than a pace from her elbow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  Selden raised himself on his elbow.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  He discovered Trenor, in his day clothes, sitting, with a tall glass at his elbow, behind the folds of a sporting journal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  Carol thought she heard a grunt from the traveling salesman at the end of the table, and Kennicott's jerking elbow was a grunt embodied.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  His elbow brushed her shoulder.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
10  With surprising delicacy in his large fingers he unwrapped the towels and revealed an arm which, below the elbow, was a mass of blood and raw flesh.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  It was only by chance that, leaning on her elbow in bed, she glanced through the window and saw the funeral of Bea and Olaf.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  He laughed with Myrtle, jogged her elbow when she was filling cups, made deep mock bows to the waitresses as they came up for coffee.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  Pavel called for something and struggled up on his elbow.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
14  Lena took him by the elbow and turned him round.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
15  After he had amused himself thus for some time, he rose on one elbow and began to look at me, cautiously, then critically, blinking his eyes in the light.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
Example Sentence:
1  It took a considerable amount of polish and elbow grease before the brass shone like new.
2  Her arm was bandaged from the elbow to the fingers.
3  Note how smooth the skin of the upper arm is, then compare it to the skin on the elbow.
4  We were tightly squashed in at dinner, with very little elbow room.
5  Environmental concerns will elbow their way right to the top of the agenda.
6  There's more elbow room in the restaurant since they extended it.
7  Sid yawned, stretched, then brought himself up on his elbow, and began to stare at Tom.
8  She tried the effect of lying down with one elbow against the door, and the other arm curled round her head.
9  He never knew that Sid lay nightly watching, and frequently slipped the bandage free and then leaned on his elbow listening a good while at a time.
10  A Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it.
11  Then he betook himself to his seat, rested his elbows on his desk and his jaws in his hands, and stared at the wall with the stony stare of suffering that has reached the limit and can no further go.
12  He leaned forward , his elbows resting on the table.
13  Place your hands on your shoulders and move your elbows up, back, and down, in a circular motion.
14  The story was on the front page, elbowing aside the peace talks.
15  The rude man elbowed her aside and went in the room ahead of her.