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fist
 n.  hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; closed hand
Classic Sentence: (130 in 9 pages)
1  As he passed through the Cathedral Square, he shook his fist at the church.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
2  He arrived in time to see an arm passed through a hole made by a blow from a fist, through the grating and the glass.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  She swore splendidly; she boasted of being able to crack a nut with one blow of her fist.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
4  "There's a brat as big as my fist who tells lies as big as the house," exclaimed the pedler.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—MEN MUST HAVE WINE, AND HORSES MUST HAVE WATE...
5  The fist is no mediocre element of respect.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE GAMIN SHOULD HAVE HIS PLACE IN THE CLASSI...
6  He crumpled the poor Touquet Charter in his fist, and flung it in the fire.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
7  The child, with a sort of terrified obedience, rose on tiptoe, and struck a pane with her fist.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—STRATEGY AND TACTICS
8  The younger daughter exhibited her bleeding fist, without quitting the corner in which she was cowering.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—STRATEGY AND TACTICS
9  He seized the candle in his fist, and set it on the chimney-piece with so violent a bang that the wick came near being extinguished, and the tallow bespattered the wall.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
10  Leblanc seized this moment, overturned the chair with his foot and the table with his fist, and with one bound, with prodigious agility, before Thenardier had time to turn round, he had reached the window.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
11  Thenardier had his knife in his fist.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI—ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BEGIN BY ARRESTING THE VICT...
12  Progress; and that holy, sweet, and good thing, progress, they claimed in terrible wise, driven to extremities as they were, half naked, club in fist, a roar in their mouths.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
13  At the head and in the rear of the convoy rode mounted gendarmes, serious and with sword in fist.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
14  The old man remained for several minutes motionless and as though struck by lightning, without the power to speak or breathe, as though a clenched fist grasped his throat.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
15  Cournet was a man of lofty stature; he had broad shoulders, a red face, a crushing fist, a bold heart, a loyal soul, a sincere and terrible eye.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
Example Sentence:
1  The baby took my finger in its tenacious little fist.
2  He banged his fist on the window.
3  If you have no hand, you cannot make a fist.
4  Ann hit the sandbag with her fist.
5  An old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face.
6  He banged his fist loudly on the table.
7  The table shook when she banged her fist on it.
8  He was so angry that he thumped the table with his fist.
9  The fist is still there, but it wears that infamous velvet glove.
10  Challenging the England goalkeeper for the ball, the short and stocky Maradona raised his left arm into the air to fist the ball into the net.
11  "Put up your dukes!" he cried, making a fist to show his pugnacity.
12  Jim had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.
13  He elicited raucous cheers, fist pumps and even a few “amens” at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Merrimack when he chided Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for suggesting that to defend one's house, people could fire a shotgun in the air.