HILT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HILT
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hilt
 n.  handle, especially the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like
Classic Sentence:
1  "It's got a solid-gold hilt," he said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  The sergeant turned it in his hand, held the hilt up to the sunlight to read the engraved inscription.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  "But it's got a solid-gold hilt," insisted the little trooper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  She has always approved of you up to the hilt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  There was a heavy pistol openly in his trouser band and from the top of his tattered boot protruded the hilt of a bowie knife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  The brass-mounted hilt lay in contact with some parts of the fire.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
7  He shall have my sword, which is of bronze, all but the hilt, which is of silver.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
8  He held his sword drawn in his hand to defend himself, if I should happen to break loose; it was almost three inches long; the hilt and scabbard were gold enriched with diamonds.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
9  They were armed with crooked sabres, having the hilt and baldric inlaid with gold, and matched with Turkish daggers of yet more costly workmanship.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  If you'll stop to lunch I'll prove you this time travelling up to the hilt, specimen and all.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
11  A knife was plunged up to the hilt in Rita's left breast.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
12  Candide in an instant drew his rapier, and plunged it up to the hilt in the Jesuit's belly; but in pulling it out reeking hot, he burst into tears.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XV
13  So speaking, he grasps his helmet with his left hand, and, bending back his neck, drives his sword up to the hilt in the suppliant.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
14  In the courtyard, elephants trumpeted, and swart men with beards dyed crimson stood with blood-stained hands folded upon their hilts, guarding the caravan from El Sharnak, the camels with Tyrian stuffs of topaz and cinnabar.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  They stamped upon the carpet with their feet; they bit their lips till the blood came, and grasped the hilts of their swords with all their might.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
Example Sentence:
1  Brydon knew that in time the blood would seep down onto his sword hilt and make the grip slippery.
2  I'm backing the PM to the hilt on this.