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 Meanings and Examples of JOSTLE
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 v.  come into rough contact with while moving; make one's way by pushing or elbowing
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Even in Broadway and Chestnut streets, Mediterranean mariners will sometimes jostle the affrighted ladies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
2  From without as from within the waters had flowed over his barriers: their tides began once more to jostle fiercely above the crumbled mole.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
3  They jostle, and elbow and crowd each other.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
4  Finally the pair entered simultaneously and sideways; with the result that they jostled one another not a little in the process.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
5  For the most part I jostled my way through the most crowded business streets, along Myeshtchansky Street, along Sadovy Street and in Yusupov Garden.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VIII
6  This whole mass droned and jostled in confusion under the dismal influence of cannon balls flying from the French batteries stationed on the Pratzen Heights.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
7  He could already see how these men, who looked so small at the foot of the hill, jostled and overtook one another, waving their arms and their sabers in the air.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
8  The horses neighed and jostled one another.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER X
9  and again the horses jostled one another and neighed, not disturbing the choir but joining in it.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER X
10  Invading Carpetbaggers made Atlanta their headquarters and on the streets they jostled against representatives of the oldest families in the South who were likewise newcomers in the town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  The youth was pushed and jostled for a moment before he understood the movement at all, but directly he lunged ahead and began to run.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
12  So it was you that we jostled as we passed last night.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
13  See here; this morning I came across two sparrows fighting, this evening I jostled a woman who was quarrelling.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
14  In the doorway the marshal of the province jostled against Levin.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 28
15  Emboldened by these considerations, the Jew pursued his point, and jostled the Norman Christian, without respect either to his descent, quality, or religion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  In the subway station the crowds jostle him.
2  Hordes of journalists jostled for position outside the conference hall.
3  She was jostled and shoved by an angry crowd as she left the court.
4  The players were jostled by an angry crowd as they left the field.
5  As we came into the arena, we were jostled by fans pushing their way towards the stage.