KNEE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of KNEE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
knee
 n.  hinge joint in the human leg
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Leaning back in his arm-chair of an evening, he would close his eyes and scrape carelessly at the fiddle which was thrown across his knee.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  She laughed, tapping him lightly on the knee.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
3  Then up he jerked it again on to his knee.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
4  Old Bartholomew tapped his fingers on his knee in time to the tune.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
5  She patted the old lady on the knee.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
6  Children, gather round my knee.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
7  Isa, sweeping her sewing from the table, sank, her knee doubled, into the chair by the window.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
8  Even now, he sat with the glass of wine untasted on his knee, and his eyes directed to a corner of the floor.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
9  I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
10  After a time he controlled himself, and, resting with an elbow on one knee, and his head upon that hand, could look towards Rachael.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
11  She looked at him, on his knee at her feet, with her shawl still in p.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
12  He stood a moment most irresolute; then, stepping forward, took her palfrey by the rein, and bent his knee before her.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
13  "Answer for thyself, Friar," said King Richard, something sternly; but immediately stretching out his hand to the Hermit, the latter, somewhat abashed, bent his knee, and saluted it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  His heart melted suddenly, like a drop of fire, and he put out his hand and laid his fingers on her knee.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
15  He broke the cardboard photograph and mount over his knee, and when it was small enough, put it on the fire.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  We had to scratch two players from the team because of damaged knee joints.
17  This precious vessel was now placed on my knee, and I was invited to eat the circlet of delicate pastry upon it.
18  She fell, but did not bruise her knee in such a soft land.
19  'May it please your Majesty,' said Two, in a very humble tone, going down on one knee as he spoke, 'we were trying--'
20  He rubbed some ointment on his knee.
21  She was dressed in pure white; amber-colored scarf was passed over her shoulder and across her breast, fringed ends below her knee.
22  She was dressed in pure white; an amber - coloured scarf was passed over her shoulder and across her breast, tied at the side, and descending in long, fringed ends below her knee.
23  I sat with my doll on my knee till the fire got low, glancing round occasionally to make sure that nothing worse than before.
24  I can play through a knee, but the toe is really my foundation.
25  The baby was crawling around on its hands and knees.
26  She was on her knees beside the bed.
27  Breathe out and ease your knees in toward your chest.
28  It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
29  Slowly bend from the waist and bring your head down to your knees.
30  Everyone was down on hands and knees looking for the ring.