KNOB in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of KNOB
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
knob
 n.  a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Her hand was behind her, still holding the knob, when Honey Wilkes' voice, low pitched, almost in a whisper, came to her through the crack of the opposite door leading into the bedroom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  She turned to the door and reached angrily for the knob but another officer was by her side quickly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  Melanie was across the floor so swiftly that her hoops swayed up violently, revealing her pantalets to the knees, and before Archie could put his hand on the knob she flung the door open.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  India bowed coldly and, putting her hand upon the door knob, intimated silently that his speedy retirement would be welcome.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  With her hand on the knob of the front door, she stopped and turned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  He had never put foot in her room or even rattled the door knob since the night she told him she did not want any more children.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
7  Stood out there saying things about me, dreadful things, and rattling the knob.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  What I wanted to say," continued Mr. Pontellier, with his hand on the knob; "I may have to be absent a good while.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXII
9  As he dreamed, he turned round, and his eyes fell upon the brass knob of the door which separated him from the Court of Assizes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
10  The first thing he caught sight of was the knob of the door.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
11  This knob, which was round and of polished brass, shone like a terrible star for him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
12  Suddenly, without himself knowing how it happened, he found himself near the door; he grasped the knob convulsively; the door opened.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
13  Jean Valjean rested his elbow on the knob at the head of the bed, and his brow on his hand, and began to contemplate the motionless body of Fantine, which lay extended there.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
14  He laid his hand on the knob, the latch yielded, the door opened.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
15  He halted on the landing before the door and then, grasping the porcelain knob, opened the door quickly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  Turn/Twiddle the little knob to adjust the volume.
2  Turn the door knob to open the door.
3  He thought the door was locked, but he turned the knob and the door opened.
4  A small metal knob on the muzzle of a firearm, such as a rifle, used for sighting.
5  Adjust the control knobs by pressing lightly.