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 Meanings and Examples of KNOCK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
knock
 v.  deliver a sharp blow or push
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We heard a loud knock, a deep voice below, and heavy steps ascending the stair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  They were going to knock the windmill down.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
3  They could not knock it down in a week.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
4  He was certain to knock the wind out of common sense, and render that unlucky adversary deaf to the call of time.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
5  It was in the twilight of the day when her trial, if it could be called such, had taken place, that a low knock was heard at the door of Rebecca's prison-chamber.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  When the sounds of Rebecca's devotional hymn had died away in silence, the low knock at the door was again renewed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
7  The postman's knock within the neighbourhood was beginning to bring its daily terrors, and if reading could banish the idea for even half an hour, it was something gained.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  On one occasion, indeed, he even went so far as to knock them both down a flight of stairs; but this was carrying out his virtuous precepts to an unusual extent.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  'It was a knock,' said Mr. Giles, assuming perfect serenity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Anne was considering whether she should venture to suggest that a gown, or a cap, would not be liable to any such misuse, when a knock at the door suspended everything.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
11  While her father spoke, there was a knock at the door.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
12  While they thus watched him a click at the gate was audible, and a knock came to the door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
13  About ten o'clock there was a knock at the door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
14  At four o'clock there was a gentle knock at the door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
15  I did not even knock when I reached it, but turned the handle and rushed into the passage.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
Example Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
16  I wish he'd knock instead of just barging in.
17  The builders can knock through to make one large room upstairs.
18  I'm sorry to have to knock you up in the middle of the night.
19  Oh, knock it off Alex, I'm really not in the mood for your jokes.
20  A true professional could knock my efforts into a cocked hat.
21  The Council plans to knock the library down and replace it with a hotel complex.
22  It sounds as though there is a knock at the door.
23  From Jack's peremptory knock on the door, Jill could tell he would not give up until she let him in.
24  Sometimes the widow would take me one side and talk about Providence in a way to make a body's mouth water; but maybe next day Miss Watson would take hold and knock it all down again.
25  She knocked the bottom out of our argument.
26  He knocked a glass off the table with a brush of his coat/arm.
27  He knocked the artist down for a song.
28  She knocked on the window to attract his attention.
29  The branch of a tree knocked one of the horsewomen senseless.
30  He has a stack of computer equipment he's knocked off from various shops.