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 Meanings and Examples of KNOT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
knot
 n.  fastening together of one or more threads, cords, ropes
 n.  ornamental tie
Classic Sentence: (94 in 7 pages)
1  Eady and his assistant were both "down street," and young Denis, who seldom deigned to take their place, was lounging by the stove with a knot of the golden youth of Starkfield.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  As they drew near the end of the village the cries of children reached them, and they saw a knot of boys, with sleds behind them, scattering across the open space before the church.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  Looking out the window, Scarlett saw Pork, who had left the room a moment before, holding high a flaring pine knot, while indistinguishable figures descended from a wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  She untied the knot and a handful of gold coins rolled out on the bed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  She wrapped the bright lengths about his slender waist, above his belt, and tied the ends in a lover's knot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  She raised her skirts and tried to pick her way among them toward a knot of men who were directing the stretcher bearers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  Please talk to me, she whispered and Scarlett would gabble something until Melanie again gripped the knot and again began writhing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
8  Untie the knot and take the bucket to the wagon and give them some.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  She turned away and started back toward the house across the rough fields, twisting her hair into a knot upon her neck.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  Overgrown paths led to what had been houses--old lawns thick with dead weeds, carriage blocks bearing names she knew so well, hitching posts which would never again know the knot of reins.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
11  As she emerged, a man moved toward her from the knot of smokers, and she found herself face to face with Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
12  The shavings flew right and left; till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
13  No, Stubb; you may pound that knot there as much as you please, but you will never pound into me what you were just now saying.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
14  There, hammer that knot down, and we've done.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
15  Jadvyga is small and delicate, with jet-black eyes and hair, the latter twisted into a little knot and tied on the top of her head.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.
2  Tie the two ropes together with a secure knot.
3  Where the knot is loose the string slips.
4  Make a knot at the end of the string.
5  She twisted her hair into a tight knot.
6  Tie a knot to join those two pieces of rope.
7  Something is a knot when you reserve it,a scar when it's opened.
8  People came up with some eccentric ideas for dealing with the emergency: someone even suggested tieing a knot in the comet's tail!.
9  "Only take off the red cloak, sir, and then - " "But the string is in a knot - help me."
10  The reel of silk has run smoothly enough so far; but I always knew there would come a knot and a puzzle.
11  It was to twist it up into a sort of knot, and then keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot, so as to prevent its undoing itself.
12  He does not rule out a sudden breakthrough that might cut the Gordian knot and make such ledgers more scalable.
13  The press agent tied himself in knots trying to apologise.
14  While it was still wet, I gently teased out the tangled knots in Rosie's hair.
15  He gauged the wind at over thirty knots.