MUSCLE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of muscle
Definition:
v. make one's way by or as if by force; move or force with strength
Example:
The regulator is understood to be looking at whether the display advertiser is being used to muscle clients into buying adverts on other Google advertising properties.
Sentence in Classic:
A tremulous chill blew round his heart, no stronger than a little wind, and yet, listening and suffering silently, he seemed to have laid an ear against the muscle of his own heart, feeling it close and quail, listening to the flutter of its ventricles.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Weathers was showing his biceps muscle to the company and boasting so much that the other two had called on Farrington to uphold the national honour.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Cyril Overton, Trinity College, Cambridge, announced the arrival of an enormous young man, sixteen stone of solid bone and muscle, who spanned the doorway with his broad shoulders, and looked from one of us to the other with a comely face which was haggard with anxiety.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He dropped his legs, crossed one leg over the other knee, and taking it in his hand, felt the springy muscle of the calf, where it had been grazed the day before by his fall, and leaning back he drew several deep breaths.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But the latter did not stir a muscle; he was a man of the old stamp, and did not share the modern views of the younger generation.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
As I heard it, the whole truth rushed into my mind, my arms dropped, the motion of every muscle and fibre was suspended; I could feel the blood trickling in my veins and tingling in the extremities of my limbs.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
I declare it looked as though he would presently put to us some question in an understandable language; but he died without uttering a sound, without moving a limb, without twitching a muscle.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Want of exercise robs them of cheerfulness, and too much devotion to that idol of American women, the teapot, makes them feel as if they were all nerve and no muscle.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Besides, for some way, where I now saw but a naked spine, all that had been once wrapped round with tons of added bulk in flesh, muscle, blood, and bowels.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
To flinch, exclaim, or move a muscle of the face at the small stabs under the ear received from those instruments, or at scarifications of the neck by the comb, would have been thought a gross breach of good manners, considering that Fairway did it all for nothing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context