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 Meanings and Examples of PIN
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pin
 n.  a thin piece of stiff wire with a pointed end that you can stick through two things together
 n.  a decorative object, used as jewellery
Classic Sentence: (75 in 6 pages)
1  The mortification and hurt pride that she had suffered in the library with Ashley and with Rhett Butler were pin pricks to this.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  A belaying pin is found too large to be easily inserted into its hole: the carpenter claps it into one of his ever-ready vices, and straightway files it smaller.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
4  Under his coat he wore a knitted grey vest, and, instead of a collar, a silk scarf of a dark bronze-green, carefully crossed and held together by a red coral pin.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
5  He patted her flanks and talked to her in Russian while he pulled up her lariat pin and set it in a new place.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
6  He was clean and neat as usual, with his green neckcloth and his coral pin.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
7  He'd took off that silk neckcloth he always wore, and folded it smooth and stuck his pin through it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIV
8  Mrs. Shimerda had run to the animal, pulled up the lariat pin, and, when we came upon her, she was trying to hide the cow in an old cave in the bank.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
9  He thought he could pin it together until he got it to a tailor.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
10  You could never pin that, Mr. Ordinsky.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
11  Edna drew her down upon the sofa, and taking a pin from her own hair, secured the shabby artificial flowers in their accustomed place.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
12  She went on picking the leaves and digging around the plants with her hat pin.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
13  She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
14  Joe took a pin out of his lapel and began to assist in exercising the prisoner.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  So he reached out and lent a hand with his pin.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  He at once took a pin from his lapel and was going to prick his flesh, but Tom said: "Hold on! Don't do that."
17  You pin some animals inside a barbed wire closure, then allow people to come in there and take shots at them with arrows.
18  I pinned him against the wall.
19  With one movement, she disarmed the man and pinned him against the wall.
20  The general pinned the Military Cross on the brave soldier's chest.
21  A huge guy leapt out at Chris and pinned him against the wall.
22  A message had been pinned to the notice board.
23  I pinned the notice up on the wall.
24  He was pinned against the fence by a boy twice his size; he could hardly breathe.
25  The general pinned the medal on the soldier's chest.
26  The Spaniards pinned their hopes on the galleon, the large warship.
27  Troop positions were marked with colored pins.
28  Troop positions were marked with stick pins on a paper map.
29  The map had a lot of little pins stuck into it.
30  I'll keep the trouser patch in place with pins while I sew it on.