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 Meanings and Examples of PRESSING
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pressing
 n.  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
 a.  compelling immediate action
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Not at all," replied Chichikov, pressing his hand; after which he heaved a profound sigh.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
2  "By no means," asserted Chichikov, pressing his hand to his heart.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
3  "I tell you what," said Nozdrev, pressing the sides of the pack together, and then slightly bending them, so that the pack cracked and a card flew out.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
4  'As you like,' replied the latter, pressing down the second bullet.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  But here her voice broke, and at the same time she felt that Pavel Petrovitch was snatching and pressing her hand.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  Pierre, in order to make Boris' better acquaintance, promised to come to dinner, and warmly pressing his hand looked affectionately over his spectacles into Boris' eyes.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
7  Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVI
8  The whole moving mass began pressing closer together and a report spread that they were ordered to halt: evidently those in front had halted.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
9  "Oh, what a nuisance," said Dolgorukov, getting up hurriedly and pressing the hands of Prince Andrew and Boris.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
10  He was pressing one hand to his left side, while the other clutched his drooping pistol.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V
11  "I wish you courage and success," and, pressing Pierre's hand, he went out.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III
12  The side horses, pressing against the shafts of the middle horse, sank in the snow, which was dry and glittered like sugar, and threw it up.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X
13  Rostov, smoking his pipe and turning his head about as the water trickled down his neck, listened inattentively, with an occasional glance at Ilyin, who was pressing close to him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
14  A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII
15  The Emperor ceased speaking, the crowd began pressing round him, and rapturous exclamations were heard from all sides.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  A microwave oven can be a real lifesaver when you're pressed for time.
17  She pressed her skirt to try to remove all the wrinkles.
18  The fans pressed round the rock band.
19  The fuse blew as he pressed the button to start the motor.
20  One volunteer is worth ten pressed men.
21  Rejecting the candidate's equivocal comments on tax reform, the reporters pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.
22  Although young Lord Widgeon was insolvent, he had no fear of being thrown into debtors' prison, for he was sure that if his creditors pressed him for payment his wealthy parents would repay what he owed.
23  She recalled the impassioned kiss he had pressed on her lips -- why it was only yesterday.
24  Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
25  Only when I pressed the cold muzzle of the revolver to his temple did he at last understand that resistance was vain.
26  These huge presses mould the car bodies.
27  Where the press is free and every man able to read,all is free.
28  According to French press reports, three people have been killed.
29  They will press for international action to safeguard the ozone layer.
30  The press agent tied himself in knots trying to apologise.