SKINNY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SKINNY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
skinny
 a.  being very thin, fitting snugly
 a.  low in fat, especially of coffee made with low-fat milk
Classic Sentence:
1  She was a brown little creature, with skinny legs like a bird and a myriad of pigtails carefully wrapped with twine sticking stiffly out from her head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Her recent graduation from a skinny pickaninny with brief skirts and stiffly wrapped braids into the dignity of a calico dress and starched white turban was an intoxicating affair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Grandma in particular was devoted to Ellen and there were very few people in the County for whom the old lady gave a snap of her skinny fingers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Today, in reeking early August, she wore a man's cap, a skinny fur like a dead cat, a necklace of imitation pearls, a scabrous satin blouse, and a thick cloth skirt hiked up in front.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  She raised her skinny hand as if in truth she had fluttered off the pavement on the impulse of the moment to the just rage of authority.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
6  'It is cold, Nancy dear,' said the Jew, as he warmed his skinny hands over the fire.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Laying his skinny forefinger upon his lip, the Jew carried a candle to the door, as a man's step was heard upon the stairs without.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  If at least the people were visible so you could see them; but they are such a skinny, thin race.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
9  In the middle of the game, the officers saw some wagons approaching with fifteen hussars on their skinny horses behind them.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XVI
10  The general in charge of the stores galloped after the carriage with a red and frightened face, whipping up his skinny horse.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Last year's fashion parade led to protests from medical associations and women's rights groups, who complained that the participants were unhealthily skinny.
2  When the skinny teenager tripped over his own feet stepping into the bullpen, Coach raised one quizzical eyebrow, shook his head, and said, "Okay, kid. You're here, let's see what you've got.".
3  She was a skinny undersized kid.
4  Skinny means very thin, often in a way that is not attractive:a skinny little kid.