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 Meanings and Examples of THORNY
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thorny
 a.  prickly; having or covered with protective barbs
Classic Sentence:
1  He had thought of Jo in reaching after the thorny red rose, for vivid flowers became her, and she had often worn ones like that from the greenhouse at home.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
2  The front yard was enclosed by a thorny locust hedge, and at the gate grew two silvery, moth-like trees of the mimosa family.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
3  He made an effort to recall the Protestant theology on some thorny points and in the end addressed Mr. Cunningham.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
4  In a bee-line, through the underbrush, which is peculiarly dense, very thorny, and very aggressive in that locality, a full half hour was necessary.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
Example Sentence:
1  The dog hurt one of its pad when it stepped upon a thorny path.
2  This thorny problem on the environmental protection floored the new mayor.
3  The Brazilian president supports other Latin American leaders to stick together over such thorny issues as US farm and steel subsidies.