THUMB in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THUMB
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thumb
 n.  short, thick first digit of human hand
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  Forgotten in the tumult, little Wade crouched behind the banisters on the front porch, peering out onto the lawn like a caged, frightened rabbit, his eyes wide with terror, sucking his thumb and hiccoughing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  The nails were broken and irregular, there were heavy calluses on the cushions of the palm, a half-healed blister on the thumb.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  Handling her needle awkwardly, she jabbed it into her thumb and with a little scream of pain and annoyance that made them all jump, she squeezed it until a bright red drop appeared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  Everyone knew that Scarlett's youngest had her father under her thumb and Atlanta was amused and approving.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
5  Her thumb and forefinger tugged with no more strength than that of a baby at Scarlett's hair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
6  She rose to her feet abruptly, sinking her teeth into her thumb to regain her control.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
7  She put her hand to her mouth, her forefinger and thumb quite painfully pinching her lower lip, and frowned, and enjoyed being aloof.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  He edged into the room, doubtfully sucking his thumb.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  Hugh experimentally took his thumb.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  She caught his thumb and, sighing, held it exactly as Hugh held hers when they went walking.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  Her fingers tightened about his thumb as she perceived the hot low room, the pounding of pressing-irons, the reek of scorched cloth, and Erik among giggling gnomes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
12  It is also very curiously displayed in the side fin, the bones of which almost exactly answer to the bones of the human hand, minus only the thumb.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
13  You might easily dent it with your thumb; it is of a hue between yellow and ash colour.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
14  I got hold of his thumb and bent it back, until he let go with a yell.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
15  It's all being under somebody's thumb.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
Example Sentence:
1  The base of the thumb is where it joins the hand.
2  She held the coin carefully between finger and thumb.
3  Hold the material between finger and thumb.
4  I press the thumbtack into the board with thumb.
5  Hold the rope loosely between your finger and thumb.
6  Pinch the nostrils together between your thumb and finger to stop the bleeding.
7  There is a hole in the thumb of his mitten.
8  You can push the pin in with your thumb.
9  A good rule of thumb is that a broker must generate sales of ten times his salary if his employer is to make a profit.
10  Each boy pricked the ball of his thumb and squeezed out a drop of blood.
11  Have you had to help a child break a pacifier or thumb habit?
12  In a balancing test, the thumb on the scales can overbalance anything.
13  Mock not a cobbler for his black thumbs.
14  He had the drawer open and was thumbing through the files.