Thumb in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Thumb

(transitive) To touch or cover with the thumb. | (transitive, with through) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily. | (travel) To hitchhike

Short Example Sentences for Thumb

  • 1. Close your thumb on your fingers and you will see. 🔊
  • 2. He jerked his thumb in the direction of camp. 🔊
  • 3. Bill stood chewing his thumb in silence. 🔊
  • 4. She cocked her thumb and crooked her index finger. 🔊
  • 5. Third week, clasping with fingers, not with thumb (245). 🔊
  • 6. He went up on Little Thumb Butte. 🔊
  • 7. There were thumb marks and smears where nothing should have been. 🔊
  • 8. I slash my thumb on a can o' condensed cream. 🔊
  • 9. He sucked his bleeding thumb and tried the base of the cellar stairs. 🔊
  • 10. Let them quit the hands over the first finger, the thumb on them. 🔊
  • 11. Lew put his thumb on the line and raised the tip of his rod higher. 🔊
  • 12. Then the thumb of the hand did something to the big nerves behind my ear. 🔊
  • 13. I hated him, but held on to his thumb tight for half a minute. 🔊
  • 14. I had my thumb in a man's eye, and the bastard bit me! 🔊
  • 15. Author of "The Red Thumb Mark," "The Eye of Osiris," etc. 🔊

How to use Thumb in Sentences?

  • 1. He elevated his thumb as he spoke, and the cowboys gazed at it as if hypnotized. 🔊
  • 2. There was some noise, but not much, as he pushed the frame up evenly, with a thumb at each side. 🔊
  • 3. Dilly giggled, and put her thumb in her mouth, watching the effect with widely opened eyes. 🔊
  • 4. Twelfth week, eighty-fourth day, contra-position of thumb reflexive (245, 246). 🔊
  • 5. He called in Felix, chief surgeon of the King, who soon put the thumb to rights. 🔊
  • 6. The Duc de Coislin, however, had managed to put his thumb out of joint by this leap. 🔊
  • 7. At the foot of Little Thumb Butte a lengthening semicircle of fire flared through the night. 🔊
  • 8. The two Indians stopped before Kut-le, and Alchise jerked a thumb at the stranger. 🔊
  • 9. The sailor put his thumb and forefinger into the cheek, and pulled out his enormous quid of tobacco. 🔊
  • 10. They are spun with the thumb and the finger, or with a string, and then kept in motion with a whip and cord. 🔊
  • 11. Radwalader raised his right hand lightly, and chafed with his thumb the tips of his first and second fingers. 🔊
  • 12. The woman took the envelope gingerly in the wet thumb and finger that still grasped a bit of the gingham apron. 🔊
  • 13. This keeps them distinct, and allows the power of slipping or dropping either, by pressing the thumb only on the other. 🔊
  • 14. Joe spread his legs, grasped the knife so that his thumb was along the side of the blade and held approximately waist high. 🔊
  • 15. At a sound from the river he jerked his rifle into readiness for immediate action and sat nervously alert, his thumb twitching on the hammer. 🔊
  • 16. He looked down at it, jerked it loose with a sharp twist, and began snapping off little bits with his thumb and forefinger. 🔊
  • 17. Then after a few moments the doctor approached the spot, put his thumb and forefinger down into the soft dirt, and seemed to lay hold of something. 🔊
  • 18. When he walks, he puts the thumb of each hand into the armhole of his waistcoat, and moves along stiffly, with a knock-kneed gait. 🔊
  • 19. King Yunan richly deserved the death that overtook him, if only for his dirty habit of wetting his thumb when turning over the leaves of the book. 🔊
  • 20. We all remember that in the old tale of Tom Thumb the elves among whom the hero fell sang such a refrain. 🔊