Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


You, too, should have callouses on your emotions by this time.

But there was a sparkle in his eyes, an ease of movement and callouses on his hands.

They were large and shapely, but the only callouses they could show were accusingly recent.

On my word the good wife and mother hasn't the kinks out of her fingers yet, nor the callouses from her hands, by Jove!

But the world, which veils the spirit and callouses the instincts, makes curiosity for most people the criterion of interest.

"Fine, fine," Kerk said, rubbing his hands together so hard they could hear the harsh rasp of the callouses.

Get up before dawn, work like a slave, go out in the fields, ruin your hands with callouses.

He felt her callouses grind and grate on his, and a great wave of pity welled over him.

As the callouses on the palms gave evidence of recent hard work, he was set free along with me.

He acquired a row of callouses on each hand and a chronic ache in his back, but beyond that he did not accomplish very much.