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noun as in knob

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Wireless headphones were only a thing we dreamed about every time our earbuds got yanked out of our ears when the cord got caught in a doorknob.

He was familiar with the neighborhood’s old homes and deftly helped customers who came searching for just the right screw or doorknob.

They wore blue medical gloves when they left their building, layering against doorknob germs.

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I licked a doorknob!

More disinfectant wipes also are getting improperly flushed, utilities say, as people sanitize counters and doorknobs.

First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.

First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.

A powder-blue blazer with a patch reading “All-Time All-American” hung in a clear plastic bag from the closet doorknob.

Stage Three is again untimed, but tests athletes with obstacles like the Hang Climb and the Doorknob Grasper.

When she brought her master his breakfast on Sunday, she stood irresolutely holding the doorknob in her hand.

At the head of the steps he fumbled with his hand until he found a doorknob.

Her hand met its smooth surface, then clicked as the metallic joints came in contact with the doorknob.

Her hand was on her mother's doorknob, when the door swung open, and the mother's white face made her start back in affright.

He gripped the doorknob and shoved fiercely, but the stout metal panels were immovable.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to doorknob, such as: latch, lever, bulge, bulk, bump, and bunch.

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