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


It must be the rotgut from l'Assommoir that was hacking away inside him.

A sparrow in the garden was hacking the air with its monotonous chirp.

"That's it—keep at it," a dry, hacking voice kept going in Peer's head.

"I'd rather not if I could avoid It," replied a thin fellow, with a hacking cough.

No amount of hacking work can take away the eloquence of this phrasing.

Friends noted with concern his thinness and a hacking cough.

In a moment more the agonising, hacking, rending cough came on.

Far into the twilight the sound of hacking was heard from the squatting-places.

Jim was kneeling on the ground, hacking with his jack-knife at the earth.

Sir Robert's own sword rose and fell, cutting and hacking at the enemy.