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


He raised it, examining and hefting it with the judgment of an expert.

"Should think you were," mused the Colonel, hefting the lightened vessel.

Well, two pounds easily, answered Old Crusty, shutting one eye and hefting his troutship knowingly.

He hitched the horse, and hefting the insensible man in his arms, staggered blindly into the timber.

Hefting it in his hand, and then swinging it about his head, Phil discovered that he had a weapon that would almost fell an ox.

Hefting his mallet, Daoud watched the first match, also between two teams of fifth-year trainees.

“I brought some stuff,” the goth kid said as he paid for his ticket, hefting two huge duffel bags.

There was much "hefting" and sometimes weighing of birds on the barn scales.