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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOSTLED

She was wearier even than all this mob of toilers who had jostled her as they went by.

Yet greater is the indistinctness when they are all jostled together in a little soul, which has no room.

Many were jostled off, and in the swift current were drowned.

Girls and women dawdled and jostled to and from the ice-cream-soda fountains.

They must have been exhausted from being jounced and jostled about.

I am jostled by polking damsels and button-holed by most approved bores.

None of us knew why we were moving, but we moved and jostled.

Jostled by these hopes and doubts, one turned to the exhibits for help, and found it.

The fair Georgian jostled the ebony form of the merchant of Dongola or Sennaar.

They were being pushed and jostled by guards and passengers.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, justle, "to knock against," formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c.1400). Meaning "to contend for the best position or place" is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c.1600.

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