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She then pushed past the child, and went on to a door at the end of the passage, which she threw open, without knocking.ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
I am afraid the arguments in favour of this last will not bear even so much knocking about as those just considered.ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
Suddenly, as the Count dealt a king as trump card, he sprang to his feet knocking over the chair behind him.THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He made a sweeping gesture, knocking over his liqueur glass; it fell with a crash on the parquet floor.UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He has been knocking about the world for eighteen years, and is very much a man, though he has kept his manners.FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
The vicar never presumed to enter his wife's room without knocking; he evidently had something to communicate.THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
That was the thought continually knocking at the door of Jess Morses mind.THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
She was not afraid, but began to imagine what she could do in case of a fire, or if any one were to come knocking at the door.THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES