Thesaurus / pith
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
The unprepared sago is imported from the neighbouring island of Borromeo, and consists of the pith of a short, thick kind of palm.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The pith of the whole sentence can be stated in a few words, if the sentence has unity.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
What a tendency there is to round off a narrative into falsehood; or else by parenthesis to destroy its pith and continuity.
FRIENDS IN COUNCILARTHUR HELPS
These wicks of pith he sold about the town in small penny bundles.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRYJAMES PARTON
Stem: Cylindrical; creamy white; hollow, or with a loose cottony pith.
OUR EDIBLE TOADSTOOLS AND MUSHROOMS AND HOW TO DISTINGUISH THEMWILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON
And you know the only thing he has to back him is that he reads clever books, and always gets at the pith of them.
SMOKETURGENEV IVAN SERGEEVICH
At her side squatted a youngster, an imp of seven it might be, who noisily chewed a stick of sugarcane and spat wide the pith.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
And besides, my dear Sir, the pith of the whole device is to take that money from you.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. XXII (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
This was a head-dance, the taken head being simulated by a ball of fern-tree pith stuck on a spear fixed in the ground.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
WORDS RELATED TO PITH
- be-all and end-all
- bottom line
- chief constituent
- main idea
- name of game
- staying power
- true grit
- what it takes
- bottom line
- name of the game
- nature of the beast
- nitty gritty
- nuts and bolts
- punch line
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