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


He is very feverish; he awakes at every instant, almost, and then plies me with questions.

And it's a fine trade that she plies, selling other people's milk.

He plies the slow, unhonoured, and unpaid task of observation.

Night after night she plies her task, and she comes first to him who longs for her most.

The folds, the creases, and the plies instil life into the work.

If Ned plies his game well he will bring Ellen round to love him yet.

He plies between Falmouth and Plymouth, sir, once a week regular.

He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation.

Philothea plies her distaff as busily as Lachesis spinning the thread of mortal life.

Meanwhile, the villain who betrayed her still maintains his standing in society, and plies his arts to win another victim.