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He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.

Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.

GOP leaders refused; they saw that Duke was pulling blue-collar Democrats to the party.

The fear that Pascal might weather the storm has Du Vernay, Oprah Winfrey, and other Hollywood elites pulling their punches.

But witnesses say Muataz definitely was the shooter, and he even went so far as to apologize to Glick before pulling the trigger.

"The worst of it is that one can't be certain of anything," said Papa, pulling his moustache.

Davy rushed up to the clock, and, pulling open the little door in the front of it, looked inside.

“Now this is what I call real felicity,” observed the major, pulling out a pipe which he proceeded to fill.

If only India were pulling her weight for us on the same scale, we should by now be before the gates of Vienna.

Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pulling, such as: hypnotic, irresistible, seductive, alluring, appealing, and arresting.

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