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


I have worked harder than ever I did and discouragement has slapped me on the face.

Burke slapped his leg with an enthusiasm that might have broken a weaker member.

The boy wiped the warm band of his hat and slapped it on his head again.

Meg paced the floor a minute, then slapped herself into a chair.

I saw him frown, and suddenly he slapped his thigh as a man does when thought overtakes him.

There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.

Kirkwood slapped a shilling down on the ticket-window ledge.

Orley slapped his card down; it was a crucial card, the jack.

Then he slapped his leg with a sounding and triumphant slap.

He slapped his companions smartly on their backs and was slapped in turn by all of them.