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


The Stein-boc is one of the slenderest and most graceful of antelopes.

The thread of story upon which these sketches are strung is of the slenderest.

The grounds for applause and gratulation were really of the slenderest.

I knew the sword of Damocles was hanging by the slenderest of threads—and resigned.

And where had Siddons gone that day after landing at Vitry on the slenderest excuse?

"Marna" alone was outstanding; and it carried but the slenderest anticipations.

Ten toes behind and eight before, sharp-pointed toes that grip the slenderest twig, and catch the slightest foothold in the bark.

She has a delicate face, with big brown eyes, and her fingers are the slenderest of appendages to her atoms of hands.

I had not meant, however, to expatiate upon his defects, which are of the slenderest and most venial kind.

They saw the slenderest, barest crescent of a new moon practically hidden in the sunset glow.