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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THRUSTING

He drew the cane out of the sand, thrusting the stick down in its stead.

"Yes, it is," said Letty breathlessly, thrusting it in and shutting the bag.

In one bound Hilary was at the door slide, thrusting it open.

Present, in his thrusting course, showed a bold and mighty arm.

Miss Burgoyne and her donkey were thrusting their heads in at the half door.

He would not believe the lie that fate was thrusting down his throat.

Anxiety was thrusting her heart up into her throat to choke her.

The girl leaned forward, thrusting—as if by an effort—some of her faintness from her.

"Devil take you, fool," snapped Gonzaga, thrusting him roughly from his perch.

But Luar had spoken of thrusting them into the base of the Cone!

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old Norse þrysta "to thrust, force," from Proto-Germanic *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud- "push, press" (see threat), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "principal theme, aim, point, purpose" is recorded from 1968.

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