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synonyms for thumbing

  • address
  • advise
  • feel
  • greet
  • accost
  • beseech
  • confer
  • consult
  • entreat
  • implore
  • plead
  • propose
  • supplicate
  • thumb
  • tumble
  • appeal to
  • apply to
  • feel one out
  • give a play
  • give a tumble
  • make advance
  • make overture
  • make up to
  • sound out
  • speak to
  • take aside
  • talk to
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antonyms for thumbing

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  • answer
  • depart
  • distance
  • go away
  • leave
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          How to use thumbing in a sentence

          The gesture unnerved him for a moment, and he had to go thumbing over the page to find his place.
          THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
          "He's a big guy all right," he observed, thumbing toward the vanishing driver.
          HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
          "Hey, what about that nest of vampires down there," Urson said, thumbing viciously toward the black behind them.
          THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
          Drew raised a sheath of papers from his desk, turned with the chair, and started thumbing over the data he had accumulated.
          WHISPERING WIRESHENRY LEVERAGE
          Wes leaped at him, his steely fingers thumbing into the man's throat and throttling its scream to a gasping choke.
          ASTOUNDING STORIES, JULY, 1931VARIOUS
          Only last summer, we found a freight conductor thumbing his “Sartor Resartus,” and discussing Carlyle as a stylist.
          THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
          And expensive, unless I wished to demean myself by thumbing rides—a difficult thing to do, burdened as I was by the pump.
          GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
          He was in deep contemplation of a pile of green paper which he was thumbing over.
          MR. DOOLEY: IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMENFINLEY PETER DUNNE
          The door of my office was open and Adolphi was thumbing through the pile of script I had been working on.
          JANET HARDY IN RADIO CITYRUTHE S. WHEELER
          The Greeks did not p. 42speak of “thumbing” but of “walking up and down” on a volume (πατεῖν).
          THE LIBRARYANDREW LANG
          SYNONYM OF THE DAY
          OCTOBER 26, 1985
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