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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUMPING

The sails had fallen off and they were flapping and thumping and clapping in the wind.

If you weren't a boy, I would give you a thumping for what you have already said.

Cut away, carpenter, and get us rid of all this thumping as soon as possible.

They were hanging in the entry upon the door of which the captain was thumping.

Nancy looked up at her thumping and thunging, and said, "Did Mr. Kelly give it you?"

Where was my moral courage, and where was the good, honest, thumping lie that should have aided me?

Her face had paled, and her heart was thumping in great pulsations.

He seems to be thumping the bulkhead with his fists—or his head.

Razumov, whose heart was thumping hard yet, shook his head in silence.

He managed by his thumping to scare the last remnant of wits out of Jimmy.

WORD ORIGIN

"exceptionally large," colloquial, 1570s, present participle adjective from thump (v.).

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