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Definitions of knocking

  1. the sound of knocking ( as on a door or in an engine or bearing); " the knocking grew louder"
  2. Act of one who beats with a hard substance, as on a door.
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Usage examples for knocking

  1. " I thought I heard a- a sort of knocking," said the bull. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  2. An hour later, when Owen was thinking of getting up, a knocking came to the front door. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  3. That was the mother knocking at our door, And we must take the children home to us. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  4. If they were, these poor children wouldn't be knocking about in a strange country." – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  5. " I've been knocking for five minutes," he announced. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  6. I took the rascal, his knees knocking under him, straight to the ordinary where the English merchants chiefly forgathered. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  7. And oh, Martha, by- the- bye, what was that knocking in the nursery last night after we were in bed? – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  8. For some time she had not courage to answer, till, the knocking being repeated, she faintly asked who was at the door. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  9. He capsized backward into Shand, knocking him off his seat as well. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  10. The door sprang open, knocking down the German, who, in falling, gave a terrible cry. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  11. You have gained, my dear lady, while I have been knocking about the world. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  12. And then the knocking began again. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  13. " No, you nincom'," began Mr. Jope- when a loud knocking on the outer door interrupted him. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. If I met Robert Audley in those lonely gardens, as I- The current of her thoughts was interrupted by a cautious knocking at her door. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  15. Opening the door without knocking I entered, and found Mrs. Crantock, looking pale and anxious, but I could nowhere see Naomi. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  16. She walked towards the door which separated her from the sitting- room where she had left her husband, and opened it without knocking. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. There, some one is knocking again. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. Well, he'd better begin to stop knocking me around when he's mad, or I'll run away. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
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