Definitions of knocking

  1. the sound of knocking ( as on a door or in an engine or bearing); " the knocking grew louder"
  2. of Knock
  3. A beating; a rap; a series of raps.
  4. Act of one who beats with a hard substance, as on a door.

Quotes of knocking

  1. I believe that I am only at a beginning, only knocking at a door, and I believe that the best is yet to come. – Pat Buckley
  2. Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death. – Geezer Butler
  3. That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station. – Johnny Cash
  4. You look at the fact that for millions of years species on earth have been developing and we've been knocking them off at like a hundred a day. – Jon Fishman
  5. Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open. – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  6. I took the name Green Destiny from- well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light. – Ang Lee
  7. A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door. – Joan Lunden
  8. I consider myself very lucky. God has a funny way of bringing some things around and knocking you in the head with the ultimate destination. Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. It came in His time, not mine. – Jim Morris
  9. Those offers come in now and again. They're not knocking down my door. I'm only an old character actor, and I'm not needed. – Carroll O'Connor
  10. You should have seen me in my Catholic school girl skirt with my knees knocking together. – Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
  11. After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that's what he did to get rid of people. – Guy Ritchie
  12. I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. – Jimmy Swaggart
  13. I'm not knocking the poor homosexual, I'm not. They need salvation just like anybody else. – Jimmy Swaggart
  14. Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do. – Kathleen Winsor

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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