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Definitions of sticking

  1. a. & amp; n. from Stick, v.
  2. A thrust.
  3. Adhering.

Usage examples for sticking

  1. I see the butt of it sticking out. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  2. Just the same, he reflected, this will teach him a lesson, maybe, and it may lead to his sticking more closely to regulations and the training table. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  3. " I suppose they'll all be sticking me for alterations and repairs now I've come back," he said. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  4. Davy had never been there before, and great was his surprise when he saw a huge thing standing on dry land, with great pieces of wood of all shapes sticking round it, like the skeleton of a whale; but greater still was his surprise when the fisherman said, " There, lad, that's the ship." – The Life of a Ship by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. " I wouldn't like to live in a little bit of a house sticking out on the 'pike like that," said aunt Corinne to her nephew. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  6. Sticking swords through old wives feather beds is safer work than sticking them through rebels. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  7. I mean, no sticking that kris of yours into a fellow on the sly. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. I s'pose you think that by sticking away off yonder where the grass is long nobody will suspicion you. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  9. Don't make a damned fool of yourself by sticking to the bridge. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  10. But the pole was sticking out- and no canoe was attached to it. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  11. We'll gain nothing by sticking to it now and we'll run a chance of losing everything. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  12. This steady sticking to the material side of things, I think, has given our race its dominion over matter; the want of it has caused the African to be notably behind us in this, and far behind those Asiatic races who regard matter and spirit as separate in essence, a thing that is not in the mind either of the Englishman or the African. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  13. You don't catch me sticking to this camp by my lonely. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  14. Three arrows aimed, not at the king but at Mena himself, were sticking in the charioteer's shield, and by chance he saw written on the shaft of one of them the words " Death to Mena." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. How foolish of Uncle Garrett to try and be funny at a time like that, and what a pity it was that his tie was sticking out at one end so much farther than at the other. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  16. It means sticking at nothing, in your service. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  17. At that moment Ontario was sitting up at a high desk behind the ledger which he hated, and was sticking to business as well as he knew how to stick to it. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. " When once roused, Fatima was more resolute than I. " 'Of course we'll go, ' said she; 'what's the use of having written out all our good rules and sticking at this? – Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  19. Anyway, I took the electric motor and mounted it on a wooden box with its shaft sticking up. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  20. It's something else entirely to go sticking my nose into other people's business. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
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