Usage examples for thumping

  1. Fatima seized her by the hair and administered a sound thumping. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  2. But he had obeyed his instructions and sent Creighton a sign that started the detective's heart to thumping. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  3. He instantly jumped out of the cart, rushed up to them, and began shouting at them, thumping his fists and gesticulating for about five minutes. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  4. Suddenly- a vibration, a dull thumping sound in the soil of the bank immediately beside him. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. The body's thumping had hardly had the power to begin with. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  6. When I roused, it was Kitty's voice at the piano, but no change in the quality of the song or the thumping; and Hortense was stepping on deck. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  7. I have been listening so hard for the sound of her foot or her voice that when I try to listen I can't hear for the thumping of my heart in my ears. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  8. Even though the speed was now high, the tremendous thumping to be heard in the cab was as alive with strained effort and as slow in beat as the breathing of a half- drowned man. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  9. The two whom he followed walked more in the open, with their shadows, as black as ink, walking along in the sand beside them, and now, in the dead, breathless stillness, might be heard, dull and heavy, the distant thumping, pounding roar of the Atlantic surf, beating on the beach at the other side of the sand hills, half a mile away. – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  10. Men fell heavily thumping on the floor where he rushed along. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  11. He leaned against Koa, his heart thumping wildly. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  12. One clenched hand was fiercely thumping his shoulder. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  13. " No, no, Mrs Sarson, the note is quite good," said the lawyer, putting on his business mask, and looking quite calm, though his heart was thumping heavily. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  14. " It's a great old plan you have there, Roger," cried Tom, thumping his friend affectionately on the shoulder. – Ethel Morton at Rose House by Mabell S. C. Smith
  15. And this was a relief to Amory's thumping heart. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  16. I gave him a bad thumping. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  17. And he kept thumping the floor with his tail as if he were trying to keep time with the tune. – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  18. " The spoon goes in the side- table drawer with the other silver, and the saucer and cup in those shelves there behind the glass doors where the china belongs," continued Cousin Ann, thumping hard with her iron on a napkin and not looking up at all, " and don't forget your apple as you go out. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  19. Came a thumping noise, and a wail, not loud, but unmistakable. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower