Finger in a sentence

The word "finger" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of finger and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Finger

  • One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extremities of the hand, other than the thumb.
  • Anything that does the work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine;
  • a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
  • The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
  • Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
  • To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
  • To touch lightly; to toy with.
  • To perform on an instrument of music.
  • To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
  • To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
  • To execute, as any delicate work.
  • To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
  • one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
  • any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
  • the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  • indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
  • examine by touch
  • feel or handle with the fingers
  • search for on the computer

How to use finger in a sentence. Finger pronunciation.

Finding a division in the tapestry, he ran his fingers quickly and heavily down the crack between.
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To Nahoum Pasha, Dim had said, as the former left the Palace, a cigarette between his fingers: "Sleep not nor slumber, Nahoum.
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The lean, dark figure of Mizraim bowed low; the long, slow fingers touched the forehead, the breast, and the lips.
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Again he examined the body, and ran his fingers over the face and neck.
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He motioned, and Nahoum laid his fingers also on the spot.
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A cigarette was between his fingers.
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Nahoum raised his eyes to the ceiling as though in amiable inquiry, and began to finger a string of beads as a nun might tell her paternosters.
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He watched the flies on the wall abstractedly; he listened to the early peripatetic salesmen crying their wares in the streets leading to the Palace; he stroked his cadaverous cheek with yellow fingers; he listened anxiously for a footstep.
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Presently he straightened himself up, and his fingers ran down the front of his coat to make sure that it was buttoned from top to bottom.
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Harrik's face turned pale; the stem of the narghileh shook in his fingers.
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But there would be no spoil for them-no slaves with swelling breasts and lips of honey; no straight-limbed servants of their pleasure to wait on them with caressing fingers; no rich spoils carried back from the fields of war to the mud hut, the earth oven, and the thatched roof; no rings of soft gold and necklaces of amber snatched from the fingers and bosoms of the captive and the dead.
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She touched the food with her fingers, but did not eat.
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The man who thought a tarantula had "got him" was mistaken-only a crack in a box had caught his finger.
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For by a Ring on his Finger, and the Gold Buttons on his Shirt, which was all he carried off, they supposed his other Rigging was suitable thereto; which made Mr. _Constable_ so kind as to lend him his Night-gown, to cover his Nakedness.
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Before I proceed, pray tell me the Price of that Diamond Ring you wear upon your Finger: Why what wou'd you do with that, replies the Beau; I woud'nt part with my Ring for an hundred Guineas, for it cost me above Four-score, and I had a great Peniworth in it; and if you'd have me to give her that, this is all Trick and Cheat; and I am only Funn'd out of five Guineas for nothing.
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And coming to the Goldsmith's Shop, he pulls his Ring off of his Finger, and asks him what he'll give him for't: The Goldsmith having look'd upon it, told him he'd give him Seventy Guineas for it.
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His hands and feet turned cold, his eyes glowed, and the power to move even a finger had wholly deserted him; only his lips twitched, and his inward eye, looking back on the past with preternaturally sharpened vision, saw, far away and beyond, the last frightful hour.
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The Gaul remembered a certain gold ring with a finely carved onyx, which long years ago he had taken from Glycera's finger, for she had another one like it, and which he had given to Sirona on the day of their marriage.
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She wore a ring with a finely cut onyx on her finger, elegant ear-rings in her ears, and on her left arm a bracelet.
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But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
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Examples of Finger

Example #1
It came upon the button of a spring.
Example #2
He sprang towards the wall and examined it swiftly.
Example #3
He had prompted old Diaz Pasha to speak of him as a reincarnation, so separate and withdrawn he seemed at the end of the evening, yet with an uncanny mastery in his dark brown eyes.
Example #4
This still Quaker, with the white shining face and pontifical hat, with his address of "thee" and "thou," and his forms of speech almost Oriental in their imagery and simplicity, himself an archaism, had impressed them with a sense of power.
Example #5
Presently the door opened, and he stepped inside.
Example #6
Three times he tapped in the same way.