Fingering in a sentence

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Definition of Fingering

  • The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers.
  • The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in typewriting, etc.
  • The marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or regulate the action or use of the fingers.
  • Delicate work made with the fingers.
  • touching something with the fingers
  • the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument

How to use fingering in a sentence. Fingering pronunciation.

For she had a very great mind to be fingering of the fifty Guineas, and was laying a Plot how to come at them.
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Her hand went down to the hem of Katharine's skirt, and, fingering a line of fur, she bent her head as if to examine it.
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The room, with its combination of luxury and bareness, its silk dressing-gowns and crimson slippers, its shabby carpet and bare walls, had a powerful air of Katharine herself; she stood in the middle of the room and enjoyed the sensation; and then, with a desire to finger what her cousin was in the habit of fingering, Cassandra began to take down the books which stood in a row upon the shelf above the bed.
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She was fingering, painfully and with fear, yet with strange hope, too, the discovery which she had stumbled upon unexpectedly that night.
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His delight at fingering the crisp proceeds of Anstruther's check sent him to the Ouchy steamer in the very happiest of moods, and, his cup was running over when the birdlike Miss Genie Forbes descended upon him to announce a meeting on the morrow at Montreux.
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And there he paused, the sling in his right hand, His left hand fingering the pouch of pebbles, While Israel fearing murmured, and the hosts Of Philistine derision rocked the noon.
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She sat for some time after he had gone, fingering the blank white envelope and wondering, a little frightened but very proud of his trust.
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He had been fingering a switch as he spoke.
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Never before had the old Baroness manifested so ardent a desire to win, or so keen a joy in fingering the old gentleman's gold pieces.
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This one eyed us meaningly, but Sherry gave him a reassuring nod, and our talk went on, while the blind man was fingering the money we had just given him.
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One of his men was nervously fingering the trigger of his submachine gun.
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The reporter found the old man sitting on the porch of his Iber City shack, thoughtfully chewing tobacco and fingering his home-made cane.
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An observer would note the stammerer or stutterer in this condition fingering his coat lapels, putting his hands in his pockets and removing them again, biting his finger nails, constantly shifting eyes, head, arms and feet about.
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As soon as father had bought it she astonished us by a persistent fingering of the keys, which produced a feeble melody.
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I paced the pavement, fingering the coppers in my pocket, eyeing the stall, two appetites at combat within me.
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Then, fingering her weeds, she glanced about the chamber.
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Her hands, just meticulously washed, had that feeling of being dirty which comes from roughening of the epidermis caused by a day spent in fingering stuffs.
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Somebody would half-whisper a remark, and then his neighbour, absently fingering her bread and lifting gaze from her plate into vacancy, would conscientiously weigh the remark and half-whisper in reply: "I dare say.
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But I could not slay a helpless man, even this one, though I sat fingering the dagger for a long while.
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Less exhaustively, but with much of the old exultation in her house, this was done for the last time, and then there was the bringing out of her own clothes, and the spreading of them upon the bed and the pleased fingering of them, and the consultations about which should be left behind.
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Examples of Fingering

Example #1
And since the Man of Quality that was to meet her fail'd, she was resolv'd not to spend her time altogether idly.
Example #2
And therefore having Paid for the Pint of Wine she had call'd for, she attended the two Gentlemens motion; and finding they were ready to go (she having taken a distinct view of them thro' a hole in the wall) went out first herself, and waited in a convenient place for their coming out, which was soon after.
Example #3
I like this fur," she said, "I like your clothes.
Example #4
The imagination of this loneliness frightened her, and yet to speak-to lose her loneliness, for it had already become dear to her, was beyond her power.
Example #5
In most houses this shelf is the ledge upon which the last relics of religious belief lodge themselves as if, late at night, in the heart of privacy, people, skeptical by day, find solace in sipping one draught of the old charm for such sorrows or perplexities as may steal from their hiding-places in the dark.
Example #6
Glancing round, she thought that the bills stuck upon a skewer and stood for ornament upon the mantelpiece were astonishingly like Katharine, There wasn't a photograph of William anywhere to be seen.