Knock in a sentence

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

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Definition of Knock

  • To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
  • To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
  • To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.
  • To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.
  • To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
  • To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
  • To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.
  • A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
  • A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
  • the act of hitting vigorously
  • negative criticism
  • a bad experience
  • the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
  • a vigorous blow
  • find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  • deliver a sharp blow or push
  • knock against with force or violence
  • rap with the knuckles
  • sound like a car engine that is firing too early
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface

How to use knock in a sentence. Knock pronunciation.

That mind has generous moments, David, for he took to being thankful for thy knocks.
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One of them took her by the Hand, and Began to grow very familiar with her; and found he might have any Kindness from her which he had a mind to, for asking; but the other seeing him ingross the wench to himself, began to Storm, and Knock, and Call, at a strange rate; upon which the man of the House came up presently, and desir'd to know what was the matter?
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He shook the door that closed in the homestead, and found it locked; the watch-dogs roused themselves, and gave tongue, when Phoebicius turned to Petrus' house, and began to knock at the door with the brazen knocker, at first softly and then with growing anger; he considered it as certain that his wife had sought and found protection under the senator's roof.
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Before either of them spoke again a postman's knock sounded at the house-door, and Emmeline went to see what letter had been delivered.
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Nothing is more delightful than to knock down a husky ruffian who has insulted the woman you love; but it is a desperate undertaking, and rarely crowned with success.
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When I had been there I do not know how long, I heard footsteps in the empty hall, and in a moment a knock at my door.
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She answered the knock, when, without a word, a stranger placed an envelope in her hand and immediately rode away.
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While thus engaged, a knock was heard at the door, which the artist hastened to open.
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I heard a knock at the door.
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While pondering what course to pursue, a knock was heard, and, on opening the door, a lady, with a bundle in her hand, inquired if she could do a little work for her.
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She resolved to pray for him at noon for eighteen months, and at the expiration of that time, her knocking not having been responded to, she exclaimed, "_Lord, I will pray for him, every day, and at all hours, as long as life lasts_." That day the Lord heard her knock, and gave her the desire of her heart, in the conversion of her husband.
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There came a knock at the door, and Mary Woodruff, a wax-taper in her hand, entered to light the gas.
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Don't be afraid; if any one runs up against you, I'll knock him down.
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I think myself just as good as anybody else I'll knock the man down that sneers at me; and I won't thank anybody for pitying me; that's the sort of chap I am.
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Fanny reprimanded her for neglecting to knock.
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Just when his nervousness was becoming intolerable, there sounded a knock.
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The knock he had anticipated-timid, brief.
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You mean that no one would knock, if he saw your outer door closed.
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The knock sounded again, loud and prolonged.
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She knew the hours of postal delivery, and listened with throbbing heart to the double knocks at neighbouring houses.
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Examples of Knock

Example #1
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #2
He welcomed me, and soon opened his whole mind.
Example #3
Why you Impudent Rascal, says he, have you but one Whore in the House, that you make me thus stand empty-handed, like a Jack-a-napes, while my Companion's trading with the other?
Example #4
As an instance whereof, not long since two Men went into a House, to drink, not thinking it to be a Bawdy-House; but as soon as the Beer was brought in, there came in a Female Creature to 'em, who quickly let 'em understand what she was, and also in what sort of House they were got.
Example #5
He could have shouted with rage and anguish, and yet he hardly thought of his wife and the danger of losing her, but only of Polykarp and the disgrace he had wrought upon him, and the reparation he would exact from him, and his parents, who had dared to tamper with his household rights-his, the imperial centurion's. What was Sirona to him?
Example #6
That she could have swung herself out into the road, and have set out in the night for the open desert, had not yet entered into his mind.