Like America at the turn of the century, a thrusting India today is a gold mine for a muckraking journalist.
One could say the company is thrusting the terms “blue balls” and “cool balls” in our face.
thrusting his 12-string guitar above his head, he unintentionally sent it ripping through the ceiling.
A century ago, miscalculation was greatly to blame for thrusting Europe into a conflagration.
"I'm done crying now," she announced, springing to her feet and thrusting Belinda back into the trunk.
In one bound Hilary was at the door slide, thrusting it open.
We really can refrain from thrusting our children any more into those hot-beds of the self-conscious disease, schools.
He would not believe the lie that fate was thrusting down his throat.
A thick-leaved beech bough, thrusting in among the willow branches, effectually concealed him.
Anxiety was thrusting her heart up into her throat to choke her.
late 12c., from Old Norse þrysta "to thrust, force," from Proto-Germanic *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud- "push, press" (see threat), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "principal theme, aim, point, purpose" is recorded from 1968.