forefinger


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forefinger

the finger next to the thumb

forefinger

[′fȯr‚fiŋ·gər]
(anatomy)
The index finger; the first finger next to the thumb.
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Tulkinghorn has seen the entry, found it before the law- stationer, read it while the forefinger was coming down the hill.
He pointed with his forefinger to three smaller boys, all rosy, healthy, and smiling, though when they felt Philip's smiling eyes upon them they looked shyly down at their plates.
The doctor tapped the advertisement with his forefinger impressively.
His forefinger tapped the copy of the Times which was lying upon the table.
Twice he closed the book on his forefinger to look at the name of the author.
He passed me, within an arm's length, lifted his right forefinger, as in warning, and without a word went on out of the room, though I observed his exit no more than I had observed his entrance.
cried Mrs Kenwigs, impressively shaking her forefinger at the small unfortunate, who might be thirteen years old, and was looking on with a singed head and a frightened face.
Your manicure will lisp softly that your left forefinger reminds her so much of a gentleman's in Richmond, Va.
He paused, and with some difficulty reached his hand into his trousers pocket and brought out a bunch of keys, singling out one between his thumb and forefinger.
There, then, with uplifted forefinger, he first put me on my guard against a considerable number of heresies, to which I had no temptation, and urged upon me to be instant in my prayers and reading of the Bible.
said Petritsky solemnly, moving his forefinger upwards from his nose.
Poor little Rosa put a forefinger into each of her ears when these rumours began to circulate, and retired into a corner, beseeching not to be told any more; but Miss Landless, begging permission of Miss Twinkleton to go and speak with her brother, and pretty plainly showing that she would take it if it were not given, struck out the more definite course of going to Mr.