Outside of the U.S. embassy, thousands of Americans and Haitians jostle daily for a ticket off the island.
They jostle against women, each made charming, even the ugliest of them, by the black lace kerchief tied about her head.
Some folk will answer that life itself settles all that, with its jostle and bustle.
They may be so unlike and incommensurable, and so inert towards one another, as never to jostle or interfere.
Singularly, the circle parted right and left in a jostle and a scramble.
The balloon made little progress, and the wind seemed as though unwilling to jostle its precious burden.
He did not seem to wear well with the people in the daily run and jostle of life.
How rudely the greedy babies push and jostle one another to get the most dinner, and how noisily they clamour for it!
Well; we, in trifling with this jingling toy, have had the ill-luck to jostle and fall out.
There she happened to jostle a lieutenant, who, not recognising her, ventured on a protest.
1540s, justle, "to knock against," formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c.1400). Meaning "to contend for the best position or place" is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c.1600.
To pick pockets: a junkie vocation known as ''jostling''/ always looking for cats who were down there jostling (1929+)