A century ago, miscalculation was greatly to blame for thrusting Europe into a conflagration.
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.
"I'm done crying now," she announced, springing to her feet and thrusting Belinda back into the trunk.
He smiled, thrusting his hand into the breast of the velvet coat.
We really can refrain from thrusting our children any more into those hot-beds of the self-conscious disease, schools.
He cannot learn anatomy by thrusting an exploring needle into the body.
A thick-leaved beech bough, thrusting in among the willow branches, effectually concealed him.
The impulse to do this was so strong that only by thrusting the letter into her pocket could she resist it.
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.