of, like, or pertaining to a thump.
strikingly great, immense, exceptional, or impressive; resounding: a thumping victory at the polls.
- thump·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use thumping in a sentence
With about a minute left in the first half of the Arizona Cardinals’ Week 4 thumping of the Los Angeles Rams, Kyler Murray showed off.
I lived on a quiet street near a beach and would open a window to listen for the telltale thumping of waves.Ocean Lovers, This Little-Known Book from the Sixties Is Required Reading | jversteegh | October 25, 2021 | Outside Online
Mitchell put together a memorable March Madness for the Baylor Bears that culminated in a thumping of Kispert’s Bulldogs.NBA Teams Love Young Lottery Picks. These 3 ‘Old’ Players Might Change Their Minds. | Santul Nerkar (firstname.lastname@example.org) | July 28, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Last year, the team’s Turkey Day thumping of the Cowboys sparked a December run to capture the NFC East crown, but this season, it gets the Monday night slot after the holiday against Seattle.Washington’s schedule includes three prime-time games and matchups with Chiefs and Bucs | Sam Fortier | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The margin was almost identical to last month’s 41-24 loss at Alabama and a bit better than last year’s 37-10 thumping at the hands of LSU in the SEC title game.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done | Patrick Stevens | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
Bible-thumping Louisiana Sen. David Vitter was outed as a john for the “D.C. Madam” in 2007.‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale | Amanda Marcotte | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a time when the bigoted, Bible-thumping crowd ran roughshod over D.C. Now, not so much.Sympathy for the Devils: Scenes From the Social Conservative Collapse | Olivia Nuzzi | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I also wanted to ask you about the chest-thumping scene in The Wolf of Wall Street.Matthew McConaughey Discusses His Golden Globe Victory, ‘True Detective,’ and More | Marlow Stern | January 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His “bible thumping” takes him away from Portland often, to cities as far as D.C. and New Orleans.
These day he engages the political world with tub-thumping opinion columns in the Spanish daily El Pais.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa | Michael Moynihan | October 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She paused for a fraction of a second, while his heart went thumping against his ribs.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Oh, the wildness of that sound—and the thumping of the heart of the hunter, and the breathless suspense, and the burning desire.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
And my heart began thumping until I feared its beating would be audible at a distance.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
But the least thinking of him sufficed to set her heart to thumping again; and so she shrunk from that train of thought.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
The men were all at their dinner, when I heard the boat thumping under the main channels.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for thumping
(prenominal) slang huge or excessive: a thumping loss
- thumpingly, adverb
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