verb (used with object)
Origin of vein
Examples from the Web for vein
Rather than downing a handful of pills, I planned to take my life by opening a vein in each wrist.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“There is such a vein of intelligence and deeply steeped expertise among them,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whenever I look for a vein of sadness in Oliona it melts away.
In the decade following World War I, Hopper settled on a vein of imagery that has been his special glory ever since.
So in the vein of March Madness, here are my picks for the Final Four of the 2014 GOP championship of crazy.
No blood can pass through a vein that is closed by resistance, nor can it ever do it until resistance is suspended.Philosophy of Osteopathy|Andrew T. Still
They knew what he meant, and that when Colonel Haywood spoke in that vein he was not to be taken lightly.The Saddle Boys at Circle Ranch|James Carson
When a man feeleth himself infect, as soon as he may, let him be let blood plenteously till he swoon: then stop the vein.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
The vein in the fore-quarter ought to be bluish and firm; if yellow or green, it is very stale.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere|Alexis Soyer
On examination after death, the termination of the vein on the surface of the stump was open, and in a sloughy condition.
British Dictionary definitions for vein
Word Origin for vein
Word Origin and History for vein
c.1300, from Old French veine, from Latin vena "a blood vessel," also "a water course, a vein of metal, a person's natural ability or interest," of unknown origin. The mining sense is attested in English from late 14c. (Greek phleps "vein" had the same secondary sense). Figurative sense of "strain or intermixture" (of some quality) is recorded from 1560s; that of "a humor or mood, natural tendency" is first recorded 1570s.