Blood vessels that return blood from the body tissues to the heart. (Compare arteries; see circulatory system.)

Words Nearby veins

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How to use veins in a sentence

  • They became quite jolly as cocktails and red liquor flowed and tingled their veins.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • The familiar writing made the blood race in his veins, and the instant the man was gone he tore it open.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • No one has yet gone far enough down to test the depth of the veins in any Canadian mine.

    Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
  • His face was of an ashy whiteness; the veins of his brow stood out; his dry lips were drawn.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He gripped the arms of his chair; from where she stood, she could see the veins standing out on his hands.

    Uncanny Tales | Various