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  1. (well thumbed when postpositive) (of a copy of a book) having the pages marked from frequent turning
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Contemporary Examples of well-thumbed

Historical Examples of well-thumbed

  • Stella was there now, with a well-thumbed copy of “Pride and Prejudice” in her hand.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Gaspare ran for the candles while Salvatore got the cards, well-thumbed and dirty.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Walter Scott is there, and rows of well-thumbed volumes of Henty.

  • Hark back to your well-thumbed Lavengro and you will find, if you do not remember, his reasons.

    Tommy Wideawake

    H. H. Bashford

  • It opened at a well-thumbed spot and she tore a leaf from the binding.

    The Bail Jumper

    Robert J. C. Stead