• WordNet 3.6
    • n jostling the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.”
  • William Blake
    “Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.”
  • Lord Byron
    “The best way will be to avoid each other without appearing to do so -- or if we jostle, at any rate not to bite.”


In literature:

Seldom now did I have occasion to go to my bag, and be jostled by the crowd who were making their wardrobe in a heap.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
The papers became animate, incarnate, they jostled one another, they trampled on one another, in a wild rush of suffering humanity.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Many pictures jostled past, strange scenes, and trees, and flowers, and people; and she saw them and knew them all.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
We were jostled and jolted, till every bone ached again.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
In the foyer there was a prodigious crush of opera cloaks, silk hats, and cigars, all jostling together.
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
He has broke sev'ral casters tryin' to jostle her into doin' it again, but somehow she won't.
"Sonny, A Christmas Guest" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
As he passed through the door somebody leapt from a cab carrying something in his hands, and jostled against him.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
The thousands jostled Terry, and knocked her hat awry, and dug her with unheeding elbows, and stepped on her feet.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Fisher, of Philadelphia, jostling right and left in his haste, made his way toward her.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 1" by Various
Just then, a girl passing, jostled against her and knocked down her parasol.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various

In poetry:

The eager people come and go
In jostling crowds the livelong day;
No hours of rest they see or know
Above the ground, or down below -
The "get there god" bears constant sway.
"Butte" by Aaron Southwick
I am not strong or valiant,
I would not join the fight
Or jostle with crowds in the highways
To sully my garments white;
But I have rights as a woman, and here I claim my right.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge
Half-drunken yet from earthly revelries,
Would wipe with flower-wreathed hair Thy bleeding Feet,
Jostling about Thee but to stay the heat
Of pale parched lips in Thy cool chalices.
"Christ, For Whose Only Love I Keep" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
The drivers whirled their beasts about,
And beat them on with shoutings great;
The nosebags slipped, the feed flew out,
The water-buckets reeled, the rout
Went jostling onward to the gate.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Or, in the jostling crowd, to slip, and fall, and see,
How many men will scoff at your adversity,
And though your heart may ache, you must not shed a tear,
But plan, and push, and work, and smother all your fear.
"Advice To An Ambitious Youth" by John Henry Kimble
And as for the High Street, it's most beautiful to see,
There's no street can surpass it in the town of Dundee,
Because it is so long and wide,
That the people can pass on either side
Without jostling one another
Or going to any bother.
"Bonnie Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jostling ongoing over Doig job request.
The northside venue felt overrun by black, latino and asian teenagers, all hopped up on adrenaline, jostling for entry, laughing too loud, and spitting poetry.
Traversing divisive issues, churches jostle typical labels.
As 'fiscal cliff' nears, business groups jostle for ear of White House, Congress.
Factions within Syria's main overseas opposition group jostled for influence on Monday ahead of a push for unity to gain international support and, they hope, better weapons to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
Samsung SAFE Seeks to Jostle RIM From Enterprise Security Throne.
WB, Fox jostle for 2009 bragging rights.
Saarlight Slight Choice in Philly's Jostle .
Saarlight is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the Jostle Stakes at Philadelphia Park.
Jostling in the 2016 race already.
England defenders jostling for Terry's place.
Nationals, Reds still jostling for best record.
Rivals Jostle Before Apple Announces New iPhone.
Jostling of cool, warm air make thunderstorms possible.
Did You Know Subway ' Jostling ' Is Against the Law.

In science:

In the meantime ground and balloon-based missions are jostling to accelerate our learning curve by providing maps at high angular resolution on small patches of the sky (up to a few degrees large).
Statistical Challenges of Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis