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Synonyms for forefinger

the finger next to the thumb

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Bucket, in the foremost emblazoned carriage, uses his two fat forefingers to hold the lattice a hair's breadth open while he looks.
He stood with his head on one side and himself on one side, in a bullying interrogative manner, and he threw his forefinger at Mr.
Stryver, shaking his forensic forefinger at the Temple in general, when it was down, "my way out of this, is, to put you all in the wrong.
But Pollyanna found it, and ran her shaking forefinger down through the C's to "Chilton.
Suiting the action to the word, he thrust her rather suddenly and prematurely into a chair, and designing to reassure her by a little harmless jocularity, such as is adapted to please and fascinate the sex, converted his right forefinger into an ideal bradawl or gimlet, and made as though he would screw the same into her side-- whereat Miss Miggs shrieked again, and evinced symptoms of faintness.
His wit consisted in discovering droll connections between incongruous ideas; and when talking in that strain he sat well forward of his seat, with his left hand raised, as if exhibiting his funny demonstrations between the thumb and forefinger, while his round and clean-shaven face wore an expression of merry perplexity.
Guess I can fix that for you," he remarked, running his forefinger down one of the pages.
The excited man breathed into his face, peered into his eyes, pounded upon his chest with a shaking forefinger, demanded, compelled attention.
In all her walks about the town, Pearl, too, was there: first as the babe in arms, and afterwards as the little girl, small companion of her mother, holding a forefinger with her whole grasp, and tripping along at the rate of three or four footsteps to one of Hester's.
And turning to the Psychologist, he took that individual's hand in his own and told him to put out his forefinger.
This is my third daughter," said Athelny, pointing to her with a dramatic forefinger.
He tapped them with his forefinger, and the Prince nodded thoughtfully.