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Word Example of - chest

    Example Sentences for chest

    My ribs were ready to burst, but I could no longer get enough air into my chest.

    I made up my mind while I heard you talk I'd get a few things off my chest.

    Once pinned, with my knee on what I made out to be its chest, I knew that I was victor.

    Taking a key from his belt, he unlocked the chest and raised its lid.

    All males have dark flecks or reticulations on the throat; in some individuals the chest and belly are heavily flecked.

    There was no movement of her chest to tell him that she even breathed.

    If his officers seized a chest of the forbidden drug, we were not entitled to complain; nor did we complain.

    He dropped his head on to his chest and was considering something.

    Taland thanked her, and loaded the chest on his shoulder, but carefully, lest he should wake the child too soon.

    But we must not forget that the robe is not always locked up in a chest.

Word Origin & History of - chest

    Word Origin & History

    chest O.E. cest "box, coffer," from P.Gmc. *kista, an early borrowing from L. cista, from Gk. kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1530, replacing breast, on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs. Chest of drawers is from 1599.

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