- (well thumbed when postpositive) (of a copy of a book) having the pages marked from frequent turning
Examples from the Web for well-thumbed Contemporary Examples of well-thumbed
He opens the briefcase to reveal hundreds of well-thumbed sheets of paper filled with typewritten words.
February 23, 2014
His well-thumbed copy of Herodotus, with its intriguing mementos inside, underscores the historic context.
May 24, 2011
Historical Examples of well-thumbed
Stella was there now, with a well-thumbed copy of “Pride and Prejudice” in her hand.
Gaspare ran for the candles while Salvatore got the cards, well-thumbed and dirty.
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.
H. H. Bashford
It opened at a well-thumbed spot and she tore a leaf from the binding.
Robert J. C. Stead