Example sentences for: plucking

How can you use “plucking” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Around them edged subalterns, each plucking away like a blue-suited migrant worker the decorations that went up before each stop.

  • The recent twist has been to note the fact that longbows are traditionally made of yew wood, and claim that the act of drawing the bowstring was called plucking yew; the victorious English not only waved their fingers at the French, but shouted We can still pluck yew!

  • Here it's Bono (a bland Jay Underwood), dressed in a fur vest, plucking out "I Got You, Babe."

  • Decapitated fowl are chucked in to speed the plucking and goats are seared to remove the hair.

  • The Dardennes are peerless at staging and shooting rituals, such as Rosetta's day selling waffles and beer from a truck: taking an order, plucking a waffle from the iron, grabbing a beer from the shelf, counting money, making change, saying thank you, taking another order … It's easy to dismiss films that make grandiose statements about how people ought to live but never convincingly portray how they do.

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