Definitions of pushing

  1. The act of forcing one's way in business, or into a position in society. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Pressing forward in business: enterprising: vigorous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Pressing forward in business; enterprising. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for pushing

  1. Then, roughly pushing Laura aside, she drew him to the light and again scrutinised him, while the others looked on in silence, subdued by the confidence in her own power of this old and withered savage. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  2. This was pushing me hard, and I was on the point of declaring myself conquered when a bright idea struck me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt