stretch forth


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stretch forth - thrust or extend outstretch forth - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
hyperextend - extend a joint beyond its normal range; "Don't hyperextend your elbow"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
References in classic literature ?
In that blessed age all things were in common; to win the daily food no labour was required of any save to stretch forth his hand and gather it from the sturdy oaks that stood generously inviting him with their sweet ripe fruit.
Stretch forth thy hand, thou who art mighty to save to the uttermost, and rescue this lost one.
The hard-working but silent orchestra gave her the cue, and, without making a sound, she began to move her lips, stretch forth her arms, and sway her body, as though she were really singing.
You have left, O Hector, sorrow unutterable to your parents, and my own grief is greatest of all, for you did not stretch forth your arms and embrace me as you lay dying, nor say to me any words that might have lived with me in my tears night and day for evermore.