vein


vein
01. The [veins] in his hands are really thick and easy to see under the skin.
02. It took the nurse a while to find a [vein] big enough to take a blood sample from the old woman.
03. His books treat very serious subjects in a humorous [vein].
04. They found a rich [vein] of gold running through the rock in the area.
05. The new discovery of a [vein] of high quality silver running through the rock here has generated a great deal of excitement in the mining industry.
06. The children put a piece of thin paper on the leaves, and then rubbed them with pencils, producing a clear image of each leaf, complete with [veins].
07. The heroin addict was always trying to find a new, healthy [vein] to inject the drug into.
08. The second lecturer spoke in a similar [vein] to the first.
09. The wings of the insect are transparent so you can see all the [veins] running through them.
10. He had cut his arm quite badly so she put pressure on the [vein] to stop the bleeding.
11. Whenever he gets really stressed out, you can see a big [vein] sticking out on his forehead.
12. Thomas Carlyle once said that a [vein] of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.
13. To draw attention to their noble blood, women of the royal courts of Louis XVI drew blue [veins] on their necks and shoulders.
14. When I have a bad headache, I can feel the pressure in a [vein] at my temple.
15. The doctors injected some blue dye in a [vein] in his leg, so they could observe it as it made its way to his heart.

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