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- ‘I pointed over to the leftover boxes and gave him the pocketknife.’
- ‘After that, he shrugged and held the pocketknife down.’
- ‘Thinking quickly, I opened a pocketknife and cut Derek's ropes loose.’
- ‘Edgar pulled a pocketknife from his pocket and quickly slit through the tape.’
- ‘I reached into my back pocket and pulled out a pocketknife.’
- ‘Reaching into his back pocket, he pulled out a large pocketknife and snapped it open.’
- ‘She was afraid to struggle; she knew quite well that he kept a pocketknife in his back pocket.’
- ‘He reached under his pillow and pulled out his pocketknife.’
- ‘He opened the pocketknife to expose its glistening blade.’
- ‘The thief turned around and brandished his pocketknife.’
- ‘Silently, Shawn reached a hand into the right pocket on his jeans and withdrew a compact pocketknife, flicking it open.’
- ‘She took out her pocketknife and stabbed it into the wooden table.’
- ‘I took a small pocketknife out of my bag and cut their ropes.’
- ‘Walking forward he pulled the silver pocketknife from his pocket then started peeling the thorns off, and cutting the stems.’
- ‘I pulled it out of my pocket and found my pocketknife.’
- ‘‘You won't feel a thing,’ he whispered to me as he grabbed his pocketknife out of his pocket.’
- ‘Reaching into my right cargo pocket, I produced a small pocketknife.’
- ‘He had cut through his own by taking out a pocketknife, for he was blessed with longer arms, and he was able to reach it almost directly after she had tied him up.’
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