01. My eyes are getting weak, and it's really difficult for me to thread my [needle].
02. Our daughter is terrified of [needles], so it's really hard to give her vaccinations.
03. The doctor gave the old woman a [needle] to help her with the pain.
04. You'll need to get some larger knitting [needles] to make this sweater.
05. The [needle] indicated we were doing about 30 miles an hour.
06. If the [needle] is in the red, it means that the battery is low.
07. After we took down the Christmas tree, the carpet was covered in pine [needles].
08. The [needles] of certain fir trees have a sweet, lemony taste to them.
09. His sister [needled] him all evening for getting in trouble at school.
10. I know I made a mistake. Stop [needling] me.
11. I can't understand it. We ran out of gas, but the [needle] indicated we still had a quarter of a tank.
12. We bought her a little sewing basket for her thread and [needles] and stuff.
13. The spread of AIDS is partly due to drug addicts sharing [needles].
14. In acupuncture, the body of the patient is pierced with special [needles] at specific points and at various angles and depths.
15. You'll have to change [needles] on the sewing machine because this fabric is very thick.
16. He fainted when he got a [needle] at the doctor's office.
17. The body of a dead junkie was found in an alley today with the [needle] still in his arm.
18. A Chinese proverb notes that a bar of iron continually ground becomes a [needle].
19. A Romanian proverb notes that the [needle] is small, but it sews expensive garments.
20. An African proverb notes that a [needle] cannot hold two threads or a mind two thoughts.
21. An Ethiopian proverb suggests that evil enters like a [needle] and spreads like an oak tree.
22. A Japanese proverb observes that getting money is like digging with a [needle], but spending it is like water soaking into the sand.
23. Sathya Sai Baba once observed that when the magnet does not attract the [needle], the fault lies in the dirt that covers up the [needle].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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