• As he was answering the last few letters, he heard a hesitant knock at the door.

    NEWYORKER: Waiting

  • We had just begun the meal when there was a knock at the door.

    NEWYORKER: Amundsen

  • There was a knock at the door, but he ignored it.

    NEWYORKER: The Olympian

  • Have your aging loved ones be suspicious of anyone who solicits them, by phone, mail or in person with a knock at the door, suggesting that they are from Medicare.

    FORBES: Scammers Delight: Medicare Open Enrollment

  • I've heard the knock of the secret police at my door in the middle of the night.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Monica Crowley, Mightier Pen 2012

  • One day in mid-December, there was a knock at the kitchen-house door and he found Chance Poxley standing in the tall dead grass, wearing a small tweed fedora, shading his eyes with one hand.

    NEWYORKER: Idols

  • If you were in Pakistan, there might have been a late-night knock at your door and by now you would be in jail, like some of the other honest journalists who were bold enough to assert the primacy of reason over official bulletins, knowing they did so at their own peril.

    ECONOMIST: Pakistan's politics

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