Definitions of Dabbing

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Usage examples for Dabbing

  1. " It's a terrible blow to me," ses George Hatchard, dabbing his eyes. – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
  2. " It will be a real manifestation of Providence if we ever reach England again," she cried, dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  3. " Awful," said Maw, dabbing at hers. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  4. In the poignant stillness of the place he could hear the heavy flakes of snow dabbing softly at the glass. – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  5. With head oft dabbing in the flood They fish all day the weedy mud, And tumbler- like are bobbing there, Heels topsy turvy in the air. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  6. Some one rushed up with a sponge and began dabbing his face. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  7. But outside in the hall she stood for a few moments, dabbing at her eyes with a quite fashionably small handkerchief. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  8. Avery turned towards him instinctively, to see him dabbing the table with his handkerchief. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  9. Up comes the Tachina, who, finding a clean skin, all sleek with fat, loses no time in dabbing her eggs upon it. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  10. " I'm sure he is my 'usband," ses the woman, dabbing her eyes. – Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  11. " I am not surprised," said Mrs. Kingdom, dabbing her eyes; " I expected it somehow. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  12. Presently his ear caught a little sniff, and looking down, saw her dabbing her eyes with her handkerchief. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  13. He turned and walked away, dabbing his handkerchief tenderly to the bruise and sympathizing with himself. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  14. Captain Mainwaring- Rotherby's own second, a man of quick, fierce passions- utterly unable to control himself, fell upon his lordship and beat him to the ground with his hands, cursing him and heaping abuse upon him with every blow; whilst delicate Mr. Falgate, in the background, sick to the point of faintness, stood dabbing his lips with his handkerchief and swearing that he would rot before he allowed himself again to be dragged into an affair of honor. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  15. " Because I didn't feel like a helpless mouse," returned Elinor, dabbing her eyes with her pocket handkerchief to remove the last traces of tears from them. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  16. Flora broke the silence, dabbing at her face with her handkerchief as she spoke. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  17. Lightly dabbing her eyelids with a pocket powder- puff, she went back to the cottage. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  18. She ate slowly, her little finger at right angle to her movements, masticating with closed lips, her napkin constantly dabbing up at them. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  19. The gauze wings of eloquence, unsteeled by vanity, will not bear this repeated dabbing with prose glue, so David collapsed and Talboys conquered-" spell" benumbed " charm." – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English