Usage examples for dabble

  1. So real had been the illusion that I could not believe I was not soon to drink and wade and dabble in the cool waters. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. Their eyes and teeth made such a flashing as when you dabble a hand in a dark waterpool. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Why does Mr. Seward dabble in war and strategy at home? – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  4. I dabble in contributory journalism, and I could extend that as far as possible, and I might even do pretty well at it. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  5. No, no- beneath thy multiplying load Of years thou canst not tarry on the road To dabble in the blood thy leaden feet Have pressed from bosoms that have ceased to beat Of reputations margining thy way, Nor wander from the path new truth to slay. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  6. Others, more sensible, crowd round the pump, or dabble their abraded extremities in one of the countless ditches with which this country is intersected. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  7. It's only when I'm loafing that I dabble in colours." – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  8. Then his aunt let him dabble in education and gain the full thirst on the new taste buds. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  9. In order to act up to this motto, we must dabble as little as possible with affairs that do not directly concern us. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  10. He dislikes to dabble with rhyme and with measure. – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  11. Mary Stella began absently to dabble her slender brown hand in the water. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. Even amongst candid and honest- minded students of psychology there is a certain reluctance to dabble in researches into the night- side of the mental range. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  13. Arenas considered this tribute paid by the alcaldes as a fine imposed upon them for an infringement of the law; " for several ordinances were in existence, strenuously forbidding them to dabble in any kind of commerce, until it pleased his Catholic Majesty to grant them a dispensation." – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  14. Your little dabble in its vices and frivolities must not count to you as anything final. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. The large commercial firms might dabble in some criminal work, but they cushioned any resulting financial inconvenience with other, more profitable legal work. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. Then, when the long evenings came, with Morcombe sitting in the games study, his face flushed with the glow of the leaping fire, talking of Keats and Shelley, himself a poem, Gordon used to wonder how he could ever have wished to dabble in ugly things, out of his cowardice to face the truth. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  17. Even those comparatively few families who, like the Saracinesca, had scornfully declined to dabble in the whirlpool of affairs, did not by any means refuse to dance to the music of success which filled the city with, such enchanting strains. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. Is it possible, Caddy, asked Mr. Walters, that your propensity to dabble in soap and water has overcome you even at this critical time? – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  19. Again I dabble my bare feet, and scoop up my straw hat full, and watch the tiny streams run down. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  20. Dabble at it indeed. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick