Usage examples for dabble

  1. 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
  2. He dislikes to dabble with rhyme and with measure. – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Dabble at it indeed. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  11. 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