Usage examples for parched

  1. It was made of parched wheat, beaten, and fried in bear's grease, but I thought I never tasted pleasanter meat in my life. – Captivity and Restoration by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  2. I returned just before nightfall from a vain search; Mr. Smith had been equally unsuccessful in his digging operations, and we thus had to lie down upon the sand parched with thirst, our only chance of forgetting our misfortunes being a few minutes sleep. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  3. In another place, he related the discovery of " the only piece of grass of a useful nature seen in this route; it was, however, quite parched, and occupied a space of three or four acres." – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  4. Her lips were parched, her throat dry, nothing having passed them since early tea the previous afternoon, and she was at the lowest ebb of despondency and depression. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  5. " Then give me something to drink," I cried-" water; my throat is parched, and burns like fire." – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  6. When he awoke, his mouth was parched for water, and his first move was in the direction of the wet portion of the ravine, beyond the rocks. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  7. No breath came between the opened lips that prison had bleached and parched, but neither did they tremble as the doctor bowed. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  8. As I spoke to him grace wrought in his heart, and his soul drank it in, as the parched ground does the gentle rain. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  9. One could see them white- hot as they rose from the parched ground like thin smoke. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  10. Her hand was resting on his head, while her beautiful sad eyes gazed through the open window and across the parched bit of garden towards the high hills far away. – A Little Hero by Mrs. H. Musgrave
  11. Besides, it isn't a parched land. – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  12. And Winthrop's answer, not whispered, " How long ago do you suppose this coffee was parched?" – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  13. The scalding drops have nearly parched up the spring of life! – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  14. Nadir Sharif seemed to study the parched landscape of the valley below. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  15. They helped him to rise, and as soon as he was on his feet said, " The enemy I have beaten you may nail to my forehead; I don't want to divide the spoils of the foe, I only beg and entreat some friend, if I have one, to give me a sup of wine, for I'm parched with thirst, and wipe me dry, for I'm turning to water." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  16. During the first winter I spent at Majorca, very little rain fell during two months, and the country was getting parched, cracked, and brown. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles