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Usage examples for Whited

  1. " Whited sepulchres," answered Johnnie, indebted for his wit to his wool- gathering. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  2. I fear the wit who called the engine- room a whited sepulchre had some smack of truth in him. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  3. The better way would be to wrap them up separately in whited brown paper, and dry them on the hob of a common stove. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  4. For I know a Lady of unquestionable Veracity, who having lately, by a desperate fall, receiv'd several hurts, and particularly a considerable one upon a part of her face near her Eye, had her sight so troubl'd and disorder'd, that, as she hath more than once related to me, not only when the next morning one of her servants came to her bed side, to ask how she did, his cloaths appear'd adorn'd with such variety of dazling Colours, that she was fain presently to command him to withdraw, but the Images in her Hangings, did, for many daies after, appear to her, if the Room were not extraordinarily darken'd, embellish'd with several offensively vivid Colours, which no body else could see in them; And when I enquir'd whether or no White Objects did not appear to her adorn'd with more luminous Colours than others, and whether she saw not some which she could not now well describe to any, whose eyes had never been distemper'd, she answer'd mee, that sometimes she thought she saw Colours so new and glorious, that they were of a peculiar kind, and such as she could not describe by their likeness to any she had beheld either before or since, and that White Objects did so much disorder her sight, that if several daies after her fall, she look'd upon the inside of a Book, she fanci'd she saw there Colours like those of the Rain- bow, and even when she thought her self pretty well recover'd, and made bold to leave her Chamber, the coming into a place where the Walls and Ceeling were whited over, made those Objects appear to her cloath'd with such glorious and dazling Colours, as much offended her sight, and made her repent her venturousness, and she added, that this Distemper of her Eyes lasted no less than five or six weeks, though, since that, she hath been able to read and write much without finding the least Inconvenience in doing so. – Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) by Robert Boyle
  5. I should be sorry to prejudice any one against the H. house- which I might perhaps say is not the H. house at all; I hardly like to compare it to a whited sepulchre, though that simile did occur to my mind. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  6. Outwardly they may be as whited sepulchers and inwardly as ravening wolves, that's what. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. Oppressed, unprotected, abandoned; left to the ebb and flow of the tides of the market, now taken on to work, now cast off to starve, committed to the shifting laws of demand and supply, slaves of Capital- the whited name for old accursed. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and driving o'er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight; the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  9. He it was who first made me waver in my vows to Leoline; he persuaded me to wed yon whited falsehood. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. They is the whited sculptors befo' which, notinstan'in' all they chiselin', the Republicans an' sinnehs enters fust into the kingdom!" – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  11. A whited sepulchre stands open beside you. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  12. Come on, my child, my poor dear child, come on to the downs, as he told us; I won't compromise you any longer by being seen with you in the streets, in the decent decorous whited sepulchres of Pilbury Regis. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  13. Very true, sir, very true; but as you told us on Sunday, in that impressive discourse of yours, we are only whited sepulchres. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  14. Mr Bosher, of the Church of the Whited Sepulchre. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  15. Otherwise the Tabernacle becomes a whited sepulchre. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  16. We pass by a handsome estate, a grand arcade of elms over its avenue, spacious lawns, an elegant mansion, a luxurious flower- garden; but we are informed that happiness does not dwell there, that its owner is a misanthropic person, whose nature has been perverted by the selfishness of luxury; that there are no pleasant parties on the lawn, no happy wooing in that garden, no marriage festivals in those halls; and those possessions, which might have proved a blessing to generations yet unborn, are no better than a curse and a whited sepulchre. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  17. A drift enfolds the chapel eaves Like downy coverlet; And, garnered into whited sheaves, The graves are harvest- set Waiting the yeoman. – In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) by Harrison S. Morris
  18. Many other ships were there, similarly treated, equally beautiful, and quite as worthy of the titles " good" and " noble" as the whited sepulchre is to be styled pure. – Saved by the Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
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