n. washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
His ablution was accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath.".
Sentence in Classic:
When my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, like a young penitent into sackcloth, and was trussed up in my tightest and fearfullest suit.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
As for exercise, it was nice cold weather, and he was allowed to perform his ablutions every morning under the pump, in a stone yard, in the presence of Mr.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
She sprang out of bed and accomplished the two ablutions of soul and body, her prayers and her toilet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
At that time in the morning any Christian would have washed his face; but Queequeg, to my amazement, contented himself with restricting his ablutions to his chest, arms, and hands.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context