DRY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DRY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dry
 a.  not wet
 v.  free from moisture
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The night was perfectly still, and the air so dry and pure that it gave little sensation of cold.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  She drew aside without speaking, and Mattie and Ethan passed into the kitchen, which had the deadly chill of a vault after the dry cold of the night.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
3  Nothing had ever startled or frightened her so much, and her mouth went too dry for her to utter a sound.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  The night before had been wild and wet with rain, but when Scarlett arrived in Atlanta a warm sun was at work, bravely attempting to dry the streets that were winding rivers of red mud.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  Then he had to dry your eyes and usually he proposed, to show just how much he did respect you.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  Autumn with its dusty, breathless heat was slipping in to choke the suddenly quiet town, adding its dry, panting weight to tired, anxious hearts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  She noted how the leaves on the trees were still dark green but dry and heavily coated with red dust, and how withered and sad the untended flowers in the front yard looked.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
8  She heard her own breath pass from loud evenness to spasmodic sobbing but her eyes were dry and burning as though there would never be tears in them again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
9  Money couldn't just dry up and blow away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
10  "You run up and fix me some dry clothes, Mammy," she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
11  She thanked God tiredly that she had cried all her tears the night before, so now she could stand erect and dry eyed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
12  Her mouth was dry as she assimilated this knowledge and she swallowed and looked into his eyes, trying to find some clue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
13  Amid the tears and confusion and kissing and scurrying for smelling salts and brandy, there was only one calm face, one dry pair of eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
14  I'd rather Bonnie was invited to eat dry bread in the Picards' miserable house or Mrs. Elsing's rickety barn than to be the belle of a Republican inaugural ball.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
15  The comfort of his arms helped dry her sudden tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
Example Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
16  The competition is planned as a dry run for the World Cup finals.
17  He only drank a cup of black tea and nibbled at a piece of dry bread for his supper.
18  If the soil is allowed to dry out the tree could die.
19  A unique feature of these rock shelters was that they were dry.
20  They used dry twigs to start the fire.
21  We collected dry twigs to start the fire.
22  That firm sucks its new programmers dry after five years and then sacks them.
23  If you focus the sun's rays on dry wood with a burning-glass, it will start burning.
24  If you focus the sun's rays through a magnifying glass on a dry leaf, it will start to burn.
25  She rubbed her hair dry quickly with a towel.
26  We have a washing line from which we hang clothes to dry.
27  The soil is baked dry by the fierce heat of the sun.
28  The heat from the fire will soon dry your coat.
29  Some plants flag in hot, dry weather.
30  When the tide went out , the boat was high and dry.