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 Meanings and Examples of MOISTEN
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moisten
 v.  make something slightly wet or to become slightly wet; humidify
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  "His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
2  There was a faint quivering of her nostrils; and now and then she would moisten her lips with feverish haste.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 28
3  A tear moistened the eye of the phlegmatic Englishman.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
4  The clock of the Invalides struck a quarter to twelve; the west wind bore on its moistened gusts the doleful vibration of the three strokes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
5  Monte Cristo, with moistened eye, heaving breast, and lips half open, extended to Albert a hand which the latter pressed with a sentiment resembling respectful fear.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
6  The unfortunate creature's tongue seemed hardly to have been moistened in it before it gave a convulsive shiver in every limb, and lay as rigid and lifeless as if it had been struck by lightning.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
7  Seen across the dim candle with his moistened eyes, she looked as if she had a glory shining round her head.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
8  They gave him drink, moistened his face with water, and administered some drops of cordial and wine.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
9  The man, who had barely moistened his lips in the wine which he had poured out for himself, observed the child with peculiar attention.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
10  Again he bent over, drew from his pocket a handkerchief which he moistened in the water and with which he then wiped Marius' blood-stained brow.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—MARIUS PRODUCES ON SOME ONE WHO IS A JUDGE OF ...
11  He was moistened before and behind with a greasy liquid which the host recognized as his best olive oil.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
12  We moistened the parched lips, and the patient quickly revived.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  He moistened his upper lip by running his tongue along it.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
14  Pavel Petrovitch moistened his forehead with eau de cologne, and closed his eyes.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  Tears actually moistened his cheeks.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  How long should I moisten my kitten's food?
2  Although I moistened it, the flap doesn't stick to the envelope.