PARCH's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of parch
Definition:
v. burn surface of; roast over fire, as dry grain; dry to extremity
Example:
The fierce sun will parch the bare earth next month.
Sentence in Classic:
With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Gulping down the bitter brew of parched corn and dried sweet potatoes that passed for coffee, she went out to join the girls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But the heat grew greater as soon as noon came on, till at last, as he found himself on a wide heath that would take him more than an hour to cross, he began to be so hot and parched that his tongue clave to the roof of his mouth.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
She held his hand tightly and stared ahead as the car swung round a corner and stopped in the street before a prosaic frame house in a small parched lawn.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
And for the second time Haidee stopped, overcome by such violent emotion that the perspiration stood upon her pale brow, and her stifled voice seemed hardly able to find utterance, so parched and dry were her throat and lips.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Every minute, as the train sped on, the colors of things became dingier; the fields were grown parched and yellow, the landscape hideous and bare.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Buried in the smoke of many rifles his anger was directed not so much against the men whom he knew were rushing toward him as against the swirling battle phantoms which were choking him, stuffing their smoke robes down his parched throat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
But for the most part the sunny valley was abandoned and desolate and the untended crops stood in parching fields.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context