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 Meanings and Examples of THAW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  melt, such as snow and ice; defrost
 n.  warm weather following a freeze
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Her wonder and his laughter ran together like spring rills in a thaw.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  "Sit right down and thaw out," he greeted Ethan.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  The sky, swollen with the clouds that announce a thaw, hung as low as before a summer storm.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  A thaw which stripped the snow from the sidewalks; a ringing iron night when the lakes could be heard booming; a clear roistering morning.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  The recent thaw had disclosed heaps of ashes, dog-bones, torn bedding, clotted paint-cans, all half covered by the icy pools which filled the hollows of the yards.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  There had been a warm thaw all day, with mushy yards and little streams of dark water gurgling cheerfully into the streets out of old snow-banks.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
7  There had been a heavy snow, and now a thaw had set in; fine sleety rain was falling, driven by a wind that pierced Jurgis to the bone.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  The moon was set, and it was very dark; Bessie carried a lantern, whose light glanced on wet steps and gravel road sodden by a recent thaw.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  At Wuthering Heights it always sounded on quiet days following a great thaw or a season of steady rain.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
10  A thaw had set in, it was muddy and cold, the ice on the river broke, and the roads became impassable.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XV
11  It was frosty and the air was sharp, but toward evening the sky became overcast and it began to thaw.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III
12  He had, in a manner, to thaw out, from the tomb.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
13  The snow was thawing in the sunshine, the horses galloped quickly, and on both sides of the road were forests of different kinds, fields, and villages.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
14  It was thawing and misty; at forty paces' distance nothing could be seen.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV
15  Over the ploughland riding was utterly impossible; the horse could only keep a foothold where there was ice, and in the thawing furrows he sank deep in at each step.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
Example Sentence:
1  Allow the meat to thaw properly before cooking it.
2  It's so cold the snow doesn't get a chance to thaw.
3  The spring thaw caused the river to deluge the region.
4  The arctic shore remains frozen until the summer thaw.
5  Now I feel by imperceptible signs, which I cannot yet interpret but will later, that his defiance is about to thaw.
6  The tipping point may begin to thaw if the global temperature has a rise of two degrees Celsius.
7  As was attested by a sheet of ice covering the causeway, where a little brooklet, now congealed, had overflowed after a rapid thaw some days since.