Phrases with "washed"

We washed and mended our clothes in the morning, and spent the rest of the day in reading and writing. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Jack London He washed the dishes, foraged dry wood, mended a broken pack-strap, put an edge on the butcher-knife and camp-axe, and repacked the picks and shovels into a more carryable parcel. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell She could not join in the prayer for the remission of sins while he was there, for his very presence seemed as a sign that their stain would never be washed out of her life. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Henry Handel Richardson Then, biting his lips on his squeamishness, he washed and dressed the wound. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Sometimes we washed our faces in water from a bottle-tree. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H. Rider Haggard Hard by the mouth of the cave is a little well of water that gathers there from the rocks above and in this Eric washed himself. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Then he washed my face and gave me a bowl of hot milk. Prester John by John Buchan

He drank at the river, washed himself, and lay down on the bank to sleep. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Virginia Woolf Her Thomas had put it on her finger twenty-five years, six months, three weeks ago; she had slept in it; worked in it; washed in it; prayed in it; and proposed to be buried in it. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle I thought of the master, and I ordered a cold leg of pork to be washed down with tea and beer. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Arthur Morrison But I doubt whether a month’s visit would have helped me to get anything very striking out of a washed floor and a houseful of carefully cleaned-up and ‘set-to-rights’ rooms. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

When he found that it had miscarried he poured away the mixture, washed out the bottle and put in the dregs from another. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

E. F. Benson That looked like Elizabeth’s hopes being washed away too. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Resistance becomes a crime to be washed out only in the blood of the victim. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

After a frugal meal — the wing of a fowl, washed down with a little wine and water — Gloriana danced. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Edgar Allan Poe I washed my hands of the matter in disgust. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

D. H. Lawrence So they did the simplest thing, after all — washed their hands of him. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

My feet were just off the stanchion when the bow struck fairly into the middle of the sea, and it washed the ship fore and aft, burying her in the water. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

George Meredith Let the wicked be contrite and washed in tears, and I think I can pardon them. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope So it isn’t as though they were all washed out and no longer of any account, like some of those we read of in history. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

D. H. Lawrence Instead, the two of them stayed in bed till nightfall, and then got up, she never washed her face, but sat there talking to her father as bright and shameless as a daisy opened out of the dew. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

When the blood drops were washed off her face, her skin appeared much more beautiful—whiter and more transparent on the spots where the blood had been. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Willa Cather She put away the food that was left, and then, while Mandy washed the dishes, Grandma sat down in her rocking-chair in the dark and dozed. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

John Lewis Burckhard The town is built upon a slightly rising ground, the lowest side of which is washed by the sea. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

John Galsworthy She washed hastily, compromised with her dress, and went down. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

The bottom was dotted with lumps of pure “Marú,” washed from the upper levels. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope He declared to himself with stern resolution that he had altogether washed his hands from dirt of that kind. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Suddenly the ancient continent disappeared, washed out by a wave against the sky; and with it vanished the last shreds of that accursed nightmare which had possessed her for four endless years. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Edith Wharton She washed her plate and tumbler, and then felt her way up the dark stairs. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Anthony Trollope They washed and arranged their clothes, and when she stepped down the steep bank, clinging to her husband’s arm as she made her way towards the boat, she smiled upon him as he looked at her. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy The clothes were washed elsewhere; in here they were but aired before being put on. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Then Leonard and the others fetched water and washed as best they might, the guard-house being assigned to Juanna and Soa, who made their toilet with the help of a comb they found in it. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London There were two ordinary tubs, and this I know: the two men preceding had washed in that water, we washed in the same water, and it was not changed for the two men that followed us. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Some native musicians played in the anteroom during dinner; and when we rose from the table, we washed our hands as before. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Mark Twain The waves most washed me off the raft sometimes, but I hadn’t any clothes on, and didn’t mind. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Willa Cather She sewed and washed and mended for him, and made him so clean and respectable that he was able to get a large class of pupils and to rent a piano. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope The gilding had so completely and so rapidly been washed off her idol that she could not be very happy. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence They’ll be washed to kingdom-come if it doesn’t alter. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope In five minutes Mr. Grey came down “dressed,”—by the use of which word was implied the fact that he had shaken his neckcloth, washed his hands and face, and put on his slippers. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James The fellow had only had to die for everything that was ugly in him to be washed out in a torrent. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Rudyard Kipling She washed down my bedroom daily with hot water, having herself heated it. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

D. H. Lawrence She pushed back her hair vaguely and washed her hands. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope This St John is always pictured to us as a thin, melancholy, half-starved saint, who has had all the life washed out of him by his long immersion. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And apparently she had in the morning washed a certain little camisole, and put it on the window-sill to dry. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Katherine Mansfield She washed up the breakfast things, then went down to the cellar to look out the potatoes and beetroot. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Anthony Trollope As he once said of himself, all sense of other injury had been washed out of him by Ayala’s unkindness. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Better houses with plastered fronts washed yellow or blue, and even pinky red, alternated with tumble-down wooden structures. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. Rider Haggard When the grave was dug, Eric washed himself and ate some food. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

So Morton’s plan was washed away in autumn rain and English indifference, and Richard could be at peace for a little; but with the spring came a grief that nothing could wash away. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

My clothes — the suit I was taken in twelve years ago — had been washed and cleaned and folded up, and put away and numbered in a room with a lot of others. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

M. P. Shiel He continued, however, to swim after his conscious efforts ceased: for his body was found next morning on a strip of Cornish sand between Gorran and Mevagissey, washed by every sheet of surf. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

And under that chapel, thirty-two degrees, is the place where our Lord washed his disciples’ feet, and yet is the vessel where the water was. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Arthur Morrison Pitch them in the Dock sometimes, sometimes in the river, so’s they’re washed away. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

D. H. Lawrence One evening the girls had washed up the tea-cups in the kitchen, and March had put on her house-shoes, and taken up a roll of crochet-work, which she worked at slowly from time to time. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Many streamlets, shown by their feathery fringes of bright green palm, run along the shore before finding an outlet; they are excellent bathing places, where the salt water can be washed off the skin. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

He was sitting there, the only live thing for miles along that coast, on a drift-log washed up on the shore. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell He grew braver as he washed himself in the pure, cold water. Hand and Heart by Elizabeth Gaskell [1849]

Willa Cather Thea washed her face, brushed and braided her hair, and got into her blue cashmere dress. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Signa knew that though the stone should be washed seventy times seven and bruised into a million fragments, the dust would be never white again, but blood red always — always. Signa by Ouida

My wife had been and washed them all out! You should have seen their faces and the scowl that detective had. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

It was a washed and shining morning, but it had an uneasy glitter. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf The fresh air of spring, the sky washed of clouds and already shedding warmth from its blue, seemed the reply vouchsafed by nature to the mood of her chosen spirits. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

The head of the magistrate, delicately pale under the neatly arranged hair, resembled the head of a hopeless invalid after he had been washed and brushed and propped up in bed. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

E. F. Benson In whatever position he is, in that position he remains without the deflection of a hair’s breadth until the ink is washed off or the cloth removed. At Abdul Ali’s Grave by E. F. Benson

D. H. Lawrence He washed his hands hard from the contamination of them. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

He roasted and washed the contents of three small baskets called “Coffas”88 by Europeans; and this yielded a pinch of “what looked like pure gold. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

A hearty meal washed down with a couple of glasses of Bordeaux sent new courage and energy coursing through his veins. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arnold Bennett The washed and brushed schoolboy, preoccupied, did not take his share in the greetings with sufficient spontaneity and promptitude. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

He must have washed them almost the minute before he died, and when he was struck down he must have been struck so suddenly that he never put them out even to protect himself and break his fall. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

James Joyce Well then, let her go and be damned to her! She could love some clean athlete who washed himself every morning to the waist and had black hair on his chest. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Tobias Smolle The marquis would have admitted his excuses, had there been any precedent of such an affront being washed away without blood. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

D. H. Lawrence If I judge you correctly from your writings, you are no lover of the great Washed Middle Classes. They are more than washed, they are washed out. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The folk’s own fastness that fiery dragon with flame had destroyed, and the stronghold all washed by waves; but the warlike king, prince of the Weders, plotted vengeance. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Andrew Lang They unlaced her bodice, combed her hair, washed her with water and wine, but all in vain; the child was dead and remained dead. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Such things as lettuce and watercress she washed in three waters, instead of giving them the dip and shake considered sufficient by most other people. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H.P. Lovecraft Some extensive cave-in had obliterated all trace of the underground passage, while the rain had washed so much earth back into the excavation that I could not tell how deeply I had dug that other day. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

George Meredith I would have washed my hands at night, and eaten and drunk and slept, and sung again to work in the morning. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Charles Dickens We heard from him when the ship stopped at Queenstown, when he was in the highest of hope, and in a few short hours afterwards all was washed away. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

And Dorset’s hopes of seeing his half-sister Elizabeth queen of England as Henry Tudor’s wife were washed away in Severn floods. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

T. E. Lawrence Beyond it a long slope, slow degrees of a washed gravel surface with stripings of an occasional torrent-bed, went down westward. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hardy When I got to the other side of the Atlantic there was a storm, and it was supposed that a lot of us, including myself, had been washed overboard. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Florence Dixie Will you hold my horse with yours, and wait for me where we washed the horses’ mouths, and leave me to speak with this tigress ? I cannot call her woman. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Isobel received her old gossip with tears and lamentations, laid her in the best bed, washed and salved her wounds, and strove to revive her with cordials. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

E. F. Benson We got on to, I should really say into the table—By the way, was the table ever washed up?’ ‘Yes,’ said Georgie, ‘it’s in your kitchen now. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the morning of which I speak the wind had abated, and all Nature was newly washed and fresh. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Tobias Smolle As I said before, Ville Franche is built on the face of a barren rock, washed by the sea; and there is not an acre of plain ground within a mile of it. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

So that rain may probably just account for what has been washed away. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Arnold Bennett And they were put into a cellar and stripped and washed and dressed in other people’s clothes, and then separated, amid tears. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

And in the evening, the day’s work ended, he washed himself, took supper, and then fell to his books, and read for a long time. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The next day, early in the morning, the mother was seated in the post chaise, jolting along the road washed by the autumn rain. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Moreover, there are no enmities so bitter that they cannot be washed away by blood, by a good sword-thrust loyally given. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The body was not recovered, but there were many nameless bodies washed up those days. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

As for his daughter, he washed his hands of all responsibility in connection with her. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Guy de Maupassan Then he washed his hands and returned to see what Clotilde was doing. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Morrison Also, the floor has been washed and the carpet taken up, which is much worse. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Abraham Merri She had been washed clean in the waters of sleep. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Then he lay still, watching her with wide-open eyes while she changed her dress, washed her face and hands, brushed her hair. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

G. K. Chesterton You’ll be washed away like seaweed before it’s above my breeches. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle The old man washed his hands very carefully, and poured the stained water away outside the door. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

When they told Stade that he was to be eaten, they added, in order to cheer him, that he was to be washed down with a really pleasant drink called kawi. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. Rider Haggard Then Eric washed himself, combed out his golden locks, and looked well to his harness and to Whitefire’s edge. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Arnold Bennett He was away from home about fourteen hours every day, except Sundays, when he washed the courtyard. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Edgar Allan Poe If the spray-bead be won The stain of thy wing is washed away, But another errand must be done Ere thy crime be lost for aye; Thy flame-wood lamp is quenched and dark, Thou must re-illume its spark. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

The hills seemed rolled in a sullen mist, and when the rain fell in whitening sheets, suddenly they were blotted from the prospect: they were washed from the world. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Abraham Merri It was the sobbing of Cherkis! The gross face was shrunken, the cheeks sagging in folds of woe; cruelty and wickedness were wiped from it; the evil in the eyes had been washed out by tears. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Nikolai Gogol Look at my white neck; they cannot be washed away, they cannot be washed away — the blue marks of her iron claws. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Edgar Rice Burroughs The galleon was washed high upon the beach where she went to pieces; but not before the survivors, who numbered but ten souls, had rescued one of the great chests of treasure. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The sea, acting on the buoyant bladder attached, had clearly torn the bottle out of his pocket, when it washed him against the mast. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence One couple after another was washed and absorbed into the deep underwater of the dance. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Fortunately for the preservation of his hard-fought-for life, this very fury of incoming water prevented him from being washed out again with the recoil of the wave. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins Now and then, Toff was audible downstairs, singing French songs in a high cracked voice, while he washed the plates and dishes, and set everything in order for the night. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope She washed the tears from her eyes with savage energy, and descended to her lover with a veil fastened closely under her hat. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

First of all he stripped off his skin garment, washed it thoroughly with sand and water, and laid it in the sun to dry. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Rudyard Kipling When clothes are washed in foul water, sickness also spreads. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Recommended from one to another, Margaret washed for the mayor. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Tobias Smolle The grains are washed in wine, and those that swim on the top, are thrown away as good for nothing. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

He had been plucked from the bridge like a straw and borne down, and was now by some miracle washed up like flotsam on the island shore. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The same sunbeam washed them both. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

H. G. Wells The rhythmic wash of the sea upon the reef was becoming audible now, and it had a pleasant sound in his ears; the water washed along the side of the canoe, and the paddle dripped between each stroke. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Jules Verne The whole was washed down with excellent ale, obtained from the best brewery in Edinburgh. But the principal dish consisted of a “haggis,” the national pudding, made of meat and barley meal. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

H. Rider Haggard Three of their number also were washed away by the seas, and all were in sorry plight. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells You washed it overnight with soap and a sponge, and then it was ready in the morning. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sinclair Lewis One Saturday I was coming into town, and I washed the car — it was like glass — and I was so proud of my new white suit and white shoes. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

A fountain at once gushed forth, in which he washed and was healed, his wife also becoming young and beautiful again. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Mark Twain HUCK FINN. I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence They cleared and washed the body, and laid it on the bed. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Then he scrubbed himself as well as he could and washed out his beard and hair. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope The salt of their republican theory was not as yet altogether washed out from their practice. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

D. H. Lawrence He had resumed the old habit of eating before he washed himself. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

When he had finished he got up, and walked into an adjoining room, where he washed his hands, drank his coffee, and smoked his water-pipe. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Henry Fielding It is placed among meadows, washed by a clear trout-stream, and flanked on both sides with downs. Amelia by Henry Fielding

The true Richard Devine was buried fathoms deep in the greedy ocean of convict-discipline, and the waves of innumerable punishments washed over him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence She heard the screech of the bucket downstairs dragged across the flagstones as the woman washed the kitchen floor. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle In a couple of months the rains might be expected, and we should be washed out of our camp. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins I shall not rest under the marble cross that I washed with my own hands, and made so white and pure for her sake. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

M. P. Shiel Next, a letter in Latin, flourished at the end with a couplet from Ovid; and next, a curling folio of canvas, washed with a head. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The critical qualities which had spoiled for each of them a dozen romances were dulled by the great wave of emotion that washed over them. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald Four baby girls and nine baby boys, each one curled and washed and dressed with all the care of a proud and jealous heart, were dancing to the music of a phonograph. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

His body was washed ashore at the Point. People said at the time that the boat was capsized intentionally — a case of suicide, you know. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Elizabeth Von Arnim Pity washed away the last traces of his anger. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Anthony Trollope Having so concluded, Captain Aylmer returned to the house, washed his hands, changed his boots, and went down to the drawing-room just as dinner was ready. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Miles Franklin We washed and dusted ourselves, and wore as adornment — roses. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

A faded lily that has had all its beauty washed out of it. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

I allowed it to bleed freely, and on reaching headquarters washed it well and probed it, to feel if any foreign body was left within it. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

The bridge ladders had been washed away, but an enormous sea filling the after-deck floated him up. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

If she rails at me, why then I will tell her she sings as sweetly as a nightingale; and if she frowns, I will say she looks as clear as roses newly washed with dew. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

The sea that had nearly taken him overboard had, to his great annoyance, washed his sou’-wester hat off his bald head. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

The Tesmans washed their hands of it. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

A pump in the yard ran clear after a good deal of hard working at it, and he washed out and filled the antique kettle. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson The only sound that was to be heard came from Wotan, who, sitting on his haunches on a corner of the table, washed the white fur of his belly with an audible swish. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

James Joyce The young man washed the blood from the injured man’s mouth and then called for some brandy. Dubliners by James Joyce

In a little time there was a repulsive hash of heads and limbs to be seen under the arches vanishing a long way within, and a little light washed across the gravel of the patio from within. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

And as the stream bounded over the steps, between the close-set walls, it broke here and there into foam, whilst the edges of the stones, washed clear by the downpour, shone out like glass. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Miles Franklin I could not see or hear them anywhere, so, presuming they were out walking, I washed my hands, lit a lamp, and sat down to my tea, where it had been left for me on the dining-table. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

It would be said that the evidence of the cigarettes was too far-fetched and the washed patch of the linoleum no evidence at all. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Algernon Blackwood It neither stretched, washed nor turned: it listened. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

D. H. Lawrence Then he washed his hands in the water, and stirred up the mud. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Gold can be washed with little difficulty from most of the river beds, and from various alluvial deposits. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Henry Handel Richardson Whom she had washed and dressed and dosed and punished. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Kingsley I will have it washed up, and wear such of it as is worth soon. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henrietta who had taken Classics instead of Modern Languages at school, washed her hands of this exchange of civilities, and preceded them down the stairs. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Richard Burton That day the foam-tipped waves repeatedly washed over my cot, by no means diminishing its discomforts. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Guy de Maupassant They washed her, did her hair, dressed her, and with the help of a number of pins, they arranged the folds of her dress, and took in the waist, which was too large. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson He washed his hands of the whole affair. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence She washed her cup and her enamelled plate, and she tried to clean the kitchen. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray He knows it is only base metal, washed over with a thin varnish of learning. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Wilkie Collins I sang as I washed up the tea-things; and even the cat seemed to catch the infection of my good spirits. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle He washed his hands of the mutinous sentence, however, and resumed his seat in the middle of it, overwhelmed with blushes and applause. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassan He washed down his cheese with a small bottle of burgundy, had his after-dinner cup of coffee, a thing which he rarely took, and finally a little pony of brandy. A Stroll by Guy de Maupassan

I have wept, hoping that the trouble within me would be washed away with my tears. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

They always thought he had money, and he showed them one or two small lumps of gold, and what he said was gold-dust washed out from the creek bed. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

F. Scott Fitzgerald Imogene was gone, washed out like the day’s dust on the sidewalk. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

I ate my meals with the family, I washed at the kitchen sink, I shared bedrooms with miners, drank beer with them, played darts with them, talked to them by the hour together. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Richard Burton At Cairo I washed some sand brought from the eastern shore of the Red Sea, north of Al-Wijh, and found it worth my while. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I went up to the Continental, made sure that all was well, washed my face, and then went back to the P.O.U.M. Executive Building (it was about a hundred yards down the street) to ask for orders. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

If suffering can wash out sins, I washed out mine. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Michael made an excellent meal, which he washed down with a bottle of Heidsieck’s dry monopole. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Isabella Bird She is washed from her nose to the tip of her tail every evening, clothed, and kept by the camp-fire. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Dickens I was not myself conscious of any collision, but I saw the Skipper so very often washed overboard and back again, that I could only impute it to the beating of the ship. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

He carried me down off the grandstand and, procuring some dressings from the racecourse first-aid box, he washed and bound up my wounds. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

West looked at his wounded hand, which still clutched the knife, but saying, “Cut myself by accident,” tossed it into a corner and washed the blood from his fingers. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Sir Richard Burton After we shall have washed it and polished it ’twill sell better. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

John Galsworthy Having placed the strawberries in a dish on the dining-table, he washed his hands and bathed his forehead with eau de Cologne. There, before the mirror, it occurred to him that he was thinner. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Indeed, I felt as though my hand were contaminated, and that I could have no rest till I had thoroughly washed the hand, and, if possible, washed away the feeling that had been produced. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

E. F. Benson A spring broke out in the cliff above the Mapp-Flint’s house, and, flowing through the garden, washed the asparagus bed away. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Henry Fielding It is placed on a hill whose bottom is washed by the sea, and which from its eminence at top, commands a view of great part of the island as well as it does that of the opposite shore. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Jules Verne However, to these molluscs, the lad added some edible sea-weed, which he gathered on high rocks, whose sides were only washed by the sea at the time of high tides. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Rudyard Kipling The men that fought at Minden, they was armed with musketoons, Also, they was drilled by ’alberdiers; I don’t know what they were, but the sergeants took good care They washed be’ind their ears. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

They presented a most revolting sight, being in an advanced state of decomposition and washed by the salt waves ever and anon, that as they retired carried off portions of the flesh. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

M. P. Shiel It was so that Hohenschwangau was anticipatory of South Kensington; and thus did Albrecht Dürer’s washed head, and its burning, become the undoing of a house. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

He never made his bed properly, but just turned back the sheets, and never washed his few crocks till all of them had been used twice over. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

James Joyce Other three hundred born, washing the blood off, all are washed in the blood of the lamb, bawling maaaaaa. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith Here at sunrise the young men washed their limbs, and here since her return home English Rose loved to walk by night. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Grandmother did the work of a general servant, cooked, washed the floors, chopped wood, and fetched water from morning till night, and came to bed weary, grumbling, and sighing. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Following him came a woman who was, if anything, more rigorously washed than he was. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Rudyard Kipling There had been gold-dust too, but that had been washed away by the tides. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

H. Rider Haggard You have insulted her, my boy, and the blood will flow in rivers before the stain is washed away, and yours with it, if she can get hold of you. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Abraham Merri After a while he leaned over the side of the boat and, shuddering, washed the blood from his hands. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence But his eyes were quite still, like a washed sky after rain, full of a wan light, and quite steady, almost ghost-like. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall But perhaps he was expecting a more speedy return, perhaps when Ralph looked like old Uncle John his bread would be washed back to him; perhaps that was how it was done. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall