Phrases with "washed"

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]

Sinclair Lewis They washed the bodies together, their eyes veiled. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Every little rill was risen, and boiling over with the pride of harm, and the broad fields lay hid under the yellow waters that here and there washed over the road. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

The next roll of the vessel carried him into the lee scuppers, where for some time he washed idly to and fro. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

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

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 whole country looked as if it had been washed in blood. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Then I washed my teeth for the first time in a fortnight, bathed and had my hair cut, and got my clothes out of pawn. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

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

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

Rudyard Kipling Her own people hated her because she had, they said, become a memsahib and washed herself daily; and the Chaplain’s wife did not know what to do with her. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

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]

Charles Dickens The body of Quilp being found — though not until some days had elapsed — an inquest was held on it near the spot where it had been washed ashore. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

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

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

Ostentatiously the medicine-men washed the death-bone clean, restored it to its unholy nook, and returned solemnly to the camp. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

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]

Under the Mount Sion, toward the vale of Jehosaphat, is a well that is clept NATATORIUM SILOE. And there was our Lord washed after his baptism; and there made our Lord the blind man to see. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Andrew Lang After this she proceeded to her own room where were set two large basins, one of attar of roses and one of water; in these she washed herself, and afterwards called for food. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Janiver remembered the place and we went, on the slim possibility that you might have been washed ashore. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

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]

Then they are hoisted, and at the surface the coal is sorted by being run over screens, and if necessary is washed as well. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell And as for hands — Margaret, how many times did you say you had washed your hands this morning before twelve o’clock? Three times, was it not?’ ‘Yes, mamma. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

At just such an hour she rose; at just such an hour put on her kettle, cooked her meal, washed her dishes, and sat herself down to her sewing or whatever work it was she had to do. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

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]

We washed the whole down with some water from the rivulet, and only then (such had been our voracity) we thought of questioning each other concerning the object of our respective journeys. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Rudyard Kipling In the fishpools of Hesbon washed he them, with an apron about his loins. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Then the dawn-wind washed through the upland grasses, and brought coolness with it, and the cattle lowed by the drought-shrunk river. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Mark Twain I still reflect with pride, however, that even at that early age I washed when I got up. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells Am I as easy about the validity of my mental processes? As I was when I was rising twenty? No. Since then we have had our minds washed out by a real drench of psycho-analysis. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Katherine Mansfield And such a quantity: two dress lengths for my sister-in-law, three suits for myself, a cloak for the housekeeper of my flat in Munich. How I perspired! Every inch of it had to be washed afterwards. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Jack London Lon washed the dishes, while I smoked and watched the woman. Lost Face by Jack London

G. K. Chesterton Thrice drowned was Elf the minstrel, And washed as dead on sand; And the third time men found him The spear was in his hand. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle As he journeyed he bit into a crust which remained from his Beaulieu bread, and he washed it down by a draught from a woodland stream. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

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]

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

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

Guy de Maupassan I washed the scissors, I washed my hands. Why? by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather An old woman was working in the garden patch, picking out bits of brick and plaster the rain had washed up, digging with her fingers around the pale carrot-tops and neat lettuce heads. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

G. K. Chesterton In the same way Shaw washed away for ever the idea that Socialists were weak dreamers, who said that things might be only because they wished them to be. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Guy de Maupassant She washed the dishes, using her dainty fingers and rosy nails on greasy pots and pans. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Virginia Woolf Darkness washed down streets, eddying round single figures, engulfing them; blotting out couples clasped under the showery darkness of elm trees in full summer foliage. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Sir Richard Burton After this she returned hurriedly home and with the help of Ali Baba washed the body in warm water and donning the shroud, laid the corpse upon a clean place ready for burial. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

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]

Willa Cather The earth above had broken away and washed down over the trail, bringing rocks and bushes and even young trees with it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

That only resulted in a sore bottom and lying in bed by daylight with her newly washed hair in tiny tight plaits which hurt her head. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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]

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

For the force is spread through the whole body and conceived in the inmost parts, and cannot in any way be washed or wiped away. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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

H. G. Wells That also, it seems, will be washed out forty years from now. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

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]

Thomas Hardy Upon the pale scrubbed deal of the coffin-stool table they stretched like waving and ropy weeds over the washed gravel-bed of a clear stream. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne After having turned the point, the settlers saw a long beach washed by the open sea. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

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

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

H. G. Wells You come back physically clean — as though you had had your arteries and veins washed out. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Henry James It was like a large sheet of clean, fine-grained drawing-paper, all ready to be washed over with effective splashes of water-color. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

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]

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]

Andrew Lang When she had washed up the next evening she bit the second nut, and there was a still more beautiful dress inside. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

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

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]

George Gissing The walls were washed in distemper, the boarding of the floor was uncovered, the two windows were hidden with plain shutters. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Abraham Merri Like metal waves back into it rushed the enigmatic billows that had washed over the fragments of the city. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

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

Willa Cather My nervous system is exotic in any country washed by the Atlantic ocean, and it shivers like a little hairless dog from Mexico. It never relaxes. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

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

A notable first experiment in baptism which washed away the sins (and sinners) of the world. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope He would not have another shirt to be washed with my money. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Then he washed him, protesting bitterly, with soap and hot water, and dried him before the kitchen fire. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

George Gissing Mrs. Gandle washed her hands, in a perfunctory way, and guided her visitor to a dark flight of stairs. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Rudyard Kipling In five minutes they emerged, brushed themselves all over, washed their hands, combed their hair, and descended. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence He washed himself and went outside, whilst the women were preparing breakfast. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

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

Charles Dickens Both listened to the thunder, which was loud, and to the rain, as it washed off the roof, and pattered on the parapets of the arches. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

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

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

She took and washed the child. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

It was one of the three washed off the bowsprit. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

The flagstones were wet as though they had just been washed, and he had the feeling that the sky had been washed too, so fresh and pale was the blue between the chimney-pots. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Arthur Machen They saw glittering objects as the sea washed back, and retrieved what they could. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

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

George Gissing So they drove in a hansom, through a night which washed the fog away, to Kennington Road, and whilst Polly kept her place in the vehicle Gammon ran upstairs. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

We then came upon a blockaded lagoon; the sea-water had been imprisoned by a high bank which the waves had washed up, and it will presently be released by storms from the south-west. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Radclyffe Hall It had been absent of late, washed away by tears and ill-health, but tonight it seemed to be born anew, a pathetic thing, like a venturesome late rosebud that colours in the frost. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

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

Edward Bellamy Thursday night we had a tremendous deluge of rain, and Friday morning I found my cellar a frog-pond and the walls quite washed down. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Andrew Lang The first cook took a golden spoon, washed and wiped it, and handed it to the head cook, who solemnly approached, tasted the dishes, and smacked his lips over them. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gertrude Stein Winged, to be winged means that white is yellow and pieces pieces that are brown are dust color if dust is washed off, then it is choice that is to say it is fitting cigarettes sooner than paper. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Thomas Hardy The paint, if it had ever had any, was all washed from the wood, and down the decaying surface of the boards liquid rust from the nails and hinges had run in red stains. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Theodore Dreiser He washed his hands and face, still in a brown study, apparently, and combed his hair. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Kitty of this morning faded; the soiled kimono rolled up and disappeared; the pouts, and rages, and tears all were washed away. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bozo washed his pictures off the pavement and counted his takings—it was about sixteen shillings, of which he said twelve or thirteen would be profit. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

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

Miles Franklin My hair was grey with dust, so I washed all over, arrayed myself in a cool white dress, and throwing myself in a squatter’s chair in the veranda, spread my hair over the back of it to dry. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony paid his three shillings for a bottle of ale; but Purdy washed down the steak with cup after cup of richly sugared tea. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

M. P. Shiel I was therefore very tired when I went down, lit the central chain-lever lamp and my own two, washed and dressed in my bedroom, and sat to dinner in the dining-hall corner. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Richard Burton The diet is Adas (lentils),16 and a peculiar kind of date, called Tamr al-Birni. On the twenty-first day the patient is washed with salt and tepid water. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

G. K. Chesterton In the slopes away to the western bays, Where blows not ever a tree, He washed his soul in the west wind And his body in the sea. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

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

Willa Cather His shrunken brown flannel dress had been washed many times and left a long stretch of stocking between the hem of his skirt and the tops of his clumsy, copper-toed shoes. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

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

It was given to me by a short, black-bearded A.B. of the crew, who on sea passages washed my flannel shirts, mended my clothes and, generally, looked after my room. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

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

James Joyce We shall too downlook on that ford whcre Sylvanus Sanctus washed but hurdley those tips of his anointeds. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Jack London Pilate washed his hands of Jesus’ blood, and the rioters took his blood upon their own heads. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Meredith I have been washed about like a dead body. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Think of it, washed by the rain and scorched by the sun and swept by the wind for those unnumbered ages. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

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

Henry James The rain had washed away all blood; it was as if Violence, having done her work, had stolen away in shame. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

D. H. Lawrence Then he washed his hands and turned to the wall, and was silent. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

No one came but his gaolers; and, gazing from his prison window upon the sea that almost washed its walls, he saw the schooner at anchor, mocking him with a liberty he could not achieve. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arnold Bennett They were walled and floored from end to end with tiles and marble, which enabled them to be washed down every morning like the deck of a man-of-war. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

John Galsworthy Soames was very particular about real fleas, and the animal was washed so often that his skin had become very thin — a golden brown retriever, so rare that he was always taken for a mongrel. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

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

George Meredith And again her blood, as with a wave of rich emotion, washed out the blank spot. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

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

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

D. H. Lawrence He bent his head into the water, washed it free of soap, and pressed the water out of his eyes. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

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]

Sinclair Lewis He washed his own linen in the bath-tub and, except for occasional fiercely delightful yieldings, he did not smoke. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

I washed it day before yesterday. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens Pleasant to hear the ship’s bells go as like church-bells as they could; pleasant to see the watch off duty mustered and come in: best hats, best Guernseys, washed hands and faces, smoothed heads. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

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]

H.P. Lovecraft Large sections were washed away, and a certain number of bones discovered; but no glimpse was afforded of any actual subterranean chambers or burrows. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Miles Franklin Some said it was impossible to disbelieve in the existence of a God: I was only doing it for notoriety, and they washed their hands of me at once. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

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

With almost feverish haste, he washed all traces of blood and ink from his face and changed all his clothes. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

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

D. H. Lawrence In spite of all the splendours and the elaborated convenience, he washed himself in good hot water, and wished he were having a bath, chiefly because of the wardrobe of marvellous Turkish towels. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

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

Andrew Lang Before beginning her work she washed herself carefully, and even put on her rings; but, while she was baking, one of her rings slid into the dough. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang When the ogre had finished, and had washed his hands, he said to Dschemila: ‘Make my bed, for I am tired. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

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

But all such offences, I insisted, were thoroughly washed away by subsequent services in moments of peril, such as he himself could not always deny. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Unfortunately, they didn’t find them until a fairly heavy shower of rain had washed away the pattern of the tyres. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Indoors, Laura washed up and got the meals. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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]

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

Sinclair Lewis But he sprang up, washed his prickly eyes with cold water, and began to dress. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Richard Burton Thereupon his pages fetched me hot water, and I washed my hands, and his handmaids brought me silken napkins, with which I dried them and wiped my mouth. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

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

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

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

My bad day was when I washed up for the dining-room. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Meredith And this may be but a washed wall, it is true: revolutionary sceptics are measuring the depths of it. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope They had together eaten a sweetbread, with some other delicacies of the season, in the neighbourhood of the theatre, and had washed down all unkindness with bitter beer and brandy-and-water. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

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

I was feeling better now, with all the frowsiness washed out of me, and I dried myself by racing up and down the heather. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Watercress had almost to be washed away, because of the story of the man who had swallowed a tadpole which had grown to a full-sized frog in his stomach. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

William Henry Hudson But an injury done to the house cannot be forgotten, for it is the flaw in the stone that keeps its place, the crude, inharmonious color which cannot be washed out with water. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

H. Rider Haggard When she was washed and clad in a clean white robe, Eric came to her, and with his own hand bound the Hell-shoes on her feet and closed her eyes. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence Then the old mother rose stiffly, and watched Elizabeth as she carefully washed his face, carefully brushing the big blond moustache from his mouth with the flannel. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

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

And in that house our Lord forgave Mary Magdalene her sins: there she washed his feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

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]

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

D. H. Lawrence I suppose they would be washed back again some day. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

They are then fit for table, and are to be washed down with moderate quantities of good white wine or claret. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope He passed on up to his bedroom, washed his hands, and immediately went down to his fellow-lodger. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells When I woke up after an indefinite interval it was as if all bothers and urgencies had been washed out of my brain. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Daniel Defoe How shall I don’t? Chav a washed my veet. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

E. Phillips Oppenheim The grey-and brown-fronted houses have a soaked and washed appearance. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Samuel Johnson He had a kind of muddy complexion, which, though he washed himself with Oriental scrupulosity, did not look clear. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Lucy Maud Montgomery It’s new every morning, and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

John Galsworthy But a sudden wave of remembrance almost washed his heart into his boots. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

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]

D. H. Lawrence He washed the pots, straightened, and then took her boots. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather In both walls of the canyon the same streak of soft rock had been washed out, and the long horizontal groove had been built up with houses. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Virginia Woolf Kruger’s sunk beneath the clouds — washed over as with a painter’s brush of liquid grey, to which he adds a tinge of black — even the tip of the truncheon gone now. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Ivan Turgenev When I got home I looked him over and washed his wounds, and thought I would take him next day as soon as it was light to the wise man in the Yefremovsky district. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

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]

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

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

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

Shutting the window at last, he washed off the stains of travel, changed his attire, and descended to the dining-hall. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Fresh water was only allowed for men who were having a complete bath, so many men had to bathe in water where others had washed their feet. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Jack London Diamonds and rubies are gone, spread out on the deck to be washed away by a bucket of sea-water, and he does not even know that the diamonds and rubies are gone. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Henry Handel Richardson He was looking pale and washed out, too, not by any means his best . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

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

To his surprise, he found that he was covered with bruises from last night; but the rain had washed away every trace of his prickly heat within three minutes. Burmese Days by George Orwell

When she had taken off her bonnet and cloak, washed her face and brushed her hair, she thought that she would finish the thing once and for all. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

He thought, “I haven’t washed this morning. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Here and there mounds of the rosy micaceous schist, still unworked, looked as if it had been washed out by the showers of ages. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

D. H. Lawrence She washed the high window-ledges and the narrow mantel-piece, that had large mounds of dusty candle-wax, in deposits. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

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

Charles Dickens The river has washed away its banks, and stately trees have fallen down into the stream. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

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

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]

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

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

Guy de Maupassant He was being very gently washed with cold water. Denis by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

They stopped for the mid-day meal; bread and potatoes and a morsel of cheese; the fare was plentiful, and from a stream near by good water washed it down. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

She entered with a broad grin on her face, which was washed for once, and so fat that the body of her dress was bursting. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Then, in response to his shouts, she brought him a basin of water and he washed off the dust of his morning ride. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

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

Charles Kingsley Try and conceive, then, what a much more vast mass of chalk must have been washed away, to leave that vast mass of gravel behind it. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley