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wallow
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: wallow happily in the mud Define
to relax -- especially of an animal rolling about in mud or shallow water or more rarely: a noun describing the mud puddle or indentation in which an animal relaxes or rolls around
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
    p.25.5
  • "A Hot Steam’s somebody who can’t get to heaven, just wallows around on lonesome roads an’ if you walk through him, when you die you’ll be one too, an’ you’ll go around at night suckin’ people’s breath-"
    p.49.2

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  • The pigs wallowed in the large mud puddle.
  • The hippo wallowed in the muddy water.

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as in: wallow in self-pity Define
to indulge in an emotion or situation (This is often said of something negative such as self-pity when no attempt is made to move beyond it. But it is also sometimes said without connotation just to indicate that someone has a lot of something such as money or luxury.)
  • But they don’t have to go to the courthouse and wallow in it-
    p.285.2
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    p.23.3

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  • Don’t wallow in your sorrows.
  • They upgraded our room and we wallowed in luxury.

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as in: wallow happily in the mud Define
to relax -- especially of an animal rolling about in mud or shallow water or more rarely: a noun describing the mud puddle or indentation in which an animal relaxes or rolls around
as in: wallow in self-pity Define
to indulge in an emotion or situation (This is often said of something negative such as self-pity when no attempt is made to move beyond it. But it is also sometimes said without connotation just to indicate that someone has a lot of something such as money or luxury.)
as in: a wagon wallowed through the mud Define
to move with difficulty; or perhaps just to move through water or in a rolling/wave-like manner
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