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sultry
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Oliver Twist
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as in: a sultry afternoon Define
hot and humid
  • He had been poring over them for some time; and, as the day had been uncommonly sultry, and he had exerted himself a great deal, it is no disparagement to the authors, whoever they may have been, to say, that gradually and by slow degrees, he fell asleep.
  • I would paint her the life and joy of the fire-side circle and the lively summer group; I would follow her through the sultry fields at noon, and hear the low tones of her sweet voice in the moonlit evening walk; I would watch her in all her goodness and charity abroad, and the smiling untiring discharge of domestic duties at home; I would paint her and her dead sister’s child happy in their love for one another, and passing whole hours together in picturing the friends whom they hadů

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  • It was a sultry afternoon. I could barely breath.
  • The forecast is for another round of overnight storms followed by another sultry day.

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as in: a sultry afternoon Define
hot and humid
as in: a sultry voice Define
expressing or arousing sensual desire -- especially in reference to a woman's appearance or voice
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