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wallow as in:  wallow happily in the mud

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  • The hippo wallowed in the muddy water.
    wallowed = relaxed
  • Ah'm plumb wore out and hungry as a wallow-hog.   (source)
    wallow = related to a mud puddle that animals relax in
  • He was bathing in it, wallowing in it, positively luxuriating in it, his flickering tail hanging over the side of the bowl, flinging sugar across the table.   (source)
    wallowing = relaxing
  • Outside, the building was picturesque; inside, Phil wrote, it looked "like a dozen dirty Missouri pigs have been wallowing on it."   (source)
    wallowing = rolling around in the mud
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.   (source)
    wallows = mud puddles
  • He would like to have a bath, a proper wallow with soap.   (source)
    wallow = to relax in shallow water
  • Of course it was too freaking peaceful to last, right? I mean, there was no way I was going to wallow in serenity for more than two seconds, right?   (source)
    wallow = relax
  • It was an enormous bottomless trough in which the hogs could swill and wallow.   (source)
  • The buffaloes generally keep to the pools and muddy places, where they lie wallowing or basking in the warm mud for hours.   (source)
    wallowing = relaxing
  • They wallow in your good chairs and think to themselves, "Hang exertion."   (source)
    wallow = relax
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  • Don't think I'm only a brute in an officer's uniform, wallowing in dirt and drink.   (source)
    wallowing = relaxing
  • Life decays and reeks and returns to the rotted duff; a poignant wallow of death begetting life.   (source)
    wallow = mud puddle
  • Rats were everywhere, climbing up his waste bucket and wallowing in his urine pail, waking him at night by skittering over his face.   (source)
    wallowing = relaxing
  • Now secure, she wanted to dance, to play, to riot, to gorge on foods and fine wine, to deck herself in silks and satins, to wallow on soft feather beds and fine upholstery.   (source)
    wallow = relax; (or more rarely, a mud puddle)
  • In the open space around the depot, the soft ground had been cut and churned by the constant flow of traffic in and out until it resembled an enormous hog wallow, and here and there vehicles were mired to the hubs in the ruts.   (source)
  • Day after day Mowgli would lead the buffaloes out to their wallows,   (source)
    wallows = mud puddles
  • He continued wallowing calmly in the chair ….   (source)
    wallowing = relaxing
  • ...or watch a lizard basking on a rock, or a snake hunting a frog near the wallows.   (source)
    wallows = mud puddles
  • Akela and Gray Brother ran to and fro nipping the buffaloes' legs, and though the herd wheeled once to charge up the ravine again, Mowgli managed to turn Rama, and the others followed him to the wallows.   (source)
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wallow as in:  wallow in self-pity

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  • Don't wallow in your insecurities. Overcome them.
    wallow = indulge
  • We don't wallow around in the Games this way in District 12. We grit our teeth and watch because we must and try to get back to business as soon as possible when they're over.   (source)
    wallow = indulge (enjoy spending time)
  • Often, we wallow too much in ghamkhori and self-pity.   (source)
    wallow = indulge
  • Driving west out of Atlanta, he intended to invent an utterly new life for himself, one in which he would be free to wallow in unfiltered experience.   (source)
    wallow = indulge (enjoy spending time)
  • All of his life he had squandered his choices, wallowing in revenge and self-pity, keeping himself down.   (source)
    wallowing = indulging (making no attempt to move beyond the negative feelings)
  • Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked so easily — weak people, in other words — they stand no chance against his powers!   (source)
    wallow = indulge
  • But they don't have to go to the courthouse and wallow in it-   (source)
    wallow = indulge (get overly involved)
  • I wallowed in words. There was no end to them.   (source)
    wallowed = indulged (excessively enjoyed)
  • As much as Alyss had wallowed in the depths of her sorrow moments before, she now entered into the buoyant pleasure of the chase, laughing with each near-tagging of her younger self.   (source)
    wallowed = indulged in self-pity
  • Then he went down on all fours and crawled off, begging them to let him alone, and he rolled himself up in his blanket and wallowed in under the old pine table, still a-begging; and then he went to crying.   (source)
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  • I have seen them, Conrade, in the visions of the night—their sainted eyes shed tears for the sins and follies of their brethren, and for the foul and shameful luxury in which they wallow.   (source)
    wallow = indulge
  • They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own —   (source)
    wallow = indulge in an emotion or situation
  • Did the bacheh film, the Guy in the film, become kamyab and fulfill his dreams, or was he nah-kam, doomed to wallow in failure?   (source)
    wallow = indulge
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.   (source)
    wallowing = indulging or enjoying
  • You didn't wallow in your own filth and self-pity, you didn't pollute your own mind by sitting in front of the TV set all day and night, you didn't snarl and snap at people.   (source)
    wallow = indulge in an emotion or situation
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wallow as in:  a wagon wallowed through the mud

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  • We made poor time as we wallowed through the mud.
  • They maneuvered even closer until the boat wallowed next to Tate, sloshing water up his thighs.   (source)
    wallowed = rolled up and down on the waves
  • This caused the plane to slow dramatically and almost seem to stop and wallow in the air.   (source)
    wallow = move with difficulty
  • Among the casualties was a stone-crab boat called the Molly Bell, which was torn from her anchorage and swept up a swollen tidal creek, where she wallowed and sank from sight.   (source)
    wallowed = moved down in the mud
  • The heavy load of supplies caused the skiff to wallow through the waves.   (source)
    wallow = move with difficulty
  • The Ginnie Paul wallowed like the broad-beamed matron she was.   (source)
    wallowed = moved with difficulty
  • As the snow softened in the afternoon sun, the hoofs of our yaks punched through the frozen crust, and the beasts wallowed to their bellies.   (source)
  • But the fish did not come. Instead he lay there wallowing now in the seas and the old man pulled the skiff up onto him.   (source)
    wallowing = moving with difficulty (perhaps rolling with the waves, unable to move itself)
  • Audience much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you saw him wallowing along in the water like a porpoise, then you saw...   (source)
    wallowing = moving with difficulty
  • There seemed to be just as many vehicles wallowing in the mud holes as there had been then, except that there were no Confederate ambulances,   (source)
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  • The sheriff reached out and grabbed her gunwale, all of them wallowing in the churning wakes.   (source)
    wallowing = rolling up and down
  • The wind had risen some and the old vessel wallowed from wave crest to trough with every swell.   (source)
    wallowed = moved with difficulty
  • He dropped the net at his feet, left the boat wallowing against the pier, and walked directly to the courthouse.   (source)
    wallowing = rolling up and down from waves
  • For the past eight days we had fished the shelf of the Equatorial Shallows; a crew of two, casting and pulling nets, wading knee-deep through stinking fish and crunching trilobites, wallowing over every wave, casting and pulling nets, keeping watch, and sleeping like exhausted children during our brief rest periods.   (source)
    wallowing = moving with difficulty
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  • The year after my mom died, I spent a lot of time wallowing in selfpity and despair.†   (source)
  • Wallow around in there with her, pigs in pink bubbles.†   (source)
  • "While you were assuming I was wallowing in self-pity, I was busy getting rid of everything I could," he whispered, as though the walls had ears.†   (source)
  • She was just really bitter and hopeless, and she wallowed in that hopelessness.†   (source)
  • If its enclosure is too sunny or too wet or too empty, if its perch is too high or too exposed, if the ground is too sandy, if there are too few branches to make a nest, if the food trough is too low, if there is not enough mud to wallow in—and so many other ifs—then the animal will not be at peace.†   (source)
  • He wallowed into the ground and lay watching across his forearm.†   (source)
  • He'd hurt too much to do anything after that, and had spent most of the day on a bench on the outskirts of the Deadheads, wallowing in despair.†   (source)
  • Silver tongs and spoons hanging from the cart chime and clank, and the wheels clatter and wallow.†   (source)
  • The part of me that was still a sow longed to wallow, to press my skin against his and be engulfed.†   (source)
  • I made myself a promise: I'm not going to wallow or walk around moaning, "Woe is me!"†   (source)
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  • 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—†   (source)
  • But instead of wallowing, I move closer to Maven.†   (source)
  • While I was wallowing around on the floor of that cellar, thinking only of myself, he was here, thinking only of me.†   (source)
  • That's a wallow, but notice how the water is perfectly clear.†   (source)
  • Oh, no. It's off to the cinemas, our First Communion boys run to wallow in the filth spewed across the world by the devil's henchmen in Hollywood.†   (source)
  • With how Natalie was doing, asking for more of a goodbye was too selfish, so I gave the queen a final, deep curtsy and slowly left the room, wallowing in the disaster I'd created.†   (source)
  • For years I'd been wallowing in a hothouse of wasteful sorrow: Pippa Pippa Pippa, exhilaration and despair, it was never-ending, incidents of virtually no significance threw me to the stars or plunged me into speechless depressions, her name on my phone or an c-mail signed "Love" (which was how Pippa signed all her e-mails, to everyone) had me flying for days whereas — if, when phoning Hobie, she didn't ask to speak to me (and why should she?)†   (source)
  • She is impatient with those who wallow in pity.†   (source)
  • She'll explain that as a rule she hates war stories; she can't understand why people want to wallow in all the blood and gore.†   (source)
  • I wallowed in bed, which was our New York bed in our new house, which we still called the new house, even though we'd been back here for two years.†   (source)
  • Looking down, we saw the draccus rolling in the fire like a hog in a wallow.†   (source)
  • The men, yours truly included, wallow about as life's details mow us down and lay us out on Mommy's couch to watch Bowl games when the family gathers at Christmas and Thanksgiving, no matter how lousy the games are.†   (source)
  • When those two finish swilling ale and slurping on drumsticks and sucking fingers and generally wallowing and moaning, the audience wants to lie hack and smoke.†   (source)
  • Be strong or you will wallow in a greater mess, another voice replied.†   (source)
  • "The Clinki" the other MetaCop says, turning around, sneering at her through the antiballistic glass, wallowing in power.†   (source)
  • Day by day goes by and I begin to lose courage and wallow in dark thoughts.†   (source)
  • She wouldn't be one to let me wallow, but I thought that was a good thing.†   (source)
  • It's been written off, shoved beyond public consciousness and left to wallow in its own lawlessness and despair.†   (source)
  • The water grew rougher as they approached the open sea, and their icebreaker escort began to wallow on the swells.†   (source)
  • He had had to start thirty-two wars and had had to violate all of his pacts with death and wallow like a hog in the dungheap of glory in order to discover the privileges of simplicity almost forty years late.†   (source)
  • A great wallowing bush of mock orange shut off the view of the street in front, the house wall and the garage wall took care of either side, and a clump of birches and a box hedge protected me from Mrs. Ockenden at the back.†   (source)
  • I had to watch as others gouged where their sheep chewed grass, gutted where their pigs wallowed in the mud.†   (source)
  • Those who wallow in evil and brujeria cannot understand this.†   (source)
  • I slid off the track and wallowed in the dirt, feeling the sun on my face.†   (source)
  • What wonderful cross-currents of self-pity and selfesteem you are able to wallow in, seeing yourself laid out in a dark suit and tie, looking tanned, fit and rested, as they say of presidents after vacations.†   (source)
  • I kept imagining him, wallowing in his misery ...alone.†   (source)
  • You just like to wallow in your despair, you fools!†   (source)
  • He gulped and gripped the hawthorn staff once more, striving to ignore the mead and to concentrate upon what was immediate and tangible, instead of wallowing in dismal introspection.†   (source)
  • To contemplate, for example, evidence of human footsteps on the mat—absorb the smell of the quilt and wallow in the sweet certainty that many bodies had sweated, slept, dreamed, made love, been ill, and even died under it.†   (source)
  • Thankfully, he didn't let me wallow too long.†   (source)
  • Seth had lost a cousin in World War II, at the hands of his Japanese captors, and relished wallowing in his well-earned bigotry.†   (source)
  • Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.†   (source)
  • I wallowed in every aspect of the new reality.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, the president passes the rest of the day wallowing in grief, making no attempt to hide his depression from the White House staff.†   (source)
  • Hell, they wallow around with buffalo hunters and such like.†   (source)
  • Certainly I've never been allowed to wallow in it.†   (source)
  • She could imagine very well sitting on that front deck some summer evening, drinking a cold one, and wallowing in the silence.†   (source)
  • It wasn't something she liked to think about—Isabelle didn't enjoy wallowing in her own sorrows, much less other people's.†   (source)
  • In addition to wallowing in a bottomless pit of concern, Sarah's mother could also play to perfection the part of a guilt-ridden parent.†   (source)
  • But it was no use, wallowing in missing her.†   (source)
  • Wallowing in homesickness, one afternoon I tried to write a letter to Mom and Dad, unsure how I would get it into the mail.†   (source)
  • She'd come from the big mucky wallow the pigs had made where a stream crossed the track.†   (source)
  • The Selaesori Qhoran was a wallowing tub of five hundred tons, with a deep hold, high castles fore and aft, and a single mast between.†   (source)
  • I'm not trying to be a tough guy about this, but no matter what happens to you, it doesn't give you an excuse to blame others or wallow in self-pity.†   (source)
  • Snatches of competing songs came from the bathroom mixed with the sound of splashing and wallowing.†   (source)
  • Into the spring, Mortenson wallowed in his depression.†   (source)
  • M I C H A EL During the drive to Maggie's parents' home, I wallowed in various degrees of guilt.†   (source)
  • I love this idea so much, I lean back and wallow in it for a while, amending the letter over and over in my head.†   (source)
  • They seem to expect me to go back and wallow in it, wallow in it, wallow in it ...for nothing.†   (source)
  • He instructed me how futile it is to wallow in regret for that which cannot be changed and how atonement might he made for even the gravest sins.†   (source)
  • She was becoming him, sick with deception, wallowing in her own desperation to live, even if it meant the death of herself.†   (source)
  • For a long moment, I felt myself wallowing in that dreaded silence that always followed a question of his that a student couldn't answer, and I waited for the drumming of his fingers to begin.†   (source)
  • But you've been in a wallow of self-absorption and despair all winter, and no one could blame you.†   (source)
  • Six weeks ago, Train Number 193 had been sent with a load of steel, not to Faulkton, Nebraska, where the Spencer Machine Tool Company, the best machine tool concern still in existence, had been idle for two weeks, waiting for the shipment-but to Sand Creek, Illinois, where Confederated Machines had been wallowing in debt for over a year, producing unreliable goods at unpredictable times.†   (source)
  • The longboats wallowed at anchor, masts bare, empty.†   (source)
  • They had just finished cruising down the Congo River where they narrowly escaped hippopotamuses wallowing in the shallows and natives with blow-darts hiding behind palm trees.†   (source)
  • Wallow in it!†   (source)
  • Ah, little friend, ever you have the fortune to find gold in the mud where others wallow!†   (source)
  • If she hadn't been wallowing in As it was, Eve scowled, asked herself why she'd had to pull over at just this spot.†   (source)
  • He wanted to tell her what a disturbed and vicious piece of garbage she was, wallowing in her schizophrenic fantasies, psychic vampire sucking on the misery of others to feed some sick need of her own— And then he heard, in memory, the words that Wallace Buck first said to him in the cemetery.†   (source)
  • Now, years later, I know that it is both necessary and human for us to wallow, each in our own way, in grief.†   (source)
  • But her daughter can only wallow in her own discomforts.†   (source)
  • And behind that was another fenced space where enormous hogs rolled in a wallow of mud, like giant babies at play.†   (source)
  • She popped her chewing gum and wallowed it around in her mouth.†   (source)
  • He went down, yelling and pitching and wallowing.†   (source)
  • A lovely sloop stood away from us, her genoa set like a curving scarf, and all the coastal craft trudged up the Sound or wallowed heavily toward New York.†   (source)
  • She was as filthy as though she'd been living in a hog wallow, and her neck and back were covered with scars, old scars crisscrossed with fresh ones from the beating Miss Susan and her husband had given her because she ran away.†   (source)
  • Half a mile upstream and he found a mud wallow the bear had used the day before" From there the trail left the stream, and that afternoon it led him to the lower reaches of Bald Mountain.†   (source)
  • He shook his head and slowly straightened, like a great storm-beset ship that has been wallowing in the trough of the sea but will not founder.†   (source)
  • I'm quite fond of this world, though it wallows in an age of darkness.†   (source)
  • He found himself thinking, almost angrily, But the gingham dog and the calico cat Wallowed this way and tumbled that, Employing every tooth and claw In the awfullest way you ever saw, And, oh!†   (source)
  • Well, it seems there's a break in the fence and the pigs have been bathing in the millionaire's ice pond, and Harker's foreman told him he was sure Shaughnessy had broken the fence on purpose to give his pigs a free wallow.†   (source)
  • Silently, wallowing in the pleasures of conspiracy, we take the bead purse from its secret place and spill its contents on the scrap quilt.†   (source)
  • Every time you went to the pleebs to wallow in the mud and drown your lovesick sorrows.†   (source)
  • He can no longer wallow in what happened in the past.†   (source)
  • Angelo told me to head for a wallow in a grassy opening at the bottom of a ravine.†   (source)
  • We staked out a wallow deep in the woods, and then a clearing of ferns, but saw no signs of pig.†   (source)
  • They cool off in those muddy wallows, leaving the marks of their hoofprints.†   (source)
  • And the awful part is that he wallows in it.†   (source)
  • It's just—please don't take this the wrong way, Wilson, but you usually don't wallow in the past.†   (source)
  • Even pigs won't wallow in their own dirt.†   (source)
  • These animals who wallowed in their sickness deserved nothing less than death.†   (source)
  • The last thing I wanted was for him to go wallow in remorse.†   (source)
  • Finally, I stopped wallowing and went to breakfast.†   (source)
  • He breathed in the scent of her hair, wallowed in the texture of it She'd come to him.†   (source)
  • You just want to wallow in it all by yourself and let the booze do the thinking.†   (source)
  • They'd come there to drink and to wallow around in the potholes of soft cool mud.†   (source)
  • "A pig's got into the east meadows and is wallowing in the spring," said Mau, standing up.†   (source)
  • I sit here wallowing in jealousy of my brother.†   (source)
  • The encounter begins with tears, quivering, and reluctance: she sobs, she reproaches herself, she pictures herself as ruined, wallowing in shame, a soul condemned.†   (source)
  • Until the summer of 1962, I felt that I couldn't wait to grow up and be treated with the kind of respect I imagined adults were routinely offered and adamantly thought they deserved—I couldn't wait to wallow in the freedom and the privileges I imagined grown-ups enjoyed.†   (source)
  • Next come the villages, with squalid hovels and squinting urchins and women lugging bundles of sticks, the dirt roads murky with pig-wallow.†   (source)
  • For Cassie, March 8 not only meant the end of wallowing in anger and emptiness, confusion and despair, but the chance to begin a new chapter.†   (source)
  • A minute after that the Zodiac reappeared at the Dallas' side, then approached the Red October slowly, almost wallowing with her cargo of men.†   (source)
  • Dad phoned to wish us happy anniversary, and I picked up the phone and I was going to play it cool, but then I started crying when I started talking—I was doing the awful chick talk-cry: mwaha-waah-gwwahh-and-waaa-wa—so I had to tell him what happened, and he told me I should open a bottle of wine and wallow in it for a bit.†   (source)
  • Our father had struck up acquaintance with a man from the ship, who was able to give us some information; and so he left us with a mug of cider amongst us, crammed with our boxes into one room of a tavern which was filthier than a pig wallow, and went off to make further enquiries.†   (source)
  • He had fled from her in an attempt to wipe out her memory, not only through distance but by means of a muddled fury that his companions at arms took to be boldness, but the more her image wallowed in the dunghill of the war, the more the war resembled Amaranta.†   (source)
  • Their posture is appalling as a rule, and judging from their songs they snivel and wallow, grin and bear it having gone the way of the foxtrot.†   (source)
  • The front end sank in an instant, but the after part wallowed for a few seconds like a bathtub before beginning to fill with water.†   (source)
  • He's driven by what feels like uncontrollable desire; but apart from that apart from himself, at these times, as the sheets toss like waves and he tumbles and wallows and gasps — another part of himself stands with folded arms, fully clothed, merely curious, merely observing.†   (source)
  • But the Rev. Mr. Merrill was a man who took to wallowing in guilt; his remorse, after all; was all he had to cling to—especially after his scant courage left him, and he was forced to acknowledge that he would never be brave enough to abandon his miserable wife and children for my mother.†   (source)
  • Nelson on his column, Prince Albert on his throne with a quartet of exotic women roiling and wallowing around his feet, spewing out fruit and wheat.†   (source)
  • But it wallowed like a pig, and the second-class deck overlooked the first-class one, so you couldn't walk about there without a railing-full of impecunious gawkers checking you over.†   (source)
  • The Myraham was a wallowing tub, if truth be told, and he would not care to be aboard her in a storm.†   (source)
  • Now Josef wallows.†   (source)
  • For even though it seemed only decent and right to grieve for him, she also wanted to do everything possible not to wallow in her grief.†   (source)
  • In that mood of lazy righteousness he wallowed in Guitar's bed, the same righteousness that had made him tail his mother like a secret agent when she left the house a week or so ago.†   (source)
  • I'm going to wallow in the bathtub.†   (source)
  • He was wallowing.†   (source)
  • The girl's two old aunties wallowed in their grief They rode along silently at the rear of the cart, facing backward, showing no interest in the journey or the passing countryside.†   (source)
  • Other days Augustus would idle along with his pigs, who frequently stopped to wallow in puddles or root rats out of their holes.†   (source)
  • Swordfish was lagging once more, wallowing in the wake of the smaller ships to either side; elsewise the line was straight as a shield wall.†   (source)
  • I should just let her wallow in her discomfort, force her to snub me, but I'm not about to let them get the best of me.†   (source)
  • The silence stretched between us as my mind wallowed around in the gutter wondering just exactly what he did for Neferet.†   (source)
  • I wallowed through the coal and climbed down the outside ladder of the car and jumped for it, skinning my hands, knees, and elbows on the packed coal around the track.†   (source)
  • Tired as he was, Eragon savored the magnificence of the view: the growling storm that was about to swallow the whole of Belatona glowed white and brilliant along its leading edge, while farther away, the thunderhead wallowed in inky shadows that betrayed nothing of their contents, save when bolts of lightning shot through them.†   (source)
  • Confronted with the immediate needs of a five-year-old child with third-degree burns across half her torso, it was impossible to wallow in self-pity.†   (source)
  • Transito Ariza, who had waited for him until six o'clock in the morning with her heart in her mouth, searched for him in the most improbable hiding places, and a short while after noon she found him wallowing in a pool of fragrant vomit in a cove of the bay where drowning victims washed ashore.†   (source)
  • Something within me wants me to slip back and wallow in the garbage of my encounter with Collin ...but I won't let it!†   (source)
  • The butcher's burly grace, watch him trim a chop, see how he belongs to the cutting block, to the wallow of trembling muscle and mess—his aptitude and ease, the sense that he was born to the task restored a certain meaning to these eviscerated beasts.†   (source)
  • I sometimes do this too, wallowing among the pages of colored paper, surrounded by the fuggy scent of boys.†   (source)
  • He'd roll and wallow in the dirt and go dragging his body through tall weeds, trying to get the scent off; but he couldn't.†   (source)
  • Arab nations should look at your tremendous work and wallow in shame for never helping their own people.†   (source)
  • They groped like desperate virgins and found each other any way they could, wallowing in the torn albums, fully dressed, soaked with sweat, and more concerned with avoiding the furious claws of the cat than with the disastrous love they were making.†   (source)
  • as the grandfather bird took off again with another of Mau's boiled fish in its beak, making the canoe wallow for a moment.†   (source)
  • Wherever she could reach she touched, she tasted, wallowing in pleasure each time she heard his breath tremble.†   (source)
  • When the horse fell, he managed to turn him so that the horse lay across one end of the wallow, his blood pumping out into the dust.†   (source)
  • It was not easy to move inside the house because of the crowd, but Florentino Ariza managed to make his way to the master bedroom, peered on tiptoe over the groups of people blocking the door, and saw Juvenal Urbino in the conjugal bed as he had wanted to see him since he had first heard of him—wallowing in the indignity of death.†   (source)
  • They gathered sticky mud out of a hog wallow and carried it up and stuck it to the bare rocks of the cliff, shaping the mud into little bulging nests with a single hole in the center of each one.†   (source)
  • By the time U.S. forces had settled in to endure their long occupation of Iraq, and Anne Beyersdorfer had dismantled the "shock and awe" operation and returned home, the CAI had gone from wallowing near financial insolvency to possessing a bank balance of more than one million dollars.†   (source)
  • As Augustus raced through the bones he saw a wallow, a place where many buffalo had laid down and rolled in the dirt.†   (source)
  • He jumped down, pulled his rifle and cartridge rolls clear of the horse and dropped them in the buffalo wallow.†   (source)
  • I lay on the bed inside the cabin and Yeller lay on the cowhide in the dog run, and we both hurt so bad that we were wallowing and groaning and whimpering all the time.†   (source)
  • He charged at the wallow, rifle in one hand, lance in the other, though when he tried to lever the rifle with one hand he dropped it.†   (source)
  • Fifty weeks out of the year Hat Creek was nothing but a sandy ditch, and the fact that the two pigs didn't regard it as a fit wallow was a credit to their intelligence.†   (source)
  • The night was stifling and Jake so sandy that by the time he got through there was so much dirt in the bed that they might as well have been wallowing around on the ground.†   (source)
  • For long periods he would welter in a howling celibacy, and then he would take a train to San Francisco and roll and wallow in women, and then he would come silently back to the ranch, feeling weak and unfulfilled and unworthy, and he would punish himself with work, would plow and plant unprofitable land, would cut tough oakwood until his back was breaking and his arms were weary rags.†   (source)
  • One moment he was dedicated and pure and devoted; the next he wallowed in filth; and the next he groveled in shame and emerged rededicated.†   (source)
  • There was one of those big blow-out laughs and Janie was wallowing in it.†   (source)
  • Terrified, rigid, David watched the tug wallow by.†   (source)
  • A fellow kind of hates to see ....wallowing in somebody else's mire ....†   (source)
  • He hated people wallowing in food, Mr. Ramsay frowned at her.†   (source)
  • White, an iron, floury, adrift bakery, it wallowed wide and aimless all week.†   (source)
  • Next day the wind had again dropped, and again we were wallowing in the swell.†   (source)
  • As if I gorged myself upon my earnings, as if I drank them, wallowed in the streets.†   (source)
  • He was wallowing in blackness and far away the telephone bell was ringing with nobody there to answer it.†   (source)
  • He stood there and grinned as he thought what a funny, crazy, dishonest fellow I was to show my teeth in rage and curse the whole world one moment and, the next, to be falling all over myself in the eagerness of my response to the first amiable greeting of the first good honest fellow who came my way, to be wallowing like a suckling-pig in the luxury of a little pleasant feeling and friendly esteem.†   (source)
  • There was the teasing and impossible desire to imitate the petty pride of sparrows wallowing and flouncing in the red dust of country roads.†   (source)
  • Let the little brute wallow in it.†   (source)
  • And he would refer to the hardships of his own youth, cast out, so he said, to earn his living, at an age which varied, according to his temper, at from six to eleven years, contrasting his poverty to the luxury in which his own children wallowed.†   (source)
  • There wasn't much grass in the yard, and a half dozen hens wallowed and fluffed and cuck-cucked in the dust under the magnolia trees.†   (source)
  • Waves were all round them, tossing and sinking, with a log wallowing down one wave; a gull riding on another.†   (source)
  • He never told her how often he had seen the other men figuratively wallowing in it as she went about things in the store.†   (source)
  • He stamped them into the snow under him in the wallowing struggle.†   (source)
  • I came upon a boiler wallowing in the grass, then found a path leading up the hill.†   (source)
  • She turned round and round in it, embracing it, wallowing in it.†   (source)
  • For a time Martin was again left free to wallow in work.†   (source)
  • A yellow fog lay wallowing on the treetops.†   (source)
  • It was great to see him wade in the water an' wallow an' souse his head under.†   (source)
  • The horses splashed into a buffalo-wallow and drank of the fresh rain water.†   (source)
  • And the Church of England lets them wallow in their sins!†   (source)
  • Artists like—well, like Fernand don't seem to have to wallow in alcohol.†   (source)
  • The regiment slid down a bank and wallowed across a little stream.†   (source)
  • Wallowing in the fight, they were in an astonishingly short time resmudged.†   (source)
  • And Mr William Archer himself disowns me because I "cannot touch pitch without wallowing in it".†   (source)
  • They may wallow in their filth then and rue the day when they drove a patriot into exile.†   (source)
  • WALLEN; A.S. WALW-IAN, to roll, to wallow.†   (source)
  • —we do fairly wallow in the mud, sir, saving your worship's presence.†   (source)
  • You flouted the ministers of holy religion, you turned your back on the confessional, you wallowed deeper and deeper in the mire of sin.†   (source)
  • But, on the other hand, they connect diagonally, and the sprawling outlines run off in great slanting waves of optic horror, like a lot of wallowing seaweeds in full chase.†   (source)
  • The teachers in these institutions came not to keep the Negroes in their place, but to raise them out of the defilement of the places where slavery had wallowed them.†   (source)
  • But I confess that had I found nothing to do in the world but wallow in these delights I should have cut my throat.†   (source)
  • my lady must have two eggs every morning for breakfast, and eggs sixty cents a dozen, and wa'n't satisfied with one, like most folks—what did she care how much they cost or if a person couldn't make hardly nothing on her board and room, in fact I just took her in out of charity and I might have known from the kind of stockings and clothes that she sneaked into my house in her trunk—" Before they got her story she had five more minutes of obscene wallowing.†   (source)
  • I would I could offer you a more hearty and more appetising meal ...but I think you will find the soup eatable and the wine good; these people wallow in dirt, but live well as a rule.†   (source)
  • Oh, how simple it would all have been had I been here before they came like a herd of buffalo and wallowed all over it.†   (source)
  • Bear-wallow.†   (source)
  • Perhaps his taciturnity hid a contempt for the human race which had abandoned the great dreams of his youth and now wallowed in sluggish ease; or perhaps these thirty years of revolution had taught him that men are unfit for liberty, and he thought that he had spent his life in the pursuit of that which was not worth the finding.†   (source)
  • He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.†   (source)
  • It cost them nothing; for apart from the superficial thrills of listening to their idolized tenor wallow in molten splendor, to a voice surging in a cantabile that blessed the world with the high arts of passion—apart from such thrills, they had no love for the instrument and were quite willing to let anyone who liked take care of it.†   (source)
  • The men who worked on the killing beds would come to reek with foulness, so that you could smell one of them fifty feet away; there was simply no such thing as keeping decent, the most careful man gave it up in the end, and wallowed in uncleanness.†   (source)
  • I am in terror lest, if you leave me, it will be with me another case of the pig that was washed turning back to his wallowing in the mire!†   (source)
  • The cabin was small, to begin with, and to move around, as I was compelled to, was not made easier by the schooner's violent pitching and wallowing.†   (source)
  • They could tell the whole hateful story of it, set forth the inner soul of a city in which justice and honor, women's bodies and men's souls, were for sale in the marketplace, and human beings writhed and fought and fell upon each other like wolves in a pit; in which lusts were raging fires, and men were fuel, and humanity was festering and stewing and wallowing in its own corruption.†   (source)
  • And as I choked and strangled, and as the Ghost wallowed for an instant, broadside on and rolling straight over and far into the wind, I beheld a huge sea rise far above my head.†   (source)
  • As he stood there, trying to form in words something to say to Pilchuck, a huge old buffalo bull, one of the many that had been mired in the sand, floundered and wallowed free, and waddled to the opposite shore.†   (source)
  • Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.†   (source)
  • Then may I ask, Commander, why you have left Heaven to come here and wallow, as you express it, in sentimental beatitudes which you confess would once have driven you to cut your throat?†   (source)
  • He had broken through the melting snow crust, and wallowed, while the snowshoe rabbits had skimmed along on top lightly as ever.†   (source)
  • And all the while, rolling, plunging, climbing the moving mountains and falling and wallowing in the foaming valleys, the schooner Ghost was fighting her way farther and farther into the heart of the Pacific—and I was on her.†   (source)
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