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Definition relating to water (similar to, or made from/with/by)
  • an aqueous solution
  • Aqueous low-level radioactive waste is poured into the top of the filter unit.
  • aqueous deposits
  • Down below him, in the dim, aqueous light, fronds moved back and forth slowly, like thinking creatures.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It might show a preference for the aqueous humor of the inner eye, and invade the eyeball.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Aqueous sunlight rippled over the spines of books and the smell of warm dust was everywhere.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • All morning they fished unenergetically, or tramped the dim and aqueous-lighted trails among rank ferns and moss sprinkled with crimson bells.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The windows of the room were closed, and the curtains drawn to give a shadowy, aqueous light in which we sat silently for a minute as though at a funeral.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • I nodded and sank into an aqueous sleep.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The spectral, half-compounded, aqueous light which pervaded the open mead impressed them with a feeling of isolation, as if they were Adam and Eve.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • The solar rays easily crossed this aqueous mass and dispersed its dark colors.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The way was clear between the rows of buried strawberries and he followed it with the starlight striking off the snow, bathing everything in an aqueous light.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He had aqueous gray eyes, and a sallow bumpy skin.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • Bad writers, and especially scientific, political and sociological writers, are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones, and unnecessary words like EXPEDITE, AMELIORATE, PREDICT, EXTRANEOUS, DERACINATED, CLANDESTINE, SUB-AQUEOUS and hundreds of others constantly gain ground from their Anglo-Saxon opposite numbers.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • And, as a matter of fact, we are sheltered from the north winds by the forest of Argueil on the one side, from the west winds by the St. Jean range on the other; and this heat, moreover, which, on account of the aqueous vapours given off by the river and the considerable number of cattle in the fields, which, as you know, exhale much ammonia, that is to say, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen (no, nitrogen and hydrogen alone), and which sucking up into itself the humus from the ground,...
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He looked at the aqueous blue sky whitened with little clouds, and at the land wooded with pines and indefinable tokens of the marshes and bright salt.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I could look down and think of myself inside that hollow inner chamber, in the aqueous green light, inside the great globe of the tree, and not even a jaybird in there with me now, for he had gone, and no chance of seeing anything beyond the green leaves, they were so thick, and no sound except, way off, the faint mumble of traffic, like the ocean chewing its gums.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • A pleasant land it is in sooth of murmuring waters, fishful streams where sport the gurnard, the plaice, the roach, the halibut, the gibbed haddock, the grilse, the dab, the brill, the flounder, the pollock, the mixed coarse fish generally and other denizens of the aqueous kingdom too numerous to be enumerated.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That he was hydrophobe, hating partial contact by immersion or total by submersion in cold water, (his last bath having taken place in the month of October of the preceding year), disliking the aqueous substances of glass and crystal, distrusting aquacities of thought and language.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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