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sultry as in:  a sultry afternoon

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  • The forecast is for another round of overnight storms followed by another sultry day.
  • In 1986, on the sultry spring weekend that Chris graduated from Woodson High School, Walt and Billie threw a party for him.   (source)
  • Even the weather seemed to be celebrating; as June approached, the days became cloudless and sultry, and all anybody felt like doing was strolling onto the grounds and flopping down on the grass with several pints of iced pumpkin juice, perhaps playing a casual game of Gobstones or watching the giant squid propel itself dreamily across the surface of the lake.   (source)
  • The Summer Session—a few dozen boys being force-fed education, a stopgap while most of the masters were away and most of the traditions stored against sultriness—the Summer Session was over.   (source)
    sultriness = heat and humidity
  • The day of the reaping's hot and sultry.   (source)
    sultry = hot and humid
  • With the sun hanging low, the air had none of the sultry humid heat of the coast, and I caught the scent of conifers drifting down from the mountains.   (source)
  • The air that came in through the window was sultry; it made Dustfinger drowsy.   (source)
  • The sultry, salty air swirled into the room behind him.   (source)
  • And in effect the sultry darkness into which the students now followed him was visible and crimson, like the darkness of closed eyes on a summer's afternoon.   (source)
  • In the evening it grows sultry and the heat rises from the earth.   (source)
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  • It was hot and sultry and Janie left the field and went home.   (source)
  • Then the wind went again, it was hot and sultry as before.   (source)
  • The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August.   (source)
  • Aunt Sally jumped for her, and most hugged the head off of her, and cried over her, and I found a good enough place for me under the bed, for it was getting pretty sultry for us, seemed to me.   (source)
    sultry = hot and humid (figuratively)
  • The morning had been fine, but it was growing warm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward.   (source)
    sultry = hot and humid
  • It was a cloudy, sultry afternoon; the seamen were lazily lounging about the decks, or vacantly gazing over into the lead-coloured waters.   (source)
  • It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain: and our place of meeting had been fixed at the guide-stone, by the cross-roads.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • These furious thoughts whirled around in Harry's head, and his insides writhed with anger as a sultry, velvety night fell around him, the air full of the smell of warm, dry grass, and the only sound that of the low grumble of traffic on the road beyond the park railings.   (source)
  • Still sultry, however, obliged by necessity, I went out with my gun, and...   (source)
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sultry as in:  a sultry voice

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  • She plays the role of a sultry jazz singer.
  • She described the transition of the "sexy American girl" from the classic blue-eyed blonde to the sultry brunette with brains and charm.
  • Hollywood movie posters displayed sultry actresses dancing with handsome, brown-skinned men in fields of marigolds.   (source)
    sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)
  • During dessert of boysenberry cream with savoiardi and steaming Romcaffe, Vittoria pressed her bare legs against his beneath the table and fixed him with a sultry stare.   (source)
    sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
  • Bored out of her skull, she'd been taking pictures of herself in the booth for twenty minutes. This round, she'd made sultry, sex-kitten expressions.   (source)
    sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)
  • Night Had Hung a sultry, black curtain, sequined gold.   (source)
    sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
  • Her beams bemocked the sultry main,
    Like April hoar-frost spread;
    But where the ship's huge shadow lay,
    The charmed water burnt alway
    A still and awful red.   (source)
  • The kid peeled one side of his jacket open and gave me a fleeting glance of his sexy pictures: postcards of Hindi movies showing doe-eyed sultry actresses, fully dressed, in the arms of their leading men.   (source)
    sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)
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  • The sultry air holds out against her.†   (source)
  • Most especially, he adored voices—crying, pleading, laughing voices—and the great melodious singers were his favorites, whether they radiated unrestrained longing or sultry indifference.†   (source)
  • I have no conscious memory of this first go-around in a temple, but some smell of incense, some play of light and shadow, some flame, some burst of colour, something of the sultriness and mystery of the place must have stayed with me.†   (source)
  • With her extravagant curves, her sultry eyes and harmonica voice, she was volcanic on-screen.†   (source)
  • But it was what a summer wedding should be—sultry, something momentarily pretty, giving way to a heat that is unrestrained.†   (source)
  • On some level, I was repelled by her—by her stuttery voice, her thick, shiny lip gloss that came in a tube that said Lip Glass; by the multiple pierce holes in her ears and the gap in her front teeth that she liked to worry with her tongue —but there was something sultry and exciting and tough about her too: an animal strength, a purring, prowling quality when she was out of her heels and walking barefoot.†   (source)
  • It was a hot, sultry night.†   (source)
  • He wears a blue oxford shirt, khakis, a camel-colored corduroy blazer bought for his college interviews that is too warm for the sultry day.†   (source)
  • A rhapsody pressed out from a sultry furnace somewhere inside — a cacophony of crippled cries.†   (source)
  • Brandy has a limited repertoire of facial expressions: cute and pouty; cute and sultry; perky and interested; smiling and receptive; cute and spacy.†   (source)
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  • The voice was a cross between a sultry growl and a purr, shaping the English words with difficulty.†   (source)
  • She threw her head back and laughed, a sultry and wicked sound.†   (source)
  • We rushed through the early evening city, the sky overhead a pale violet now that the clouds were gone, the stars small and faint, the air around us sultry and fragrant even as we moved away from the spacious gardens, towards those mean and narrow streets where the flowers erupt in the cracks of the stones, and the huge oleander shoots out thick, waxen stems of white and pink blooms, like a monstrous weed in the empty lots.†   (source)
  • That year summer arrived early, with a sultry heat that covered the city with its nightmare glare.†   (source)
  • The sultry weather presaged the first rains of the year, but the transparent air and the Sunday silence in the harbor seemed to belong to a more benevolent month.†   (source)
  • Six and six, damas and caballeros, they went through a complicated series of steps, the women's castanets clacking a teasing beat, the men echoing their partners' moves with sultry struts, and foot stomps.†   (source)
  • She loved everything about the town: the smell of pine and salt on early spring mornings, the sultry summer evenings that made her skin glisten, the fiery glow of autumn leaves.†   (source)
  • The days were sultry and overcast, humidity bending the branches of trees, but now and again the clouds to the west showed a new brightness.†   (source)
  • A thick layer of clouds pressed heavily on the atmosphere now, making it almost sultry; it was warm and close under the gray blanket.†   (source)
  • It's my motto," said Isabelle, with a sultry smile.†   (source)
  • Her oval eyes sloped down to the bridge of her nose, giving her a sultry, inviting gaze.†   (source)
  • Her voice is surprisingly low—sultry but she speaks rapidly.†   (source)
  • It was nearly sunup, still sultry and humid.†   (source)
  • Despite the sunset, the evening seemed heavy with cloud and among the trees it was sultry and gray.†   (source)
  • Stifling nights followed sultry, drenching days, till vegetation everywhere sprouted unwholesomely and the mountain slopes had almost the reek of tropic jungles.†   (source)
  • I don't think I've ever met a Tribal woman with such sultry self-possession.†   (source)
  • The demon laughed and spoke in a woman's voice amused and sultry and utterly disconnected from the bent, grotesque form within the circle.†   (source)
  • "Well now, what have we here?" says a sultry voice from somewhere very nearby.†   (source)
  • The sultry tone caused something deep within me to stir.†   (source)
  • All that was missing was for him to turn his face toward mine, tilt my chin, and part his sultry lips ....But even without the kiss, it was magical.†   (source)
  • The onset of the Depression made it nearly impossible for ordinary women actually to own the expensive Parisian fashions they saw sultry stars wearing in the movies—but talented seamstresses who could imitate the designs with less costly fabrics found plenty of business, and the "knockoff" was born at last...long may it live (see: Vuitton, Louis).†   (source)
  • There's no eye shadow so I just smear a tiny bit of the mascara around my eyes for that extra sultry emphasis.†   (source)
  • In 1936, on a sultry August Sunday in Detroit, Pollard, Smith, and Howard formed an unlikely alliance.†   (source)
  • "Your Grace," that one said, in her sultry Myrish tones, "I have sent word to my friends across the narrow sea, asking them to seize the Imp at once should he show his ugly face in the Free Cities."†   (source)
  • Her grin became wicked, then sultry.†   (source)
  • Beanie's actually very pretty (in a sultry kind of way) and one time my mom (trying to be helpful) wanted to give her a complete makeover—but that's another story.†   (source)
  • Eve had a quick vision of a curvy blond with a sultry mouth and almond eyes.†   (source)
  • There may even be Americans who would like a car that talks with a sultry German voice, like, say, Marlene Dietrich's.†   (source)
  • He listened to the casually sexy rustle of crushed silk, the martial click-click of designer shoes, the sultry scuff of cowboy boots that cost more than Wyatt Earp had earned in a lifetime.†   (source)
  • The sultry July sun fed the thick plants, and the Hollow became an enchanted wonderland.†   (source)
  • It was her sultry glare, which contained both direct challenge and expectancy, a look of naked invitation like a lascivious lariat thrown around my ears.†   (source)
  • On a sultry October afternoon, trolling for bass in the channel, he had seen a pair of faultlessly curved and tapered legs incongruously stretched toward the sky from the McGovern dock.†   (source)
  • The late afternoon had grown hot and sultry and the country had flattened out.†   (source)
  • Outside the day is still fine but increasingly sultry, with a faint haziness in the air which softens the glare of the sun.†   (source)
  • But her sister stared back with sultry eyes, boldly provocative.†   (source)
  • It was a sultry day.†   (source)
  • It was a wet, sultry morning.†   (source)
  • She wiggled her shoulders and sang "Stormy Weather" in a voice like a sultry groan.†   (source)
  • Lord Merryweather's dark-haired Myrish wife with her big black sultry eyes.†   (source)
  • Cordelia with a cigarette in the corner of her mouth, her eyelids half closed, trying for sultry.†   (source)
  • It was hot, one of those sultry, breathless days.†   (source)
  • She stared at him, her expression sultry.†   (source)
  • Outside, the sultry night
    Threatens to turn inclement.†   (source)
  • The day Yurii Andreievich left, it was sultry.†   (source)
  • There were faint white lights in the distance, like fireflies blinking in the dark, and music, slow, sultry music and laughter.†   (source)
  • Sultry weather, damp foreheads, a shower before gin and tonics on the back verandah, overlooking the sere garden.†   (source)
  • She gave him a sultry look.†   (source)
  • There was a sultry, heavy feel to the air, portending a storm later that afternoon, and he wondered idly whether Tuck had an umbrella stashed in the house somewhere.†   (source)
  • She struck a sultry pose.†   (source)
  • Though she'd liked being called "baby" earlier in the evening, thinking it made her seem sultry, that was when Cobra was doing it.†   (source)
  • And her face in his chest, then those small eyes looking up to him, trying to be sultry but achieving something more like searching.†   (source)
  • She put one hand on her hip, the other behind her head, looking at him through half-open eyes, sultry and lascivious.†   (source)
  • Then sent him a sultry, sidelong stare.†   (source)
  • I think the noise of their hooves was the only sound for miles around on that sultry, quiet afternoon.†   (source)
  • And "Merry" was what she was to call boisterous plump Meredyth Crane, but most definitely not Lady Merryweather, a sultry black-eyed Myrish beauty.†   (source)
  • The matter with me was that I was terribly aroused, hearing Shiva's story, and now seeing the sultry look in Genet's eyes, her body in touching distance, smelling her in heat, and knowing she was willing.†   (source)
  • Little by little he grew accustomed to the sultry heat of October, to the excessive odors, to the hasty judgments of his friends, to the We'll see tomorrow, Doctor, don't worry, and at last he gave in to the spell of habit.†   (source)
  • He wrapped his blanket around him tightly to prevent Ed from slipping in, but it was a hot sultry night and he was soon sweating so profusely that he couldn't sleep anyway.†   (source)
  • As she left the mill those sultry evenings, with the heat mists still tremulous over the valley and heat lightnings bickering in the west, she went with a lagging step up the village street, not looking, as had been her wont, first toward the far blue mountains, and then at the glorious state of the big valley.†   (source)
  • The voice, soft and sultry, sweet.†   (source)
  • It was another beautiful morning, with the hint of summer—Roscoe had always loved the summer and hated the cold, and he wondered if he would get back in time to enjoy the sultry days of July and August, when it was so hot even the river hardly seemed to move.†   (source)
  • She gave it a vicious swipe with her arm and straightened up, muttering, "Collards, collards," in a voice of sultry subdued wrath.†   (source)
  • The sun had gone down, leaving a wake of sultry red over the kopjes, and the dusk was creeping over the fields from the edges of the bush.†   (source)
  • The Maple Court was large, and on the seedy side, with the faint pervasive odor of stagnant water, but the three of us were attracted there on especially sultry summer nights by the refrigerated air and by the fact that we had grown rather to like its down-at-the-heel easygoingness.†   (source)
  • Finally, though, as dark fell over Flatbush, I wandered a little drunkenly back through the sultry dusk to the Pink Palace, gazing up with tangled apprehension and hope at the soft glow, the color of rosé wine, that blossomed out from beneath Sophie's window blind, indicating that she was there.†   (source)
  • And so the days passed, through August and September, hot hazy days with slow winds blowing in sultry, dusty gusts from the encircling granite kopjes.†   (source)
  • It was a damp, dark April morning, as gray as the slate, locked in by the mountains on all sides and therefore still and sultry.†   (source)
  • It was a low dome of sonorous blue, with an undertone of sultry sulphur color, because of the smoke that dimmed the air.†   (source)
  • The same sun splashed with sultry ocher
    The woods near by, the hamlet's houses,
    My bed, my dampened pillow
    And the watt's angle near the bookshelf.†   (source)
  • The feeling of late afternoon was in the air, and there was a sultry, dusty evening glow, a clanging bell of yellow light that washed in her head like pain.†   (source)
  • And when the morning comes
    Sunshot and sultry
    And once more starts drying the puddles
    Left on the street by last night's downpour,
    The fragrant lindens,
    Ages old but still in full blossom,
    Have a glum look about them
    Because they haven't slept themselves out.†   (source)
  • All things became confused:
    The sultriness and the desert,
    And lizards, and wellsprings and streams.†   (source)
  • The air was heavy and sultry and the earth rich and full with growing.†   (source)
  • The town was warming up to boilingpoint under a sultry sky.†   (source)
  • During the sultry week that followed, my relations with my father deteriorated sharply.†   (source)
  • Rusted, grease-fouled, its cracked chimney smeared on one side with a soaring smudge of soot, it sheds a feeble and sultry glare upon the trestles and the boards and the adjacent earth.†   (source)
  • It was close and sultry, and soon there would be thunder from across the Umzimkulu, for on this day the drought would break, with no doubt at all.†   (source)
  • And yet side by side with this there existed a need of one another so terrible that it produced miracles as naturally as the charged air of a sultry day produces lightning.†   (source)
  • Night came and it was sultry.†   (source)
  • One day, when they had been riding for some time, they came to a forest during a sultry noon, and Lancelot was so worn out by the struggle inside him about the Queen, and by the weather as well, that he felt he could not go further.†   (source)
  • About him the cabins were shaped blackly out of blackness by the faint, sultry glow of kerosene lamps.†   (source)
  • Conway stood hesitant, breathing an atmosphere that was not only sultry, but full of dusk, so that it was several seconds before he could accustom his eyes to the gloom.†   (source)
  • The days were sultry.†   (source)
  • For, characteristically, the sound that rose toward the terraces still bathed in the last glow of daylight, now that the noises of vehicles and motors-the sole voice of cities in ordinary times-had ceased, was but one vast rumor of low voices and incessant footfalls, the drumming of innumerable soles timed to the eerie whistling of the plague in the sultry air above, the sound of a huge concourse of people marking time, a never ending, stifling drone that, gradually swelling, filled the town from end to end, and evening after evening gave its truest, mournfulest expression to the blind endurance that had ousted love from all our hearts.†   (source)
  • The day after Sir Grummore's visit was sweltering for the men who toiled from milking to milking and then again till sunset in their battle with the sultry element For the hay was an element to them, like sea or air, in which they bathed and plunged themselves and which they even breathed in.†   (source)
  • When they got back to camp the afternoon was closing, and it was exceedingly sultry.†   (source)
  • Still, oppressive, sultry, the air seemed charged.†   (source)
  • The day had grown sultry, and in the windows of the grocers' shops musty biscuits lay bleaching.†   (source)
  • A heavy, sultry atmosphere made breathing difficult.†   (source)
  • The weather was warm and sultry and put us both in a holiday humour.†   (source)
  • When Abe's car pulled up ahead of them the east was crayoned red and yellow, promising a sultry day.†   (source)
  • After a while one got restless under it, as one does under the heat of a soft, sultry summer day.†   (source)
  • It was sultry and oppressive, reminding me of what the old Californians term "earthquake weather."†   (source)
  • It was a cloudy, sultry summer morning, with storm in the air.†   (source)
  • No fire was necessary, as the air was close and sultry; besides, it might have attracted attention.†   (source)
  • And free likewise to go where ye will, so ye wander not out of his grace the Devil's sultry realm.†   (source)
  • It was a fine night: not moonlight, but sultry and fragrant.†   (source)
  • MARGARET (with a lamp)
    It is so close, so sultry, here!†   (source)
  • The air feels so excessively close and sultry, I think a storm is brewing.'†   (source)
  • It was a sultry, close day, the next day, as the steamer drew near to New Orleans.†   (source)
  • He followed her down a winding trail—down and down till the green plain rose to blot out the scrawled wall of rock, down into a verdant canyon where a brook made swift music over stones, where the air was sultry and hot, laden with the fragrant breath of flower and leaf.†   (source)
  • Chapter 4 The blinds of Mrs. Peniston's drawing-room were drawn down against the oppressive June sun, and in the sultry twilight the faces of her assembled relatives took on a fitting shadow of bereavement.†   (source)
  • With the setting of the sun a slight breeze stirred, and freshened as twilight fell, rolling away the sultry atmosphere.†   (source)
  • The night was as sultry as the day.†   (source)
  • A gambling fever swept through the sophomore class and they bent over the bones till three o'clock many a sultry night.†   (source)
  • And at each point in this harangue, thrusting his broad face, with its flat, broken nose and somewhat aggressive chin directly before Clyde's, and blazing at him with sultry, contemptuous eyes, while the latter leaned away from him, wincing almost perceptibly and with icy chills running up and down his spine and affecting his heart and brain.†   (source)
  • The fog of sultriness still hung over the city, but ahead lay a fresh world of ruffled waters, and distant promontories with light-houses in the sun.†   (source)
  • There was none of the confusion and provocation of spring down on the plains—no seething in the depths, no damp odors, no sultry vapors.†   (source)
  • The sultry nightmare was in the past.†   (source)
  • There goes our learned scholar on a hot, sultry day like this, in his overcoat and goloshes and carrying an umbrella!†   (source)
  • However intimate they might be with T. Cholmondeley Frink as a neighbor, as a borrower of lawn-mowers and monkey-wrenches, they knew that he was also a Famous Poet and a distinguished advertising-agent; that behind his easiness were sultry literary mysteries which they could not penetrate.†   (source)
  • The wind fell away entirely during the evening, and at midnight there was a dead calm, a sultry heat, and that prevailing intensity which, on the approach of thunder, affects persons of a sensitive nature.†   (source)
  • The sultry heat had become unendurable.†   (source)
  • The little flat was hot and stuffy under the August sun, and from the road beat up a malodorous sultriness.†   (source)
  • The soldiers, having searched this side of the valley after a fashion, and being perhaps somewhat sleepy with the sultriness of the afternoon, had now laid by much of their vigilance, and stood dozing at their posts or only kept a look-out along the banks of the river; so that in this way, keeping down the valley and at the same time towards the mountains, we drew steadily away from their neighbourhood.†   (source)
  • In the morning the fragrant, balmy air blew the white curtains of the open windows; at noon the drowsy, sultry quiet seemed to creep in for the siesta that was characteristic of the country; in the afternoon the westering sun peeped under the porch roof and painted the walls with gold bars that slowly changed to red.†   (source)
  • A wave, a ripple of light, a trembling and turning of the aspen leaves, like the approach of a breeze on the water, crossed the valley from the west; and the lull and the deadly stillness and the sultry air passed away on a cool wind.†   (source)
  • Although the early September weather was sultry, her arm, from her dabbling in the curds, was as cold and damp to his mouth as a new-gathered mushroom, and tasted of the whey.†   (source)
  • Pleasantly giddy from the odor of plants and the sultry warmth of the shop, which made his eyes water after the cold outdoors, he completed the transaction with a happy, pounding heart, construing his modest effort as bold, adventurous, and helpful, and secretly ascribing symbolic importance to it.†   (source)
  • Simultaneously, however, he perceived something else, something audible, coming from the adjoining room on his left, the room with the Russian couple, so Joachim had said—noises that were likewise ill suited to this cheerful, fresh morning, that tainted it, making it seem sultry somehow.†   (source)
  • The night, the stars, the insects, the stealthy denizens of the brush, the soft, drowsy, sultry summer darkness with its dim flare of sheet lightning along the horizon, the loneliness and freedom of the open country—these worked on Tom's mind and from them he gathered a subtle confidence that there was something stronger than evil in men.†   (source)
  • These may not be desirable characteristics when November comes with fog and sleet or January with ice and snow, but they have their merits in the sultry long vacation weather.†   (source)
  • There was about an hour still to lunch-time; the dewy morning had already given place to a sultry day.†   (source)
  • The next day was exceedingly still and sultry, and with nothing special to engage them, the Pequod's crew could hardly resist the spell of sleep induced by such a vacant sea.†   (source)
  • Not a living thing was visible, a few birds excepted, and even the last fluttered about in the shades of the trees, as if unwilling to encounter the heat of a sultry afternoon.†   (source)
  • As at Walden, in sultry dog-day weather, looking down through the woods on some of its bays which are not so deep but that the reflection from the bottom tinges them, its waters are of a misty bluish-green or glaucous color.†   (source)
  • On the divan also lie sleepers stretched at ease; whether they were overcome by the heat and fatigue of the sultry day or by Bacchus we will not pause to inquire.†   (source)
  • One night, at the end of August, when Bathsheba's experiences as a married woman were still new, and when the weather was yet dry and sultry, a man stood motionless in the stockyard of Weatherbury Upper Farm, looking at the moon and sky.†   (source)
  • 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 friend†   (source)
  • The feeling pressed upon her; it made the air sultry, as if there were to be a change of weather; and the weather, socially speaking, had been so agreeable during Isabel's stay at Gardencourt that any change would be for the worse.†   (source)
  • And all these great purposes accomplished, will he walk the streets again, with that dog-day smile of elaborate benevolence, sultry enough to tempt flies to come and buzz in it?†   (source)
  • The night was so very sultry, that although they sat with doors and windows open, they were overpowered by heat.†   (source)
  • Indeed, in spite of my bath, I felt the weather more sultry and oppressive than on any day of our journey yet.†   (source)
  • It seemed as though the prison's poverty, and shabbiness, and dirt, were growing in the sultry atmosphere.†   (source)
  • Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.†   (source)
  • Bare-headed in the sultry sun, Ahab stood on the bowsprit, and with one hand pushed far behind in readiness to wave his orders to the helmsman, cast his eager glance in the direction indicated aloft by the outstretched motionless arm of Daggoo.†   (source)
  • By the time dinner was ready we felt much fatigued, and some hours of unusually sultry and oppressive heat compelled us to rest until towards evening, when returning coolness revived our strength.†   (source)
  • Along the home-stretch—sixth round—Messala leading, next him Ben-Hur, and so close it was the old story: "First flew Eumelus on Pheretian steeds; With those of Tros bold Diomed succeeds; Close on Eumelus' back they puff the wind, And seem just mounting on his car behind; Full on his neck he feels the sultry breeze, And, hovering o'er, their stretching shadow sees."†   (source)
  • Whether or no, the mender of roads ran, on the sultry morning, as if for his life, down the hill, knee-high in dust, and never stopped till he got to the fountain.†   (source)
  • The weather had been all the week extremely sultry, but the storm broke so suddenly—upon us, at least, in that sheltered spot—that before we reached the outskirts of the wood the thunder and lightning were frequent and the rain came plunging through the leaves as if every drop were a great leaden bead.†   (source)
  • At any rate, being a gentleman of steady nerves, he soon recovered himself, and failed not to approach his cousin with outstretched hand; adopting the sensible precaution, however, to cover his advance with a smile, so broad and sultry, that, had it been only half as warm as it looked, a trellis of grapes might at once have turned purple under its summer-like exposure.†   (source)
  • The heats of summer had driven all who were able to leave the sultry and unhealthy city, to seek the shores of the lake, and its cool sea-breezes.†   (source)
  • It was among the leafy shadows of this retirement, in the long sultry summer days, that Mr. Harthouse began to prove the face which had set him wondering when he first saw it, and to try if it would change for him.†   (source)
  • But, as it happened, scarcely had Phoebe's eyes rested again on the Judge's countenance than all its ugly sternness vanished; and she found herself quite overpowered by the sultry, dog-day heat, as it were, of benevolence, which this excellent man diffused out of his great heart into the surrounding atmosphere,—very much like a serpent, which, as a preliminary to fascination, is said to fill the air with his peculiar odor.†   (source)
  • After such a revelation, let him smile with what sultriness he would, he could much sooner turn grapes purple, or pumpkins yellow, than melt the iron-branded impression out of the beholder's memory.†   (source)
  • He looked up,—at first with a stern, keen glance, which penetrated at once into the obscurity behind the arched window,—then with a smile which might be conceived as diffusing a dog-day sultriness for the space of several yards about him.†   (source)
  • Imagine a greathearted sultry bull a lion kills amid a shambling herd: with choking groans he dies under the claws.†   (source)
  • Sultry sweat ran down his shoulders and his face, dark blood still trickled from his wound, but he limped on, unshaken spirit.†   (source)
  • The storm-center gathered slowly around the peaks; low rumble and howl of thunder increased in frequence; slowly the light shaded as smoky clouds rolled up; the air grew sultrier, and the exasperating breeze puffed a few times and then failed.†   (source)
  • A flag hanging limp in,sultry air.†   (source)
  • Ladies find Wonderworker especially useful, a pleasant surprise when they note delightful result like a cool drink of fresh spring water on a sultry summer's day.†   (source)
  • The Originatress comes,
    The nest of languages, the bequeather of poems, the race of eld,
    Florid with blood, pensive, rapt with musings, hot with passion,
    Sultry with perfume, with ample and flowing garments,
    With sunburnt visage, with intense soul and glittering eyes,
    The race of Brahma comes.†   (source)
  • Washington's Monument February, 1885
    Ah, not this marble, dead and cold:
    Far from its base and shaft expanding—the round zones circling,
    Thou, Washington, art all the world's, the continents' entire—not
    yours alone, America,
    Europe's as well, in every part, castle of lord or laborer's cot,
    Or frozen North, or sultry South—the African's—the Arab's in his tent,
    Old Asia's there with venerable smile, seated amid her ruins;
    (Greets the antique the hero new?†   (source)
  • Methinks it is very sultry and hot for my complexion.†   (source)
  • Exceedingly, my lord; it is very sultry,—as 'twere—I cannot tell how.†   (source)
  • One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.†   (source)
  • How dire a tempest, from Mycenae pour'd, Our plains, our temples, and our town devour'd; What was the waste of war, what fierce alarms Shook Asia's crown with European arms; Ev'n such have heard, if any such there be, Whose earth is bounded by the frozen sea; And such as, born beneath the burning sky And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie.†   (source)
  • Extremely sultry weather.†   (source)
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