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wallow
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
wallow happily in the mud
Definition
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
wallows = mud puddles
There are no more uses of "wallow" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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2  —2 uses as in:
wallow in self-pity
Definition
to excessively give into a desire (indulge)

(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 is enjoying a lot of something such as luxury or rest.)
  • But they don't have to go to the courthouse and wallow in it-
    p. 285.2
wallow = indulge (get overly involved)
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    p. 23.3
wallowing = indulging or enjoying
There are no more uses of "wallow" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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