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The inside of my thighs were starting to bleed because of the chafing from the sand.

For a man, I imagine the chafing potential would be considerable.

And Ronald Reagan did more to bury divorce as a political taboo than years of liberal chafing about traditional family values.

Not, I repeat, not balding Casanovas or aging swingers or thigh-chafing tubs of lard.

Dorothy found Mr. Rushmere chafing with passion, when she returned to the big room to take her simple supper of bread and milk.

"And thou hast saved our lives my brave lass," cried Rushmere, grasping her cold hand, which he was chafing in his own.

She burned in some way to assert herself, the imperious will chafing at the slender barrier of self-control.

I paced the deck for hours, and grew morose and nervous, chafing under the slowness of the stout craft.

He was restless and chafing again; but living in distress as they were, he could not get his thoughts together at all.

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On this page you'll find 130 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chafing, such as: anxious, eager, irritable, keen, restless, and testy.

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