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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROSSING

Thoughts of crossing the stream by swimming occurred to him.

Your crossing the Santee must depend upon your own discretion.

The tower rises above the crossing, and is crowned by sixteen pinnacles.

When, in crossing the Clos-Marie, he lifted his head, he saw that she was kissing the flowers.

But what dignitary is this crossing from the other side to greet the governor?

Crossing over to his desk with headlong strides, he sat down violently.

She went up to Cornelius, crossing her arms on her heaving breast.

But the poor little sisters were trembling and crossing themselves all the time.

I forgot all my discomforts and the weariness of the twelve days' crossing.

No relief for him but crossing and uncrossing his legs from time to time.

WORD ORIGIN

"ill-tempered," 1630s, probably from 16c. sense of "contrary, athwart," especially with reference to winds and sailing ships, from cross (n.). Cross-purposes "contradictory intentions" is from 1660s.

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