Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DABBING

What did she want to keep on dabbing at her mouth with her handkerchief for!

If you loved him, Fanny—' Fanny had stopped the dabbing hand, and was looking at her fixedly.

"Oh, just another fellow who lived in Rome," he replied, dabbing away.

Her eyes were wet and she was dabbing at them with a lace handkerchief.

"You didn't call me names," dabbing away with a small handkerchief.

"Don't mind me," he said, dabbing with the handkerchief at his eyes.

Luke was dabbing the pointer carefully at the bald top of Weaver's head.

Her hand was dabbing furtively at her face for a purpose which Pierre could not surmise.

The Bridegroom (dabbing at his forehead with his handkerchief during a lull).

"Impossible," he said, dabbing at sherbet spots on his trousers.