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synonyms for dry spell

  • lack
  • scarcity
  • aridity
  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • dehydration
  • desiccation
  • insufficiency
  • need
  • want
  • parchedness
  • rainlessness
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antonyms for dry spell

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  • abundance
  • excess
  • surplus
  • plenty
  • sufficiency
  • monsoon
  • wetness
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How to use dry spell in a sentence

The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
First of all, wrap a portion of damp newspaper round the roots, and then tie up with dry paper.
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In dry weather, they are now to be watered with lukewarm water softly showered upon them, between sunset and twilight.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
It is more advantageous to pluck the leaves when they are dry than when they are moist.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
At the door-step stood a woman in black, and she smiled largely, with dry chapped lips.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
The dry earth, sun-baked to a depth of many feet, was giving off its store of heat accumulated during the day.
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WORDS RELATED TO DRY SPELL

  • aridity
  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • dehydration
  • desiccation
  • dry spell
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • need
  • parchedness
  • rainlessness
  • scarcity
  • want
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