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"I have even heard so from others," he said, with an instant of dryness.

With some dryness, she preached energy, watchfulness, and a hopeful mind.

The last will help to relieve the dryness of politics, in which O'D.

It was enough to look at him to believe in the dryness of his throat.

I had been accustomed from the beginning to dryness and privation.

The dryness of the climate makes very strongly for its salubrity.

The dryness in his tone was a paragraph of comment on my understatement.

His heart began to pound, and he swallowed to relieve the dryness in his throat.

The air must not be too dry, as dryness causes them to shrivel up.

In thin boards all parts soon attain the same degree of dryness.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.

Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.

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