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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EDGING

"You've been losing too much sleep lately," said the Kid, edging away.

"No, after houses," said Margaret, edging past him into the box.

I came home and this morning I began the "edging around" process.

She had thrust the basket and the parsley into the man's hand, and was edging away.

I had been edging round him with the intention of backing away.

A white border to a black sea—his funeral pall and its edging.

Presently, he was aware of Klaft edging into the seat across the aisle.

It looked as if he were edging out from under—or maybe he really believed that.

The ship which had been standing off from the shore was now edging in toward the land.

"No, thank ye—it don't agree with me," said the little man, edging off.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "the putting of a border," verbal noun from edge (v.). Meaning "a border" is from 1660s; that of "the trimming of lawn edges" is from 1858.

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