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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOISTENED

He put it down on the floor beside him, and moistened his lips.

She looked at her for a long time with moistened eyes, touched by such courage.

So far above the shower had been his head, that not a hair of it was moistened by the rain-drops!

The next layers of the same fiber are moistened with silicate of soda.

She blushed deeper, and in her embarrassment she moistened her lips with her tongue.

She moistened her lips in the glass, then bowed her head and expired.

Barnes moistened his dry lips with his tongue, and drew a long breath.

The man nodded and moistened the end of his pencil in anticipation.

I moistened my finger on my tongue, lifted the fluid from my cheek, and tasted it.

He moistened his lips with his tongue, and his eyes looked dead as a snake's.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from moist + -en (1). Related: Moistened; moistening. The earlier verb was simply moist (early 14c.), from Old French moistir.

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