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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OOZE

He leans over the rail, his hand supporting his cheek, and gazes into the ooze.

Thus, day by day, he sank deeper into the ooze of a wrecked and wasted life.

They were rising by hundreds from the ooze that cloaked the bottom of the ditch.

And now, for fear my courage will ooze out, I must tell you quickly.

My hands did not falter and the music seemed to ooze from my wrists.

There was no sap in them of any kind; at least, not enough to ooze out.

And gradually Johnnie's hope began to lessen, his faith to ooze.

His wire brush lifted and all his strength seemed to ooze away.

As he crossed the dam Prince Andrew smelled the ooze and freshness of the pond.

When a ship is on the ooze, and swaddles a bed, she is said to dock herself.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., wosen, verbal derivative of Old English noun wos "juice, sap," from Proto-Germanic *wosan (cf. Middle Low German wose "scum"), from same source as ooze (n.). Modern spelling from late 1500s. The Old English verb was wesan. Related: Oozed; oozing.

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