Thesaurus / run dry
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
The light seemed to have faded out of the world, and the streams of joy to have run dry.
THE REDEMPTION OF DAVID CORSONCHARLES FREDERIC GOSS
Afar, families were seen fleeing on horseback toward the bed of a creek which they hoped to find flowing, but which had run dry.
IN THE BOYHOOD OF LINCOLNHEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH
The man sees that the dog is on the trail of sagging snow, and the sag betrays ice settling down where a channel has run dry.
THE STORY OF THE TRAPPERA. C. LAUT
My bottle of water had long since run dry, and I was once more beginning to suffer the acute pangs of desert thirst.
The Heliconian streams which are not deep, but only dark, must run dry if they cannot run clear.
The stream of talk from Mr. Naseby was apparently beginning to run dry; the pressure was diminishing, and Jim spoke lower.
SCARLET AND HYSSOPE. F. BENSON
The largest reservoir of anecdotes was sure to run dry; the deepest vein of original humor to be worked out.
FROM SAIL TO STEAM, RECOLLECTIONS OF NAVAL LIFECAPTAIN A. T. MAHAN
As it frequently happens to run dry, the water coming in again is received by the populace with shouts and screams of delight.
RMINIUS VAMBRY, HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURESRMINIUS VAMBRY
The owner has got tired of the project, or, not having counted the cost, the treasury has run dry.
INDIA AND THE INDIANSEDWARD F. ELWIN
Pity that the moat was allowed to run dry and the harmless fiction exposed.
HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS IN SUSSEXE.V. LUCAS
WORDS RELATED TO RUN DRY
- be of no avail
- burn up
- eat away
- fritter away
- frivol away
- gamble away
- go to waste
- pour down the drain
- run dry
- run through
- throw away
- trifle away
- wear out
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