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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WREATHED

The timid smile that wreathed the tiny mouth was marvelously winning.

With “nods and becks and wreathed smiles” Miss Euphemia seated herself.

Wreathed in the tobacco smoke, his countenance was full of sympathy.

The threshold of her door was wreathed with flowers, and sprinkled with blood.

Then they wreathed Lalemant in oiled bark and set fire to it.

She wears the cothurnus, and her head is wreathed with vine leaves.

His dusky face was wreathed in a proud, half disdainful smile.

The chancel was wreathed and festooned with masses of evergreen.

Then his lips came out of their pout and were wreathed in a bitter snarl.

Kara breathed a sigh of relief and his face was wreathed in smiles.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wriða "fillet, bandage, band" (literally "that which is wound around"), from Proto-Germanic *writhon (cf. Old Norse riða, Danish vride, Old High German ridan "to turn, twist," Old Saxon, Old Frisian wreth "angry," Dutch wreed "rough, harsh, cruel," Old High German reid "twisted," Old Norse reiða "angry"), from PIE *wreit- "to turn, bend" (cf. Old English wriða "band," wriðan "to twist, torture," wraþ "angry"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Meaning "ring or garland of flowers" is first recorded 1560s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WREATHED

curved

adjectivebowed, bent
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