from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a sweating state; sweaty; sweating; moist.
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Most of us can ride at jogging speed without breaking asweat.
We sent our Marines door to door in Fallujah like the Fuller Brush man, when we could have pulverized it from the air and nobody but the bomb loaders would have broken asweat.
He had been asweat with nervous fear when he walked into the gun shop.
When you wake with your head in the blankets, all asweat:
You thought I was asleep, but many’s the night you woke with a start, all asweat.
Meanwhile Bruno and Buffalmacco, after laughing awhile with the keepers of the gate, proceeded with slow step to follow Calandrino afar off and presently coming to the door of his house, heard the cruel beating he was in act to give his wife; whereupon, making a show of having but then come back, they called Calandrino, who came to the window, all asweat and red with anger and vexation, and prayed them come up to him.
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