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  • None could pierce the future; perhaps none dared to contemplate it: the wild rage of fanaticism and hate, friend grappling with friend, brother with brother, father with son; altars profaned, hearthstones made desolate; the robes of Justice herself bedrenched with murder.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • It was the night of the nineteenth of September; floods of rain bedrenched the sentries on the rampart, and as day dawned on the dripping barracks and deluged parade, the storm increased in violence.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • In the driving rain, urged by the sick Laudonnière, the men, bedrenched and disheartened, labored as they might to strengthen their defences.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • Joyce, who was likewise bedrenched and weary, found a seat in the opposite corner, where her nearest neighbours were Ody Rafferty, and her niece-in-law, Mrs. Brian Kilfoyle, with her daughter Rose.

    Strangers at Lisconnel

  • They seemed to be looking down upon the woman at their feet in a soft bewilderment -- wondering at a creature so little like themselves; while from the terrace came up the scent of the garden, heavy with roses and bedrenched with dew.

    Eleanor

  • To stand bedrenched with blood; all wounded with darts was I.

    Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or the Fight at Brunanburh; Byrhtnoth, or the Fight at Maldon; and the Dream of the Rood Anglo-Saxon Poems

  • The arrival of this belated and bedrenched little party at the lodge created no little surprise; for it had been concluded that, having been led away by a long stalk, or perhaps following a wounded deer into unexpected regions, and finding themselves overtaken by the dark, they had struck across country for the Aivron-Bridge Inn, to pass the night there.

    Prince Fortunatus

  • Faint and bedrenched, he entered the principal one, and was greeted with the monosyllable "Shay!"

    The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century

  • At times the fire on both sides was nearly quenched by the showers, and the bedrenched combatants could do little but gaze at each other through a gray veil of mist and rain.

    Montcalm and Wolfe

  • The waters choked with slain, the earth bedrenched with blood!

    Some Poems

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