from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To strew (a surface) with things so as to cover it.
- transitive verb To lie scattered over or about.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To strew or scatter about; throw or drop here and there.
- To strew anything upon; cover or partially cover with things strewn or scattered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
strewor scatterabout; throw or drop here and there.
- verb transitive To strew anything upon; strew over or about;
coveror partially cover with things strewn; cover with strawor strewing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb cover by strewing
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The trouble is that the way they respond to the temptations that bestrew the path of a political hopeful sexual, financial, whatever, are indicative of the kind of person they are, and the kind of leader they will make.
If you want to place John McCain in the White House, you should continue to obsess about and bestrew the blogosphere with your obsessions about John Edwards.
The glen was beginning to bestrew itself with want of light, instead of shadows; and bushy places thickened with the imperceptible growth of night.
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The leaves might bestrew him, and the soil gradually accumulate and form a little hillock over his frame, no matter whether there were life in it or no.
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Sure, hearing about your friends buying rings or planning their big day has been a heart-wrenching affair for me, but by the time I get to their weddings, all sadness will bestrew itself into smithereens.
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As one contemplates the difficulties that bestrew this course, one realizes that, come what may, Barry Goldwater has already left a deep scar on our political system: this self-proclaimed "conservative" is within a hair's breadth of ruining one of our great and long-standing institutions.
A Long View: Goldwater in History Hofstadter, Richard 1964
All the discrepancies which bestrew ordinary life are absent.
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Crush'd hopes, like withered leaves, bestrew thy way!
Mindanáo, and stands like a mighty watchtower over the thousands and thousands of Mañgguáñgan and Manóbo graves that bestrew the lonely forest from Libagánon to the Agúsan.
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What a hecatomb of mouldering bones would bestrew those fields of ice!
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