Definitions

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  • adj. Having been sifted.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sift.

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Examples

  • Immediately roll the truffles in sifted cocoa powder, icing sugar or finely chopped nuts

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  • Using wooden spoon, gently stir in sifted flour and milk.

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  • All that was left of the 1667 Brick Chapel in Maryland's first Colonial capital were its huge, 3-foot-thick brick foundation and thousands of fragments of glass, lead, brick and plaster sifted from the soil during 20 years of painstaking archaeology.

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  • Police here actually have to seek out information, discover and locate evidence, sifted from a large number of variables.

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  • Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in sifted dry ingredients.

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  • The first Puritan settlers had crossed the ocean to found their city set upon a hill, an example to other nations, a chosen people, the grain that God had sifted from a whole nation to plant in the empty continent.

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  • They are carpetless and uncurtained, their dim twilight being sifted from the burning glare without through green mattings hung at the windows.

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  • Usually, one assistant comes into the bedroom with a pot of Indonesian coffee (the brew, six hundred dollars a pound and DHL'd from England, where it is rumored to be a favorite of the Royal Family, is sifted from the dung of wild civets) while a second factotum presents me with a freshly bound volume containing selections from every blog and Twitter and Facebook entry that has mentioned my name in the past twenty-four hours -- hundreds of pages, with "BRUCE WAGNER" in convenient boldface -- but even this lost its allure.

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  • As the feast drew to a close, the graver members of the party stole off to the drawing-room, leaving behind them that happy remnant which may be called the sifted wheat of the stack.

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  • But cops have kind of sifted through the people they don ` t think are involved at all.

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