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  • adv. extremely (used to describe wetness)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As in soaking; hence, little by little; gradually.


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  • There are people who even in this enlightened age vegetate upon the face of the earth and know not these things, and a very great many more who do not know that they ought to select a soakingly wet day to appreciate the Falls of Niagara at their highest value.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)

  • The temperature at noon had risen to 33°, and everything was more soakingly wet than ever, if that was possible.

    The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition

  • This debate is politically and religiously driven to the point of being soakingly obvious .... scapegoating, the favorite pastime of religion and politics .... Main RSS Feed

  • No doubt it would have been a thought more comfortable if the driving rain, which now poured down more soakingly than ever, had admitted of a window being opened, or if our number had been something less than thirty; but there was scarcely time to think as much, when a train of three horses was attached to the tow-rope, the boy upon the leader smacked his whip, the rudder creaked and groaned complainingly, and we had begun our journey.

    American Notes

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