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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of whitewash.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a fence or wall that has been painted with the temporary paint whitewash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. coated with whitewash

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Examples

  • Court last week, and was what they call whitewashed, I believe.

    Vanity Fair

  • Ragland's son, went through the Court last week, and was what they call whitewashed, I believe.

    Vanity Fair

  • After years of living in whitewashed churches, it can be depressing to stare at the blank walls and abstract art and wonder what sort of decorations have been obliterated in the name of spartan simplicity.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Plain whitewashed walls, a heavy door, a wooden table with two chairs, and one small window with frosted glass rendered the room soulless.

    Excerpt: Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

  • The tourists crowded the tables in the sidewalk cafes, the slogans had been whitewashed from the walls, the children were back in school.

    Letters from Mexico watch out for the wind

  • Some years ago, one of the old houses in the piazza, now ruthlessly whitewashed, is said to have borne distinct traces of external decorations by Cesare Vecellio, the cousin and pupil of Titian.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Then a pleasant expression whitewashed his features, and he said, “What happened next?”

    Salem Falls

  • " Then a pleasant expression whitewashed his features, and he said, "What happened next?

    Salem Falls

  • The house can never be kept tidy because of the dirt which falls from the adobe, unless the walls and ceilings are plastered and whitewashed, which is sometimes done in the better class of houses.

    Arizona Sketches

  • The walls are all thickly whitewashed, which is a pleasure to see.

    Essays

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