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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of abrade.

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Examples

  • Though tempered by comparison, the artist's stylistic extravagance - manifest in expressionistically smeared, splattered, and abraded paint handling - calls to mind Cecily Brown's fluent foregrounding of oil's in-the-flesh immediacy and the cunning ease with which obfuscatory gestures can suggest sexual frisson.

    ArtScene: Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

  • Though tempered by comparison, the artist's stylistic extravagance - manifest in expressionistically smeared, splattered, and abraded paint handling - calls to mind Cecily Brown's fluent foregrounding of oil's in-the-flesh immediacy and the cunning ease with which obfuscatory gestures can suggest sexual frisson.

    ArtScene: Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

  • Delia and Meri find themselves leading strangely parallel lives, both reckoning with the contours and mysteries of marriage, one refined and abraded by years of complicated intimacy, the other barely begun.

    The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller: Book summary

  • Countless rounded river stones provided good hammers, and we sometimes found these tools, round and smooth on the handhold end, abraded on the striking end.

    Bird Cloud

  • Countless rounded river stones provided good hammers, and we sometimes found these tools, round and smooth on the handhold end, abraded on the striking end.

    Bird Cloud

  • Countless rounded river stones provided good hammers, and we sometimes found these tools, round and smooth on the handhold end, abraded on the striking end.

    Bird Cloud

  • West's eyes to Mr. Pike's big paws, with freshly abraded knuckles, resting on the rail.

    CHAPTER IX

  • If it becomes chemically abraded (scraped or scratched) it can lead to persistent pain, blurred vision, and possibly infection.

    Eye Exposures

  • Lifting each leg, she methodically smeared the grease all up and down the red, abraded streaks on the undersides of her legs.

    Choker

  • Meanwhile, improved enforcement has abraded the quality of pills and coke to such an extent that they no longer glitter quite so temptingly.

    How the British fell out of love with drugs

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