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  • interjection Representing the sound of a dog's bark.


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  • They are unaware of the Unseen; and the full belly and the evening pipe, with their regular "arf an 'arf," is all they demand, or dream of demanding, from existence.


  • Gooin 'arf jus' 'fore de 'aapin', 'an leavin' 'er Dad short'anded ....

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Post column, Will took on George H.W. Bush, saying: "The unpleasant sound Bush is emitting as he traipses from one conservative gathering to another is a thin, tinny 'arf'-the sound of a lap dog."

  • Zowie (arf name arf Chris Phillips) picked me up arf danced with me.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • The stuff I had was much better than the average fair and openly tried to emulate European styles and hardly was worth an "arf" or any other gagging noise.

    Old Apple Trees, Family Traditions and Apple Wine

  • Basically, I'm a huge touch-whore, and I like the feel of skin on mine, so I'll just curl up for hours with my wife and make contented "arf" noises as I nestle in.


  • I say "arf" to indicate random emotions a lot, ranging from arfing happily (and unstoppably) when I am giddy, and arfing sadly whenever I feel crushed.

    God, I Love My Wife

  • [Twinkling] I shid zay glass o '' arf an '' arf's about yure form.

    A Bit O' Love

  • I knew a man in Valpiraso that 'ad spent' arf 'is life in prison-a jolly feller; I forget what


  • [Twinkling] I shid zay glass o '' arf an '' arf's about yure form.

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy


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