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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of begrime.

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

  • adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot


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  • Inside, strips had been ripped from the cloth upholstery, exposing pitted, begrimed padding, and the dashboard sagged as if some behemoth had used it as a chair unable to support its weight completely, yet the windshield, though filthy, remained intact.

    Styx Freeway (A Dream)

  • Many of these persons, notwithstanding the worship paid to the great god Mammon, and the glory reflected upon all those who seem to be his favorite, have yet so begrimed themselves in their struggle after wealth, and are naturally so unamiable, and their manners so gross, that though each one has his circle, larger or smaller, of dependants and ‘toadies,’ they find no admission for themselves into the two-year-old circle above alluded to.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Googalicious

  • Shooting at the abandoned Globe warehouse and at Forest Park, this exhibition consists of two sets of subject matter: the gridded, begrimed windows from inside the Globe, and the lacy, brooding trees at the park.

    ArtScene: This Week's Top Exhibitions in the Western U.S. (August 17-21, 2010)

  • Who could tell under all the layers of soil, dust, toxins, and smog that begrimed both their flesh and the sewage they wore?

    Godot Finally Shows!

  • Now imagine standing at the top of a stepladder in a dim chapel looking at a painting begrimed by varnish and centuries of neglect, with only a candle to illuminate the work before you.

    Old Masters, New World

  • - "I can walk!" almost put my wife and me giggling onto the begrimed and surely-diseased floor.

    Movie Madness

  • Shah Jahan rose to grab the vessel from his begrimed hands.

    Shadow Princess

  • One by one, then ten by ten and twenty by twenty, the frail sacks of flesh stirred and began to pick themselves up, the stronger aiding the weaker; they climbed to their feet or rolled to sit up, groggy, shaky, hair a mess, unbelieving and begrimed.

    Dead Zero

  • Weary and begrimed like all the other transformed alongside him, Erid stood silently, almost reverently, amid the rubble of the fortress's eastern wall and considered the not-so-distant city of Verdeen.


  • I could never recognise your features behind the barred and begrimed glass.

    Archive 2007-06-01


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  • Trees, trees, millions of trees, massive, immense, running up high; and at their foot, hugging the bank against the stream, crept the little begrimed steamboat, like a sluggish beetle crawling on the floor of a lofty portico.

    --Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

    March 9, 2011

  • As with gunpowder.

    February 13, 2007