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  • v. Third person singular simple present of to drench.


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  • Chevron and its partner, BrightSource Energy Inc., in late August began making steam from the sunlight that drenches the San Joaquin Valley in what is by far the largest such facility in the world.

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  • Feeling his voice is futile, in Greig's Fragile, mental-health patient Jack drenches himself in petrol, ready to set himself alight.

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  • Clouds have rolled on in, hiding the sun, and the insects slowly head for shelter under the leaves before the rain starts to fall and drenches them.

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  • The dome drenches the space in sunlight and imbues the work (which otherwise might feel like a rehang of the "usual suspects") with a freshness.

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  • Scorsese drenches Shutter Island in madness but not in the clichéd ways of overt, distracting symbolism or epilepsy-inducing camerawork and editing.


  • When a thunderstorm drenches a big, hot city, there is a quick drop in power demand because suddenly millions of air conditioners don't have to work so hard.

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  • It is as if you had been leaning against a door leading to a poem when suddenly it swings open letting you stumble directly into the heart of it … Lindos with its harbor lies below you … all but landlocked and the blue of it drenches you like a spray.

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  • Only let him believe that and I will have what I need to destroy this trickster king who drenches all my senses in desire and tempts me so dangerously.

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  • Lickle drenches two or three shirts during back-to-back clinics; in Florida, one young girl asked him if he had jumped into a swimming pool.

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  • Instead of testing the wine we test the soil and tissue of the vines more often throughout the year which allows Barbara to be much more focused in her compost piles and Biodynamic tea drenches to deliver all the nutrition the vines need, which in turn produces fruit which are not deficient in nutrition.

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