Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The water that rolls in on Waikiki Beach is just the same as the water that laves the shores of all the Hawaiian Islands; and in ways, especially from the swimmer's standpoint, it is wonderful water.

    Jack London:Surfing in Hawaii

  • With a very gentle tongue indeed she laves off the last of his emission and then she is leaning backwards with a very smug smile upon her face and giving him a look of utter, blissful satisfaction.

    So Excited!

  • ¿O sea mejor decir: He tenido el ama de las laves misma por 16 años?

    Ama de las llaves.

  • He muscles the women underneath him, then laves them with his tongue like a dog lapping water out of a bowl.

    The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen - The Death Of Xander

  • Mind-numbing, irrelevant, sensory-depriving entertainment is a method to kill the pain of a truth that laves ceaselessly upon the shores of our eroded conscience -- a truth so painful that we must suppress it at all cost.

    Externalizing the Cost of War

  • It is assumed that the spouses intended to “marry” their assets, hence a spouse without a will laves the other spouse his or her exclusive heir, again, no matter how long the spouses have been married and even if there are a bevy of children from a previous marriage who need the money a lot more.

    Change of Tune, Part 3

  • The water laves the shore as it did a thousand years ago.

    Walden

  • Africa, the country of Salammbô, the desert, finally call him, and he breathes those distant odors borne on the slow winds; the sunlight inundates his body, “laves the dark corners of his soul.”

    Une Vie

  • The sea laves the hot rocks 600 feet below, and booms and gobbles in the cool crevices; but up here the outlook is obscured by rocks and giant trees, and an artistic soul, longing for some method of expression, might serenely gratify itself in accordance with its lights — crude though they were.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • And where the flood its own bright margin laves, 4615

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.