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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mew.


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  • The king and the prince, followed by the cats, went down to the strand, and when the prince stepped into the boat all the cats "mewed" three times for good luck, and the prince waved his hat three times, and the little boat sped over the waters all through the night as brightly and as swiftly as a shooting star.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • In the days that followed, You need therapy and I don't mean aroma mewed around Jack like a hungry cat.

    The Dirty Parts

  • Shave from me with sharp razors my lips, my nose, my ears -- ay, and tear out the eyes of me by the roots; and there, mewed in that featureless skull that is attached to a hacked and mangled torso, there in that cell of the chemic flesh, will still be I, unmutilated, undiminished.

    Chapter 12

  • In it was a litter of blind kittens — all dead save one, that feebly mewed and staggered on awkward legs.


  • One amber eye peered up over his spine, and Oscar mewed.

    Dark Oracle

  • During the day they batted paper towels around the barn floor, staged elaborate ambushes and mock fights, and mewed to be picked up and petted.

    The Dirty Life

  • One witch said, “Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed.”

    Something Wicked

  • Cats scattered under the sagging couch and quilt, while kittens mewed from the box placed in front of the iron-bellied stove.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • She mewed against his chest and whispered a secret, desperate plea for a wolf cub that would hurt the way he did.


  • The kitten mewed and wiggled until Claire stuck her finger down into the pocket.



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