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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exposed to the sunlight, as for the purpose of toning down the harsh contrasts.


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  • Here in a bathhouse made of fresh-cut logs they changed into their bathing suits, swam, went boating in the warrior canoes he had brought back from the South Seas, sunned themselves on the dock, played leap frog and jousted, Indian-wrestled and boxed, dumped into the lake men who went boating in their street clothes.

    Jack London's Bath and Boathouse

  • A pair of mallards sunned themselves on plump moss.

    Country diary: Hay-on-Wye

  • As if to partake of this same sense of luxury, four grass snakes of varying lengths sunned themselves by the willow patch – pencil-thin youngsters and a thick-waisted adult who was entwined like rope in a mat of dead reeds.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • Turtles sunned on logs, and huge canebrakes filled the backwaters.

    Fire The Sky

  • Besides recounting how they sunned themselves, authorities said, the men admitted, for example, that they made up nonexistent chemicals that they said they sprayed on her property.

    Handymen did job on elderly D.C. woman

  • We lie down next to each other in the mooned black and I feel her warm sunned skin against my skin.

    Sisters At The Lake

  • We drove all the way to California, to Newport Beach and Balboa and Catalina Island, where the water was a deep turquoise blue, almost as mesmerizing as the Midland sky, and blubbery brown sea lions screeched and sunned themselves on the jagged rocks.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • The men played golf, and the women sunned by the pool.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • — One morning this month, 27 harbor seals sunned themselves on the sand in a tiny cove, striking banana-shaped poses as tourists snapped pictures.

    Should Sealing Off Seals Get the Seal of Approval in La Jolla?

  • “With the frosts, the butterflies, who had sunned themselves in the new light through the summer, took flight,” she writes of the people who had been happy to stay at Fruitlands in the summer months.

    Louisa May Alcott


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