Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Traversed or bordered by wide waters.

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Examples

  • And all down each wide-watered shore the troubled, yet still limpid floods,

    National Epics

  • They swarmed like bees that sally from some hollow cave and flit in countless throng among the spring flowers, bunched in knots and clusters; even so did the mighty multitude pour from ships and tents to the assembly, and range themselves upon the wide-watered shore, while among them ran

    The Iliad of Homer

  • Far off across the wide-watered plain came a low muttering of thunder, and a few big drops pattered in the great elms.

    The Upton Letters

  • Here we had a glimpse of the wide-watered valley rich in grass, here of silent woods, up-piled in the distance, over which quivered the hot summer air.

    At Large

  • This is Milton's curfew, that sways across one of the greatest of all the seashores of poetry -- "the wide-watered."

    The Spirit of Place and Other Essays

  • They swarmed like bees that sally from some hollow cave and flit in countless throng among the spring flowers, bunched in knots and clusters; even so did the mighty multitude pour from ships and tents to the assembly, and range themselves upon the wide-watered shore, while among them ran Wildfire Rumour, messenger of Jove, urging them ever to the fore.

    The Iliad

  • Africa, and India, and the Brazilian wide-watered plain, are these not wide enough for the ignorance of our race? have they not space enough for its pain?

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

  • Yet again there are other moments, when sights and sounds have an overpowering and awful significance; when the gleams of some tremendous secret seemed flashed upon my mind, at the sight of the mist-hung valley with its leafless woods and level water-meadows; the flaring pomp of sunset hung low in the west over the bare ploughland or the wide-watered plain; the wailing of the wind round the firelit house; the faint twitter of awakening birds in the ivy; the voice and smile of my children; the music breaking the silence of the house at evening.

    The Altar Fire

  • "wide-watered shore" is only appropriate to Oxford in flood time, the very last season when a poet would wish to remember it.

    The Charm of Oxford

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