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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wring.

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Examples

  • She kissed his forehead, and, sinking on her knees, she poured forth, in a low tone, those eloquent words which gratitude wrings from the full heart that had seemed dead and cold, when all that it had at stake was to be wrestled for.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • If ever he had thought how bare and vacant the years would be, going down to the grave with lips that never had known a true wife's kiss, he remembered it now, when it was too late, with bitterness such as wrings a man's heart but once in

    Margret Howth, a Story of To-day

  • If ever he had thought how bare and vacant the years would be, going down to the grave with lips that never had known a true wife's kiss, he remembered it now, when it was too late, with bitterness such as wrings a man's heart but once in a lifetime.

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

  • I like the Washington Monthly piece, in which the writer wrings hands about “constituent services.” because the main concern for national Democrats here is timely consideration of West Point applications.

    Matthew Yglesias » Burris Changes His Tune on Blago Contacts

  • I have enough problems as it is, but keeping that child off my lap really wrings my withers.

    Matthew Yglesias » Jessica Valenti on Anti-Feminists and So-Called “Hook-up Culture”

  • My mother wrings the cloth out over the basin and starts wiping my arm.

    Left Neglected

  • But Mr. Hwang wrings the most out of his one joke, and the results, if slight, are thoroughly satisfying.

    The 'Follies' of Our Dreams

  • Warren Ellis – Grinderman's electric mandolin player and chaos-summoner-in-chief – wrings otherworldly sounds out of his effects pedals.

    Grinderman

  • He avoids any concrete suggestions and policy prescriptions and instead wrings his hand over the abstract, suggesting that Obama could “fail.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Mead: Obama Doomed to Fail for Refusing to Fit My Arbitrary Classification Scheme

  • Then I slid inward, like a sponge when someone wrings the water out: tight, dense, compact.

    Crossed

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