Wallow is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of wallow, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - rise up as if in waves
EXAMPLES - Wallow in a Sentence
- I think a wallow is good for the soul on occasion. (source)
- This is the sort of book you just want to wallow in. (source)
- I bet some of them would be as warm as toast to wallow in. (source)
- He was allowed to wallow in every pleasure, however sinful. (source)
- Those who wallow in disillusionment suddenly have a heroine. (source)
- My second is to crawl under the covers and wallow in self pity. (source)
- The other features people who wallow in the sty that is their world. (source)
- This time I had a rare opportunity to wallow in rectitude on my blog: (source)
- The son can see the gap in their two lives, but he refuses to wallow in it. (source)
- Kudra took to the marriage bed the way a water buffalo takes to a mud wallow. (source)
- Have you forgotten what it is like to wallow in natural mud beneath an open sky? (source)
- Ms. Morrison doesn't wallow in self-pity, even though the situation is ripe for it. (source)
- Leave you to wallow in your glee at being right and just vote Brown and Balls back in. (source)
- Those who didn't do anything all day preferred to wallow in the shade, full of self-pity. (source)
- But make no mistake, Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous did not come together to wallow in darkness. (source)
- The ugly group-wallow must be the dramatist's moralistic aim, but the result is closer to ineffective vulgarity. (source)
- The robber barons of our time have been bailed out while the poor are being locked up and wallow in unacceptable violence. (source)
- This is the sort of book you just want to wallow in: big and detailed and evocative, and ponderous in the best way possible. (source)
- We scooped together a nestlike wallow of pine needles and blankets and huddled close together for warmth, covered by Jamie's plaid and blanket. (source)
- Confess to absolutely wallowing if a tv-less person can be said to "wallow" in the selfish pleasure of taking one day off from the total dread that is Iraq. (source)
- You would punish the most productive members of society for working hard, and give an incentive for Americans to continue to wallow in their fecal mediocrity. (source)
- Movies often get writers wrong, or wallow in alcoholic Oscar-bait biopic misery, and the love of the literary life that fuels Wonder Boys is something marvelous. (source)
- But that will never happen because, like all of their ilk, it is much easier to wallow in their own paranoid, self-pitying, fantasies of an enemy behind every bush. (source)
- I nodded to a dry buffalo wallow under some nearby bushes, and without a word she began to undo her bonnet strings, very slow, biting her lip and shaking out her hair. (source)
- So on the one hand we have those who resign to this fallacy that the need to profit in any large industry dooms the overwhelming majority of games to wallow in tits and guns. (source)
- It seems we would rather languish in depression or wallow in worry instead of simply acknowledging our fear of the unknown, breathing deeply and stepping into the flow of life ... and changing. (source)
- How well we answer that question -- as individuals, as companies, and as a society -- will determine how long we wallow in misery before we build a better future for ourselves and our posterity. (source)
- Yet even as the movie lets us wallow in upper-crust glamour - which is one reason I've always liked going to the movies - it uses this glamour to evoke a transcendent passion that doesn't depend on fine things. (source)
- Hit by a rolling, largely peaceful revolution all across MENA the newly popular acronym for the Middle East and Northern Africa, Washington and an aging Fortress Europe, filled with fear, wallow in a mire of perplexity. (source)
- One of the basic, primary laws of Kashrut implies cleanliness: there is no eating of bottom-feeders, no partaking of animals that chew their cud and don't have cloven hoofs, no noshing on beasts that wallow in mud baths. (source)
- But a platform and message that does actually take on big corporate elites and an entrenched establishment does not have to wallow in simplicity, pandering and proud stupidity the way Palin-style right-wing populism does. (source)
- They agree that the tax system is way out of whack and that those from the Wall Street fast buck artists to tax dodging corporate executives wallow in obscene wealth while the poor get poorer and the middle-class get soaked. (source)
- SHIRK: You can choose to wallow around in self pity and say this sucks, I don't really like it and just kind of wallow around in it, or you can sit there and say, look, this is the reality; how am I going to make the best of it? (source)
- She was well-named Aphrodite, with those long black, tapering legs and rounded rump and lissom waist, and when she turned to face me, wriggling her torso-well, I've never looked at a pumpkin since without thinking: buffalo wallow. (source)
- By doing this work my life is significantly better than I can imagine, much better than if I chose to wallow in my own obstacles (which we all have), or follow around a guru other than my own awareness (another trap of modern seekers). (source)
- Released on Thanksgiving weekend in November 1944, only six months after the seismic morale-boost that was D-Day, Meet Me In St Louis offered a suddenly more optimistic wartime America the chance to wallow in the sugary comforts of hearth and home, to take refuge in innocence and nostalgia. (source)
- Later on, he was wont to say that this poverty had been the best possible thing for him, its enforced abstinences having come just at the time when he had begun to "wallow" -- his word for any sort of excess; and "wallowing" was undoubtedly a peril to which Norbert's temper particularly exposed him. (source)
- She sets it all up with lush orchestration and "heartachy," authentic, throwback tunes on Achin ', where the listener can "wallow in your sorrow," then provides a jolt with the Shakin' numbers that tell "the story of losing love, getting over it and getting on to somebody else," beginning with "Giddy On Up." (source)
- She had been a little taken aback when she found out that they were doing the same odd things to Gladys Perkins, her chum at No. 16, but consoled herself that it was nice to have someone with whom she could pore over _Picturegoer, _dissect every sentence of Rudolph's autobiography, wallow in his book of poetry, swap photographs, and queue up at the Picturedrome when Harold refused to go. (source)
- The air, too, was close and oppressive as the breath of an oven; while the surface of the sea was unusually agitated, the run seeming to come from all points of the compass at once, and to meet under the ship, causing her to "wallow" so awkwardly that the water tumbled in over her rail in all directions, now forward, now aft, and anon in the waist, and on either side with the utmost impartiality. (source)
- "The preliminary manoeuvring begins today when the Chancellor delivers a lecture on the principles that will guide the Government's approach, in effect arguing that while the Tories 'wallow' in the prospect of spending cuts he will take a more expedient approach, in terms of timing, pace, depth and in his view that the Government can still play a creative role as an enabler in the delivery of public services. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "wallow" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 24 synonyms for wallow.
bathe in, be immersed, blunder, flounder, get stuck, immerse, lie, loll, lurch, move around in, reel, roll, roll about, roll around in, splash around, sprawl, stagger, stumble, sway, toss, totter, tumble, wade, welter
We have 2 antonyms for wallow.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of wallow from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To roll the body about indolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow, or mud.
- (verb-intransitive) To luxuriate; revel: wallow in self-righteousness.
- (verb-intransitive) To be plentifully supplied: wallowing in money.
- (verb-intransitive) To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder: "The car wallowed back through the slush, with ribbons of bright water trickling down the windshield from the roof” ( Anne Tyler).
- (verb-intransitive) To swell or surge forth; billow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.
- (verb) To immerse oneself in, to occupy oneself with, metaphorically.
- (verb) To roll; especially, to roll in anything defiling or unclean, as a hog might do to dust its body to relieve the distress of insect biting or cool its body with mud.
- (verb) To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
- (verb) To wither; to fade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder.
- (verb-intransitive) To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
- (verb-intransitive) To wither; to fade.
- (verb-transitive) To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean.
- (noun) A kind of rolling walk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To roll; tumble about.
- (None) To roll the body in sand, mire, water, or other yielding substance.
- (None) To plunge into some course or condition; dwell with satisfaction in, addict one's self to, or remain in some way of life or habit, especially a sensual or vicious one.
- (None) To roll.
- (noun) The act of rolling or tumbling, as in sand or mire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) rise up as if in waves
- (verb) delight greatly in
- (verb) devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
- (noun) an indolent or clumsy rolling about
- (noun) a puddle where animals go to wallow