ooze out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ooze out release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities "exude sweat through the pores"
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  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!”


In literature:

Mary did not mean to be a tell-tale, but somehow everything she knew always oozed out sooner or later.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
The courage inspired by the liquor was all gone; oozed, beaten out of them.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Little beads of moisture oozed out on the dealer's forehead.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
All the strength born of bitterness oozed out as he stood before the magistrate rigidly and heard the charge preferred.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Ye thought ye'd ooze out, did ye?
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The assurance with which Douglas Kelly's words had filled him was oozing out rather rapidly.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
Blebs formed on arms; pustules running into each other, beginning to shrink; matter oozing out.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The fireplace of flat stones is in the centre, and the smoke oozes out through the roof and sides.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
We never did, but it somehow oozed out, and soon after that he sickened and very suddenly died.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
The blood oozed out on his white ruffled shirt; he was panting heavily, and his eyes rolled.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane

In poetry:

Out of the death of leaves that rot
And ooze and weedy water,
My form was breathed to haunt this spot,
Death's immaterial daughter.
"The Fen-Fire" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then like a splash of saffron whey
That spills from out a bogwood bowl
Oozed from the mountain clefts the whole
Rich and reluctant light of day.
"To His Love Instead Of A Promised Picture-Book" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

DA BOSS… Squid oozed behind the lettuce curtain the other day to see who (since Cuddly Hero of the Masses Dennis Donohue seems determined to step out of the public eye) is gunning for the Salinas mayor's race.
The 3-5 Jets may be dangerously close to falling off the postseason radar, but there’s still plenty of confidence oozing out of the locker room these days.
The frontman for that juggernaut of a country rock band (with '60s psychedelic pop oozing out of its pores) is also one of the finest vocalists of his generation, with perfect pitch and.
The romance just oozes out of the Farm Cafe.
Bubbles of fish laughter oozing out of their gills.
The stuff oozes out of Mr Maass's portraits of countries afflicted, never blessed, with the presence of oil.
The first e-wallets to poke their heads out of the cyber-age ooze about three years ago only slightly resemble the second- and third-generation programs available today.
Mom makes the incision and immediately heavy, flowing green mucus pours out onto my arm before oozing to the floor.
The slightly undersized white bun allows the meat and cheese to ooze out the sides.
These cookies come out of the oven perfectly oozing from the Peep stuffed inside.
What would cause a white, sticky substance to be oozing out of the dying branches of my 16-year-old globe willow.
Minutes later, beachgoers witness a strange alien like army oozing out of the water.
Grilled-cheese fans are often divided into people who love the creamy, oozy insides and those who find the most joy in the crisped bits that ooze out and sizzle on the griddle.
If present, bacteria will ooze out in a sticky mass.