sweat off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sweat off lose weight by sweating "I sweated off 3 pounds in the sauna"
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Quotations

  • Harold Evans
    Harold Evans
    “In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.”

Usage

In literature:

The sweat rolled off in great drops, and I was enveloped in a steam generated from my own body.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
The sweat was runnin' off him like rain.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
You can speak better to him alone, and I need to wash off the sweat.
"Modern Icelandic Plays" by Jóhann Sigurjónsson
In taking away the dog, it appears that the sweating-lodge had also carried off the voice with it.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
With blood and sweat I've paid off that mortgage, and I'll set my curse on you if you renew it when I'm gone.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His hat had fallen off; his face, deeply flushed with exertion, was smeared with blood and sweat.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
The sweat poured off me like rain when the truth came back.
"The Man Who Drove the Car" by Max Pemberton
Lance again took off his hat and wiped the sweat of anxiety from his dripping forehead.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
He wiped the sweat off his face.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
I arose in the stirrups and wiped the sweat off my face with my sleeve.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
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In poetry:

No friend to wipe the sweat of death
From off his face,
Or kindred, when he drew his breath
In this deserted place.
"The Pauper’s Grave" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Veronica is nothing loth
To wipe His poor face with her cloth.
His Mother's by Him and St. John,
With many a starry legion;
Magdalen's hair is round His feet,
Her tears wash off the blood and sweat.
"The Deserted" by Katharine Tynan
It's summer off Stiff, and her lifelines are tight;
There's a flickering gleam from her binnacle light,
And her sidelights are winking toward Liverpool town,
As we sweat up her halliards to Blow the Man Down.
"Home Round The Horn" by Bill Adams

In news:

Nicole Kidman Shows Off Her Toned Tush While Breaking A Sweat.
As Orioles win, off-shore bookie starts to sweat.
Near the end of Friday's gig he asked for the Bootleg 's air conditioning to be turned off, as he was "sweating like a hog," he said, and didn't want to develop laryngitis before an upcoming appearance on "The Tonight Show.
The hot weather is here, and that means it's more important than ever to use a serious cleanser to wash off the makeup, sweat, sunscreen and pollution or you will most certainly get clogged pores.
With the sweat from 2011's record-setting temperatures just now drying off and projections of a continued drought cycle remains for Central Texas, discussion about securing current and future water supplies is becoming increasingly urgent.
I was in Tripoli, Libya, wiping sweat off my forehead.
Brian Judge wipes the sweat off his face after making his last delivery of the day Friday at the Elks Lodge.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Myron Rolle and Troy Polamalu walked off the Pittsburgh Steelers practice field on Thursday, sweat dripping down their faces, jerseys drenched, arms moving animatedly as they talked.
Don't wear sweats to work, don't use text-speak and take off those headphones.
I almost sweated off the bike.
A lovely and chilling cut off the Melissa Ann Sweat's sophomore effort, 'All My Love In Half Light,' due January 29.
Cleaning does take some time and sweat, but it's a great way to burn off calories.
Wipe that sweat off your brow and replace it with dreams of snow sickles hitting your face while out on a snowmobile ride.
Well, I decided it would be a nice gift upon my return for our 3-year-old - her first real camera and something that could take a beating with no sweat off of our backs.
Sweat it up with the faux-hawks at the last L.A. Warped Tour date Sunday, or scream our asses off on roller coasters before enjoying an early-eve show in a shady theater Saturday.
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