wash away


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wash away remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent "he washed the dirt from his coat","The nurse washed away the blood","Can you wash away the spots on the windows?","he managed to wash out the stains"
    • v wash away eliminate "wash away all the differences"
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  • Proverb
    “Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”
  • Berthold Auerbach
    Berthold Auerbach
    “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?”


In literature:

And whatever sins such a one may have committed in his youth are all washed away of a certainty.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
I propped my back against the wash-stand, which did very well, except that the wash-stand occasionally slid away from me.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
The roses were all washed away.
"The Shadow of the Rope" by E. W. Hornung
The wreck of the ship was entirely washed away.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
To his astonishment the ashes were washed away, leaving the fireplace bare.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
Wash away death by violence, death by the spear, death by sickness.
"The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga" by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
When they reach the river they bathe in it, and fancy they have washed away all their sins.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
Fain would we have washed away the stains of travel; but he was urgent, saying that the king's word brooked no delay.
"A Thane of Wessex" by Charles W. Whistler
Freely would I have abandoned every hope of pleasure in the world to have washed his blood away!
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
After dinner she washed and wiped the dishes and put them carefully away.
"The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls" by Various
In course of time, many disappear by being washed away by the rain, but never by any chance are they interfered with by the people.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
Thorne was assigned a room at Auntie Belle's, washed away the dust of travel, and appeared promptly at table when the bell rang.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
This object was found upon the shore of the Columbia by Indians, after a flood which had washed away a piece of old alluvial bank.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
In the afternoon I got leave away, and washed in the muddy pool aforesaid.
"In the Ranks of the C.I.V." by Erskine Childers
Papa was washed away.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Away to the west, where their faces were turned, the sky was still faintly washed with color, lemon and dusky orange and pale thin green.
"Jason" by Justus Miles Forman
Wash beans and soak over night; in morning drain, cover with boiling water and boil 30 minutes; drain, throwing away water.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
The Central Lake washes the northern end of the Lower Terrace, and stretches away from it to the east and west.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Over 200 houses at least have been washed away and destroyed.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Suppose a great wave came and washed away the castle, and the huts, and the M.A.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit

In poetry:

But Jesus buried these sorrows,
Knowing the world had its share;
He opened a crystal fountain,
To wash away sinful snares.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
He was her hope in those sad hours
Of blight and sure decay;
The sin that drove her from her flowers
His blood could wash away.
"Eve's Flowers" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
The big stane fell in the Orchard burn,
It lies there till this day;
An' still at its fit is the paidlar's bluid,
That winna wash away.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
When the full light of heavenly day
Reveals my sins in dread array,
Say Thou hast washed them all away;
O say, Thou plead’st for me!
"O Thou, the contrite sinner’s Friend," by Charlotte Elliott
WHEN lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?
"Song From 'The Vicar Of Wakefield'" by Oliver Goldsmith
When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?
"When Lovely Woman Stoops To Folly" by Oliver Goldsmith

In news:

Budget savings wash away .
Green Wave wash away FF boys season.
A little booze to wash away the tragic figures at Disney World.
Storms wash away Tuesday's events, teams reschedule.
Storms wash away Tuesday's events.
Floods wash away old ideas of the Prairie.
Cleaned crime scene can't wash away fear after fatal shooting of Newark police officer.
U S Chemical./ Beta Technology, Inc. Wash Away Cross-contamination.
But Jeanette Van Houten is on a mission to recover the memories that were washed away.
For Rockaway Families, Property and Memories Washed Away.
Generations of Memories Washed Away.
Springs Girl Washes Away Message From Bully In Chalk.
Farms, homes and roads have been washed away in the flooding in Africa's most-populous nation.
Super storm Sandy washed away years of NYU scientists' work.
Sandy washes away part of Atlantic City boardwalk.

In science:

Billions of years from now, it will be washed away, due to gravitational interplay between dark matter and galaxies.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
However, the fluctuations are washed away when evaporation becomes strong, γev ≫ D , so that y → 1 and (62) simplifies to F (E ) = E − ǫ0 + Note that here the decay width γ0 and the spreading width Γs are combined into the total width of the resonance on the real energy axis.
A Simple Mode on a Highly Excited Background: Collective Strength and Damping in the Continuum
Physically this is exactly what one expects: at large distances the random chemical potential washes away the periodic lattice potential.
Dual theory of the superfluid-Bose glass transition in disordered Bose-Hubbard model in one and two dimensions
When faint, the optical spectra of blazar show emission lines like normal QSO(cid:146)s, but during outburst the emission lines are washed away as in BL Lacs.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
At a distance of a few milliarcsec from the core it will be washed away by the diffusion of the relativistic particles.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Coordinate time evolution is a gauge, and is washed away by (3).
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
Topological field theories are theories in which the number of gauges matches the number of fields, so that all local degrees of freedom are washed away by gauge invariance.
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
For instance, for a given neutrino mass m, all structure on a scale smaller than a certain value given by the inverse of neutrino mass is washed away by neutrino free-streaming.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
Indeed, in the case of molecular junctions, the light-induced increase in the dc conductance can be so huge that it is difficult to see how it could be completely washed away in a more rigorous treatment.
Photoconductance of organic single-molecule contacts
Since the strong differential shear in the galactic disc would wash away any such coherent pattern leading to a phase-mixed equilibrium within a billion year time scale, the survival of these patterns intact over 10 billion years is a more serious issue.
Low frequency m=1 normal mode oscillations of a self-gravitating disc
Any particular symmetry is washed away; all become equal, except for the A1g component, which is enhanced at the cost of the others.
Theory of Raman and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering from Collective Orbital Excitations in YTiO$_3$
The multiple scattering of the leading quarks going through the nucleus is expected to wash out the backto-back correlations between the produced hadrons, leading eventually to the disappearance of the away side jet.
The Status of Parton Saturation and the CGC
Such a contrast is expected, as the ground states for different fillings may be qualitatively different, e.g., insulating at half-filling and superfluid away from half-filling, but those differences are washed out with increasing temperature.
Initial state dependence of the quench dynamics in integrable quantum systems. II. Thermal states
All the nonlinearities of the WN are washed away in this algebra, and it is indeed an infinite dimensional Lie algebra.
Aspects of W_\INFTY Symmetry
Otherwise, the universe will simply relax back to its preferred equilibrium state of B = 0 and all of the baryogenesis that occured during the phase transition will be washed away.
The Electroweak Phase Transition, Part 1: Review of Perturbative Methods