from The Century Dictionary.

  • On the wave; waving.


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  • A lovely girl, her veil awave upon the wind upon the headland, wind around her.

    Ulysses 2003

  • Ducats and doubloons, princesses and plum-cake, swords awave and cannon blazing, great galleons with crimson sails -- no wonder that they were smiling in their sleep when

    The Black Buccaneer 1934

  • A deep meadow awave with headed grass, a solemn hill shouldering the sky, a clear blue air washing over the pasture slopes and down among the tree-tops of the valley, thrills them more than all the men in all the streets of the world.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism Henry Seidel Canby 1919

  • Meanwhile the members of the company lined up before the footlights: the mock president smirking at the center, the half-clad girls posing, the pink young lady dangling above, the band blaring, the Stars and Stripes awave.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' Julian Street 1913

  • A lovely girl, her veil awave upon the wind upon the headland, wind around her.

    Ulysses James Joyce 1911

  • He put one tiny white paw in her lap and stood thus, looking up lovingly into her face, tail awave, eyes shining.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton 1908

  • This morning the sky was clear blue above us, and about us the orchards blossomed pink and white, and the fresh green fields were all awave under the breeze, not the grim wind of winter, but the soft yet buoyant wind of spring.

    David Malcolm Nelson Lloyd 1903

  • A small steam tug, the Pinafore, carries me and my household belongings over to the islands, and a pretty sight is the little vessel when she starts out from the old brown wharves and steams away down the beautiful Piscataqua River, with her hurricane deck awave with green leaves and flowers, for all the world like a May Day procession.

    An Island Garden 1894

  • The two men sat on the front steps at "Elm Bluff", and as Prince's eyes wandered over the exceeding beauty of the "great greenery" of velvet lawn, the stately, venerable growth of forest trees, wearing the adolescent mask of tender young foliage, the outlying fields flanking the park, the sunny acres now awave with crinkling mantles of grain, he sighed very heavily at the realization of all that adverse fortune had snatched away.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius 1872

  • MEXICO CITY - More Americans in Mexico are falling victim to awave of drug violence sweeping the country, a change driven home by the recent killing of a U.S. - News MARK STEVENSON 2010


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