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Word: sodden

Definition: thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink


Sentences Containing 'sodden'

Apart from a solitary win against New Zealand, the Springboks lost five out of six test matches on the rain-sodden tour, and was judged by "The New Zealand Herald"'s Terry McLean to be the worst South African team to face the All Blacks.
C.E.Corea, who was in the Royal College team, in an article in the 1932 Royal-Thomian souvenir had this to say about fielding conditions on the first day - "On the first day we batted in a deluge of rain and submitted to the leather hunting which followed over mud and sludge, weighed down in sodden clothes, up to the very minute fixed for drawing stumps, without protest or grumble".
Late that night, pulling a sodden cart full of weapons and armour behind them, they arrived at Holbeche House, near Kingswinford in Staffordshire.
My clothes were all sodden with dew, and my coat-sleeve was drenched with blood from my wounded thumb.
On the Hatherley side of the pool the woods grew very thick, and there was a narrow belt of sodden grass twenty paces across between the edge of the trees and the reeds which lined the lake.
One night it was toward the close of the war I woke up out of a sodden lethargy, and found myself bound and gagged, and the air tainted with chloroform!
She looked so quiet and good, and reminded me so strongly of my airy fresh school days at Canterbury, and the sodden, smoky, stupid wretch I had been the other night, that, nobody being by, I yielded to my self-reproach and shame, and--in short, made a fool of myself.
The calaboose victim was not a citizen; he was a poor stranger, a harmless whiskey sodden tramp.

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