High-and-dry Sentence Examples

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  • Much high and dry "made" land has been reclaimed from the river flood-plain.

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  • From 1837 to 1851 Broadstairs was a favourite summer resort of Charles Dickens, who, in a sketch called "Our English Watering-Place," described it as a place "left high and dry by the tide of years."

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  • This answer supposed that the whole physical process from the action of the external stimulus on the nervous system to the reaction of the organism on the external world is one series, while the conscious process beginning with sensation is only parallel and as it were left high and dry.

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  • One of the most important of these is the gum-resin of Narthex asafetida, which grows abundantly in the high and dry plains of Western Afghanistan, especially between Kandahar and Unculti- Herat.

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  • Two consecutive birdies had left him high and dry on 17 under, a stroke clear of 35th place.

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  • The same goes for hundreds of older office blocks left high and dry by the receding tide.

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