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to wet with or as if with dew.
Historical Examples

There are bosoms on which so many tears have been shed that I cannot bedew them with mine.
The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham

This favor was granted him, and daily did he bedew his pillow with tears.
The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel

If I had a boy whose hair wouldnt part in the middle, I should bedew that hair with a parents tear, and then giv up the boy.
The Complete Works of Josh Billings Henry W. Shaw

She could only press the little boy to her heart and bedew his face with tears.
Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith

You cannot kill me while I cling to you thus—while I kiss your hands—while I bedew them with my tears.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

Should I not bedew with my tears the graves of my sister and her children?
Wieland; or The Transformation Charles Brockden Brown

Come down to me––that I may bedew with tears of gratitude your bones!
Santa F’s Partner Thomas A. Janvier

On the mild, westerly airs came tenderness to bedew the hearts of men war-weary.
The Ruinous Face Maurice Hewlett

bedew my cheeks with the froth of good ale on your beard while my throat lacks the good body o’t!
The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye

(transitive) to wet or cover with or as if with drops of dew


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