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Wafture   Listen
noun
Wafture  n.  The act of waving; a wavelike motion; a waft. "An angry wafture of your hand."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Wafture" Quotes from Famous Books



... freedom: he zealously strove to respect the private inclinations of every human being. But the least sign, in any of his acquaintances, of a compromise with the integrity of the soul, of any essential weakness, met with no tolerance from him. "He passed him up," on the spot, with a scornful wafture of his hand. That Marie had yielded to the stress of circumstances, had been unable to hold out in the Rogues' Gallery, galled the relatively uncompromising, exigent idealist. If she had resorted to temporary prostitution to hold the society together he would have admired her. But, instead, ...
— An Anarchist Woman • Hutchins Hapgood

... to dreams resigned, there come and go, 'Twixt mountains draped and hooded night and morn, Elusive notes in wandering wafture borne, From undiscoverable lips that blow An immaterial horn; And spectral seem thy winter-boding trees, Thy ruinous bowers and drifted foliage wet— Past and Future in sad bridal met, O voice of everything that perishes, And soul ...
— The Poems of William Watson • William Watson

... man took his seat, he made a movement with his hand, and Caius, obedient to the gesture, lifted the woollen covering from the son's brow, and released his hold of his arm. At a second wafture, the nephew and the freedman both departed, glad to be spared the witnessing a scene so awful as that which was ...
— The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2) • Henry William Herbert



Words linked to "Wafture" :   waving, gesture, flourish, wave, brandish



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