Basking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BaskingWhile Napoleon was struggling against adverse storms off the coast of Africa, Lord Nelson, adorned with the laurels of his magnificent victory, in fond dalliance with his frail Delilah, was basking in the courts of voluptuous and profligate kings.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.You bask in prosperity, and turn from him in his poverty.ndash;Horatio Alger in Driven From Home.Thitherward I straight dispatch Certain of these my scouts, who shall espy If any on the surface bask.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Thistledown hovered on the basking air.ndash;Grant Allen in The Woman Who Did.After his exertions in the rain and mud, it was delightful to bask in warmth and comfort and rest his aching limbs.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.It was verily weather in which to bask was quite the most rapturous employment.ndash;Mary Elizabeth Braddon in The Golden Calf.He seemed to bask in the comfort of it, and sniffed like a satisfied animal.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.See where, begirt by the gold of the harvests, and backed by the pomp of a thousand groves, the roofs of the town bask, noiseless, in the calm glow of the sky.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Lucretia, vol 6.Wherefore is Sibyll sad? Some short month since and we beheld her gay with hope and basking in the sunny atmosphere of pleasure and of love.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Last of the Barons, book 6.It brought envy to the speaker, a kind of glory; and he basked in it and was happy through all his veins.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in The $30,000 Bequest.
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