Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shedding
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ɛdɪŋ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: desquamation, peeling, shedding
    Meaning: loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
  • Synonyms: shedding, sloughing
    Meaning: the process whereby something is shed
Usage examples
  • No, I am delighted, but I've got into such a stupid habit of shedding tears.
  • 'Getting out of a coach,' replied Oliver, shedding tears of delight, 'and going into a house.
  • "Amusing, certainly," replied the young man, "inasmuch as, instead of shedding tears as at the fictitious tale of woe produced at a theatre, you behold in a law-court a case of real and genuine distress--a drama of life.
  • They satisfy all one's zest for warfare without the distressing shedding of blood which attends real war, and regarded from the standpoint of humor, I know of nothing that, to the eye of an ordinarily keen observer, is more provocative of good, honest, wholesome mirth."
  • And she is by the side of the poor who have lost their all by pillage or fire; by the side of the wounded who are suffering or dying; to them, too, she is a companion, comforting the lowliest with her adorable simplicity, shedding on all the increasing bounty of her exquisite compassion.
  • Therefore it seems that the multiplication of intellectual substances can only be according to the requirements of the first bodies--that is, of the heavenly ones, so that in some way the shedding form of the aforesaid rays may be terminated in them; and hence the same conclusion is to be drawn as before.