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Definition of "mouldering" []

  • Present participle of moulder. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mouldering" in a sentence
  • "As for Pisa at large, although it is not exactly what one would call a mouldering city -- for it has a certain well-aired cleanness and brightness, even in its supreme tranquillity -- it affects the imagination very much in the same way as the Campo"
  • "She had on a white-cashmere dressing-gown trimmed with swan's-down, and she lay among the luxurious cushions of a blue lounge, with a paler blue blanket, which she had had one of us tricot for her, lying over her feet, and altogether she looked very ideal and ethereal; for Aunt Pen always did have such an eye to picturesque effect that I don't know how she could ever consent to the idea of mouldering away into dust like common clay."
  • "He had heard people defend this nomad life -- why, he himself, before his marriage, had smiled at the old-fashioned stability represented by such families as the Mortons; had talked of 'getting into ruts', of 'mouldering', and so on."