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Freshen   /frˈɛʃən/   Listen

(past & past part. freshened; pres. part. freshening)
Make (to feel) fresh.  Synonym: refresh.
Become or make oneself fresh again.  Synonyms: freshen up, refresh, refreshen.
Make fresh again.  Synonyms: refresh, refreshen.

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"Freshen" Quotes from Famous Books

... port; along which we walked towards the afternoon. I should be inclined to remark this spot, near which is an esplanade of good houses, as the most sheltered and desirable quarter of Nice. The breeze, which had begun to freshen, was just perceptible where we stood, though its effects in the open sea were visible by the plunging of the waves under our feet; and it appears hardly possible for any but a south or south-west wind to get at this ...
— Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone - Made During the Year 1819 • John Hughes

... then, say four o'clock. Can't possibly have it before then," said Arthur, struggling vainly to keep his jaws together. "Oh, this will never do. Come down to the rocks, all of you, and get a good blow to freshen you up. I never saw such ...
— More About Peggy • Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey

... the best I've got. And my gloves have been cleaned over and over, till you said yourself, last time, they would hardly do to wear again. If it were any use, I should say I must have a new dress; but I thought at least I should freshen up with the 'little fixings,' and perhaps have something left for a few natural flowers ...
— Faith Gartney's Girlhood • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... going home to freshen up a bit, for I must be back in an hour. Mother took my place, so I could be spared, and came off, ...
— Rose in Bloom - A Sequel to "Eight Cousins" • Louisa May Alcott

... headache that was anything but a pretense. As she wandered about the house and gardens, she trailed a beautiful negligee with that carelessness which in a woman of clean and orderly habits invariably indicates the possession of many clothes and of a maid who can be counted on to freshen things up before they shall be used again. Her father came home to lunch in ...
— The Conflict • David Graham Phillips

... representing scenes in the lives of the ancestors of Sofra; hence expeditions by sea, hunts, and battles. Over the space, instead of a roof, was a giant butterfly with many-colored wings which were moved by hidden slaves to freshen the atmosphere. In bronze holders fastened to the columns blazed bright tapers which gave out smoke ...
— The Pharaoh and the Priest - An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt • Boleslaw Prus

... book that she had borrowed from Sheila, and though it only wanted twenty minutes to lunch time, she neither went to her room to freshen up nor sought her nephew to make a hasty report on the result of her embassy. She betook herself instead to the study, and there was a malicious twinkle in her eye as she tapped on the closed door. She obeyed a ...
— The Monk of Hambleton • Armstrong Livingston

... began to freshen and whip somewhat to the southwest. Duff went forward to where Gary and Rucker were trying to sight the ...
— Ralph Granger's Fortunes • William Perry Brown

... as she could bring back. I gladly accepted this offer; Mr Gower went away in the boat, and in the mean time I made a tack off with the ship; but before they had been gone an hour, the weather began to grow gloomy, and the wind to freshen, a heavy black cloud at the same time settled over the island so as to hide the tops of the hills, and soon after it began to thunder and lighten at a dreadful rate: As these appearances were very threatening, I stood in again towards the island in hopes of meeting with the boat; but though ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12 • Robert Kerr

... or more passed away, when Bill exclaimed, "Here comes the wind, and right aft, too! It's not very strong yet, but it will freshen soon, I hope. Stand by, Jack, to ...
— From Powder Monkey to Admiral - A Story of Naval Adventure • W.H.G. Kingston

... each says slowly and distinctly, "I am a pansy," "I am a rose," "a tulip," "a violet," as the case may be. The hostess writes these names down so that she may have them for reference. She may call the roll once again when this is done to freshen memories, and then until the end of the game no one, under any circumstances, may reveal her flower identity. Then one at a time, beginning at the right hand, each guest is called to the center facing the line to be ...
— Breakfasts and Teas - Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions • Paul Pierce

... be done to-day," he said; "I've no time, for I'm bound for Quester Creek in hot haste, an' am only waitin' here for my pony to freshen up a bit. The Redskins are goin' to give us ...
— Charlie to the Rescue • R.M. Ballantyne

... flood, Stand dressed in living green, For, from the throne of God, To freshen all the scene, A river rolls, Where all who will May come and fill ...
— Diary in America, Series One • Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

... humor, for she had just posted a carefully concocted letter to Mr Brandon, in which she had expatiated, in her peculiar style, on the pleasure which she expected from an early visit to Midbranch. She had not the slightest idea of going there, at present, but she thought it quite time to freshen up the ...
— The Late Mrs. Null • Frank Richard Stockton

... Tomkins, are you going to be all day on your journey? Quicken your movements, sir, or I will send a boatswain's mate after you with a rope's-end to freshen your ...
— The Congo Rovers - A Story of the Slave Squadron • Harry Collingwood

... Version, seems to make the second clause drag somewhat, with two designations of the region of peace. The Incarnation brings God's 'good will' to dwell among men. In Christ, God is well pleased; and from Him incarnate, streams of divine complacent love pour out to freshen and fertilise ...
— Expositions Of Holy Scripture - Volume I: St. Luke, Chaps. I to XII • Alexander Maclaren

... left the tavern, about nine in the morning, expecting to reach the banks of the river about ten. Nor were we disappointed; the roads being excellent, a light fall of snow having occurred in the night, to freshen the track. It was an interesting moment to us all, when the spires and roofs of that ancient town, Albany, first appeared in view! We had journeyed from near the southern boundary of the colony, to a place that ...
— Satanstoe • James Fenimore Cooper

... "and I'll freshen mysen up a bit with a dash o' cold watter: happen I may bring some more o' ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880 • Various

... gone for a good walk, to freshen his nerves, poverino. I wonder he has any strength left. For Heaven's sake, give me a match that I may light my cigar, and then I will tell you all about it. Thank you. And I will sit down comfortably—so. Now you must know that ...
— A Roman Singer • F. Marion Crawford

Words linked to "Freshen" :   air out, tire, air, vent, wash up, renew, regenerate, refreshen, ventilate, alter, lave, modify, change, refresh

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