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run dry

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • Little by little the rivers begin to run dry—there is no rain to feed them.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • Yet the source of love and humor in Jewish poetry had not run dry.

  • At length all this eloquence had run dry, and the business of the evening began.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • Neglected bearings which run dry are ruined in a short time.

    Paper-Cutting Machines

    Niel, Jr., Gray
  • It was nothing but an empty watercourse into which he was staring—the river had run dry!

    Gentlemen Rovers E. Alexander Powell
  • This showed that the stream of reinforcements was beginning to run dry.

  • She fell into a passion of tears and lamentation until her tears had run dry, and she was exhausted with sobbing.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • Afar, families were seen fleeing on horseback toward the bed of a creek which they hoped to find flowing, but which had run dry.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth
  • It is out of the question to buy every convenient thing, or purse will run dry and house overflow.

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