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[weyst-deep] /ˈweɪstˈdip/
being at or rising to the level of the waist.
Origin of waist-deep
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He struggled forward breast-deep, waist-deep, knee-deep, in the black water.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Inch by inch the men haul in, waist-deep most of the time and often completely under.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • Some of the boys are waist-deep in the water after clams to get their fifty cents for their week's tuition.

  • Hilda at once rushed in waist-deep and caught him by the collar.

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
  • The water was waist-deep, and the current every moment threatened to lift us from our feet.

  • In crossing these we went knee-deep, and once waist-deep, into it.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Some of them lost the duck-boards and went knee-deep into bogs, and waist-deep into shell-holes, and neck-deep into swamps.

  • But Margery held on, moving swiftly through the waist-deep corn.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • The miner clambered carefully out of his waist-deep trench, searched his pockets, produced a pipe and tobacco.

    Gold Stewart White
  • But I landed in the dark chamber of a Gnomon, waist-deep in loose wheat.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass

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