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waist-deep

[weyst-deep] /ˈweɪstˈdip/
adjective
1.
being at or rising to the level of the waist.
Origin of waist-deep
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65
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  • In crossing these we went knee-deep, and once waist-deep, into it.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Inch by inch the men haul in, waist-deep most of the time and often completely under.

    All Afloat

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

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
  • Despite all that had been done, the hall might be described as waist-deep in letters!

    Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
  • But Margery held on, moving swiftly through the waist-deep corn.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • But I landed in the dark chamber of a Gnomon, waist-deep in loose wheat.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • The stream was a hundred yards wide, waist-deep, and very rapid.

    Mount Rainier

    Various
  • Fuel was scarce, and it was often necessary to go into the snow, waist-deep, to procure it.

  • I estimated that the mud and water were waist-deep in the middle.

  • The thought of being found like that, waist-deep in water, drove me to frenzy.

    Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard

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