Examples of parched in a Sentence
Could I have some water? I'm parched.
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Dust spinning around her legs, the strong-willed 16-year-old looked to the parched sky.
Developers offered parcels of land in parched areas of the village for just a few hundred dollars or more.
A massive drought around 4,200 years ago led to the empire's collapse and also sent refugees fleeing from the parched north of Mesopotamia to the south.
In parched Fountain Valley, Calif., a network helped the city reduce water consumption by more than 20 percent.
A fast-moving wildfire burned overnight through thousands more acres of steep terrain near California's central coast, officials said on Sunday, as high temperatures and parched vegetation fueled dozens of blazes in the U.S. West and Southwest.
Among the first events at the Essence Festival in New Orleans Friday (June 30) was the announcement that superstar Beyonce had partnered with UNICEF to bring water to the parched population of Burundi in east Africa.
But it is felt as far away as Sri Lanka, where fishermen in the north say the tides have changed in the past two years, and at least 50 feet of new mangroves planted near Jaffna stand in parched dirt instead of being flooded by water.
My formerly parched plants are standing tall and proud and lush and grateful for the long drink of water they were given just as their stems were wilting under new leaf growth, the leaves themselves wilting, too.
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First Known Use of parched
PARCHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parched for English Language Learners
: very dry especially because of hot weather and no rain
: very thirsty
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