(p. p.) Boiled; seethed; also, soaked; heavy with moisture; saturated; as, sodden beef; sodden bread; sodden fields.
(v. i.) To be seethed; to become sodden.
(v. t.) To soak; to make heavy with water.
(1) There's only so much traipsing sodden hills one person can do; once your Pringles supply from the nearest point of civilisation has been depleted, and anyone with bones ripe for jumping carries the risk of a shared grandparent, it's a wonder more people don't while away the long nights with a spot of leisurely murder.
(2) Britain's sodden fields mean the debate about climate change is now no longer confined to some abstruse problem affecting glaciers in far-off countries.
(3) Here was a woman, "dismal, drab, embarrassing," sodden with "self-pity," who in the Golden Notebook had single-handedly set back the women's movement "a good long way".
(4) Twelve miles north across sodden fields at the confluence of the rivers Bosna and Sava, Samac was the last Bosnian town to be hit by flooding, and the last where waters receded.
(5) The stands are empty; the pitch, still sodden and scarred from recent international rugby union clashes, is unused.
(6) The house was freezing and water was leaking from a ceiling light socket on Jaffar as he tried to sleep in his sodden bed.” The family continued to suffer racist abuse, according to social services, as did Ibrahim Kamara and his mother Khadijah.
(7) This being rain-sodden rural Devon, and the roads being narrow and flooded, the journey took me the best part of 45 minutes each way, and Richard, one of the Bothy's owners, very kindly accompanied me in his four by four for the first stretch, to make sure my ailing Toyota Yaris got through the floods.
(8) "I'm ill, my body is reacting to this," said Colic from the sodden concrete space that was once her front room.
(9) Still, we could have done with a Jubilee-style cutaway to the sodden picnickers sitting on drenched rugs, clutching rain-diluted fizz as their bottoms, now unquestionably soggy, sank into the mud.
(10) Each bubble has had to be bigger than the last in order to get the growth back to something considered acceptable, which is why the US went into this crisis with debt-sodden consumers and over-extended banks.
(11) There are few kitchen sights sadder than a deep-tin drizzle cake which is sodden on top with a bone dry bottom.
(12) With this in mind, I'd like to thank Kerry for the heart-swelling joy of seeing her stand in the rain, and with due regard for decent taste, craning her neck for a better view in her plastic mac and sodden deely boppers.
(13) A sodden October night in Stoke proved as demoralising for José Mourinho as it sounds as the Capital One Cup holders, having taken this fourth-round tie into extra time thanks to Loïc Rémy’s stoppage-time equaliser, were knocked out of the competition to compound the pressure bearing down on the Chelsea manager.
(14) In one diary Napper referred to several women, calling one a "sodden filthy bitch".
(15) I hate the sin but ah love the sinner," honked the freshly convicted Fiz, face sodden with snot, and with a final grimace of embarrassment John Stape gurgled his last, his newly bearded soul presumably passing through purgatory's rigorous decontamination process before ascending to the Dead Soap Bastard sty in the sky.
(16) At that stage the Poles appeared to be wilting, their conviction draining quicker than the sodden pitch, only for England to doze off.
(17) It wasn't as wild as the US embassy in Kabul, but Nicholson's officers were nevertheless incredulous when they learned that the office had held an alcohol-sodden "Lash Vegas Pimps and Hos" bash while the marines were struggling to pacify Marja.
(18) Those economies, such as the UK and the United States, that have become progressively more unequal – FTSE 100 directors’ pay rose 21% last year, while average wages remain tightly squeezed – have also become progressively more debt-sodden and more vulnerable to financial crises.
(19) Men and women in hi-vis jackets and blue chest-high waders fill wheelbarrows with woodchips and spread them on the sodden riverbank.
(20) As I was standing, with a sodden piece of cardboard around my neck, slowly turning to mush in the rain, knowing that the pre-sales to the show were nil, I saw one of my former colleagues walk towards me.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sop
(1) Worst of all they are a sop to those who think censorship is the answer to powerlessness.
(2) Scores of sopping-wet pedestrians have complained to police after being splashed when motorists drove through puddles, figures show.
(3) After addition of ouabain (1 microM) the after potentials, after contractions, and SOP and SOT amplitude were significantly increased.
(4) Intracellular killing (KI), superoxide anion-producing capacity (SOP), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were measured in 22 patients with esophageal cancer, 27 with gastric cancer, and 13 age-matched controls.
(5) In the present study, we have shown by single afferent unit recording in the organs of Lorenzini that L-serine-O-phosphate (L-SOP) decreases the resting discharge frequency as well as electrically evoked responses.
(6) Immediately after resuscitation, the following data were obtained; arterial (a) pH 7.17, PaCO2 37.8 mmHg, aHCO3- 13.2 mEq.l-1, venous (v) pH 7.09, PvCO2 57.5 mmHg, vHCO3- 16.6 mEq.l-1, CSF (c) pH 7.27, PcCO2 41.4 mmHg, cHCO3- 18.6 mEq.l-1, serum osmotic pressure (SOP) 310 mOsm.kg-1, and serum lactate (SL) 24.8 mg.dl-1.
(7) In a sop to UK sensibilities, Germany suggested a slight postponement and slight adjustment of the new regime in what looked like giving Osborne an opportunity to save face.
(8) "This bill is a sop to Eurosceptics on the Tory backbenches rather than a serious policy for Europe," said shadow Europe minister, Wayne David.
(9) The insertion of sop+ from the F plasmid or parB+ from the R1 plasmid reduced the loss frequency by a factor of 10(3) for the pBR322 derivative and by at least a factor of 10(2) for the mini-R1 plasmid.
(10) The BBC sessions version of Hey is one of my favourite ever songs and to hear that, as the sun was trying to break through, almost made me forget the fact I'd lost my waterproof and was walking about sopping wet in a glorified bin-liner.
(11) The present results therefore indicate that the environmental contaminants, HPO and SOP, lack any potential for modification of mammary gland or colon carcinogenesis under the conditions of the investigation.
(12) The month-long review will act as a sop to France's Socialist government that wants to keep American hands off what it has described as one of its "industrial jewels".
(13) The intraocular pressure (IOP) was decreased by 14 mm Hg to 3.9 and 4.9 mm Hg after SOP and VOP, respectively.
(14) This would be a drop in the ocean, and do nothing to resolve the mountain of outstanding debt; but it might be enough of a sop to Hollande for him to be able to claim he's shifted the debate towards growth.
(15) Myelomatosis developed in 10 SOP and 2 EMP patients, and this development did not correlate with the presence or absence of an M-component at the time of diagnosis of plasmacytoma.
(16) The offer of a referendum “was a concession to party, a manoeuvre to access some of the Ukip vote, a sop to the rampant anti-Europe feeling of parts of the media.
(17) The second provision was a sop to unions, and as such was seen as a Democratic ask: a tax on group health care plans – which would fund a reinsurance program to protect against early strain on the system from potentially lots of sick people and no healthy people signing up – was to be delayed.
(18) Fisher worked during the height of the recovery, helping launch boats that were going out to sop up oil.
(19) Previous studies have identified a glycoprotein (sOP 92) that is secreted by sheep oviductal epithelium and subsequently becomes associated with developing embryos.
(20) This year, in fact, was an exception, when very late in the day and as a sop to commuters, George Osborne announced that the formula would be simply RPI, forcing the rail companies into hurried changes to their complicated fares tables.