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sultry

(of weather or climate) oppressively hot and humid
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As she repeated the words for the third time, she came close to me and laid her hand, with a sudden gentle stealthiness, on my bosom-- a thin hand; a cold hand (when I removed it with mine) even on that sultry night.
But, as it happened, scarcely had Phoebe's eyes rested again on the Judge's countenance than all its ugly sternness vanished; and she found herself quite overpowered by the sultry, dog-day heat, as it were, of benevolence, which this excellent man diffused out of his great heart into the surrounding atmosphere,--very much like a serpent, which, as a preliminary to fascination, is said to fill the air with his peculiar odor.
At any rate, being a gentleman of steady nerves, he soon recovered himself, and failed not to approach his cousin with outstretched hand; adopting the sensible precaution, however, to cover his advance with a smile, so broad and sultry, that, had it been only half as warm as it looked, a trellis of grapes might at once have turned purple under its summer-like exposure.
The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August.
The wind fell away entirely during the evening, and at midnight there was a dead calm, a sultry heat, and that prevailing intensity which, on the approach of thunder, affects persons of a sensitive nature.
Flushing bade her, she thought the country very beautiful, but also sultry and alarming.
Up through the sultry southern landscape they saw the world they knew appear clearer and more vividly than it had ever appeared before As upon that occasion at the hotel when she had sat in the window, the world once more arranged itself beneath her gaze very vividly and in its true proportions.
It was sultry and oppressive, reminding me of what the old Californians term "earthquake weather." There was something ominous about it, and in intangible ways one was made to feel that the worst was about to come.
After a while one got restless under it, as one does under the heat of a soft, sultry summer day.
LAHORE -- The city received scattered rains on Wednesday, providing some relief from sultry weather.
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The trio delivered a colourful pop video along with some killer dance moves in sync with the sultry beats of the song.