Whether it actually works or not, the summons to dig deep within yourself is journey enough for our sopping wet heroes.
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on why you should sleep easy on your sopping wet mattress.
The party, generally consisting of twos or fours, sit round the dish and eat the meat, sopping it in the broth.
Mrs. Peakslow went on again, sopping her eyes with the remnant of rags.
She took down her sopping handkerchief and lifted her warm, wet face.
He was startled: like a sponge, sopping up the atmosphere, she darkened.
There in the sopping lowlands they are harvesting the last marsh hay.
"He is so sopping wet I am afraid he will take cold," said Reliance.
Her eyes burst into another flood, and she gave up the job of sopping it.
"Doom," said Dr. Smullyan, sopping up the last of his gravy with a piece of bread.
Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."
Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.
The way things are properly and usually done: The SOP here is that you ask the chairman first
[WWII armed forces; fr standard operating procedure]
a morsel of bread (John 13:26; comp. Ruth 2:14). Our Lord took a piece of unleavened bread, and dipping it into the broth of bitter herbs at the Paschal meal, gave it to Judas. (Comp. Ruth 2:14.)