- " Hold Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ em yourself," ses Peter, dabbing Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ is nose with his shirt- sleeve. - "Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs", W.W. Jacobs.
- " Fritzie tried to put one over on us," he exclaimed, while the doctor was dabbing with iodine and tying up his wounded arm, " but I think he's got another guess coming. - "The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land", Ralph Connor.
- Flora broke the silence, dabbing at her face with her handkerchief as she spoke. - "Half Portions", Edna Ferber.