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  • He roughed out a democratic constitution complete with elected assembly and republican president.
  • On the way back his strength gave out, and that was when I roughed him. Cited from Ridgway of Montana, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Has the air of being a gentleman born, and then having roughed it all over the world. Cited from The Second Latchkey, by Williamson
  • He and his brothers had roughed him up for it but also forced him to go through with the ceremony.
  • However, with nursing our ships, we have roughed it out better than could have been expected. Cited from The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2), by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • If he roughed my suit, so much the better; I intended to rough his. Cited from The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers
  • She was still so tender at heart for him that she would probably have cried now if he had roughed her. Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • "You don't look like one who has roughed it much." Cited from Fritz and Eric, by John Conroy Hutcheson
  • You and I have roughed it many years, and gently enough do we go down the hill. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 331, May 1843, Vol. 53
  • Earlier in the day local police roughed up members of the group and threatened to shut the shop down.
  • Large parts of the monument seem to be roughed out without finished detail.
  • I wanted to rough it and we've roughed it and we will have another week of it too. Cited from Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis
  • Some local hicks found their garden, roughed them both up and stole their plants.
  • The lady was slightly roughed, and had the appearance of an old country actress. Cited from The Physiology of Marriage, Complete, by Honore de Balzac
  • "Think I don't know you're square, after the months we roughed-it together?" Cited from Out of the Primitive, by Robert Ames Bennet
  • They are also used for smoothing metal that has already been roughed, shaped or formed.
  • So while other boys roughed it outside, Robert was content to stay indoors and study his books.
  • It was here that the axes were roughed out before being finished at the sea shore.
  • But this final clearing should not be done until all the large spaces are roughed out. Cited from Wood-Block Printing, by F. Morley Fletcher
  • Indeed, the whole party bore marks of having roughed it pretty severely for some time past among the mountains. Cited from Ungava, by R.M. Ballantyne
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Root form of roughed is rough for the verb.

How roughed gets used