bra

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bra an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
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Quotations

  • Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton
    “I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.”

Usage

In literature:

I observed that, while she talked to Bra, she glanced, from time to time, sidelong at my young friend.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
I didna gae slapdash to them wi' our young bra' bridegroom, to gar them baud up the market.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Braganza (bra-gan'za), a reigning family of Portugal.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
ALHAM`BRA (Red Castle), an ancient palace and stronghold of the Moorish kings of Granada, founded by Muhammed II.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The operation for this destructive purpose is termed Mee-bra.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
A somewhat romantic cheese, made by nomads who wander with their herds from pasture to pasture in the region of Bra.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
Daugh-ter and I had been watch-ing the child from the li-bra-ry win-dow.
"Pages for Laughing Eyes" by Unknown
She's a bra mare, jist brok in, sur.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
In the forefront o' that castell fair, Twa unicorns are bra' to see.
"Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws" by Frank Sidgwick
They was the Mastersons, an' a Miss Bar'bra Vaughn come to visit them, an' it was all ovah with Mahs Duke.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Sometimes he would amuse himself with looking through the alabaster walls into the outer rooms, Cada and Bra.
"Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children" by Julian Hawthorne
Already she's parading around in skimpy shorts and a bra.
"The Beasts in the Void" by Paul W. Fairman
She emerged, looking unexpectedly like a young girl in simple clout and cup-bra, which exposed most of her gorgeously tanned body.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
Bra'hman, the priestly caste of the Indians.
"The Gospel of Buddha" by Paul Carus
A Dutch-man, named Van-Bra-am, was one of these men, and he claimed to know a great deal of the art of war.
"The Life of George Washington" by Josephine Pollard
THERE dwelt in the land of Ur a man whose name was A-bra-ham.
"Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading" by Josephine Pollard
Her fingers unhooked the snaps of the bra and dropped it to the floor beside the blouse.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
Then she sang "The Brabanconne" (=bra-baen-son'=), Belgium's national anthem.
"Little Philippe of Belgium" by Madeline Brandeis
Semmen to me 'The Maister' ha' got bra' work now.
"The Wizard of West Penwith" by William Bentinck Forfar
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In poetry:

For a bra
(need we mention it?),
the padded black one that my lover demeaned
when I took it off.
He said, "Where'd it all go?"
"Clothes" by Anne Sexton
Though mony years ha'e fled away
Sin' thou wert buried in the clay,
Thy rhymes, unto this vera day,
Are mair than laws;
Thy name's set up on ilka bra'
Wi' great applause.
"Answer to Burn's Address To The De'il" by Nora Pembroke
O the deel's in the lasses! they gang now sae bra',
They'll lie down wi' auld men o' fourscore and twa;
The hale o' their marriage is gowd and a carriage;
Plain luve is the cauldest blast now that can blaw!
"Come Under My Plaidie ; Or, Modern Marriage Delineated" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Bra Ha Ha Fundraiser for Breast Cancer.
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Bra Ha Ha Orlando pictures.
If Jim Les hadn't been fired at Bra.
Finding the perfect pair of shorts or sports bra is a time-consuming challenge.
Rihanna Poses in Bra, No Bottoms, Fur Hood .
If the $2.5 million Victoria's Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra is a little out of your budget this holiday season, then take note – DKNY is offering up a fragrance for $1.5 million less.
Scott unveils the Butterfly Bra Collection.
Ke$ha Made A Bra Out Of Her Fans' Teeth (DETAILS).
What's Trending with Pamela 11-23-12: Black Friday, Seniors Do Call Me Maybe, Ke$ha "Tooth" Bra.
Ke$ha Makes A Bra From Fan's Teeth.
Armed man known as 'Shorty' steals money from Kansas woman's bra.
She kept the money in her bra, but that didn't deter the man called "Shorty" on the street from stealing it from her Tuesday morning.
Considering photographers follow them wherever they go, it's hard to believe that Hollywood stars leave the house without a bra on.
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In science:

The standard example is a ket-bra P = |A >< A| where < A |A >= 1 so that P 2 = P .
Biologic
Here the environment of possible base pairs is represented by the ket-bra E = |C >< W |.
Biologic
Theorie(s) πOR to come), as formally partial PRA maps – out of Theory P bRA –, but on-terminating in πOR, and to be defined below as Complexity Control led Iterations “CCIO ’s” with complexity values in Ordinal N[ω ].
RCF2: Evaluation and Consistency
Then (formally partial) P bRA map f (a) = p§ b◦ (a, µ [ c | p ] b◦ a) : A ⇀ A × N → A is nothing else then the P bRA map (while loop) f = wh[ c > 0O | p ] : A ⇀ A, and we “name” it whO [ c | p ] : A ⇀ A.
RCF2: Evaluation and Consistency
PRA ⊢ ε( pf q , ) = f : A → B , Remark: For such f fixed, ε( pf q , a) = ε b◦ ( pf q , a) : A → ⌈A, B ⌉ × A ⇀ B is in fact a PRA map ε( pf q , ) = ε( pf q , a) : A → B , although in the Proof of the Theorem intermediate steps are formally P bRA equations “ b= ”: But PRA ⊏ P bRA is a diagonal monoidal PR Embedding.
RCF2: Evaluation and Consistency
In Dirac’s ket-bra notation states are denoted by ket vectors |ψi in Hilbert space. • Corresponding to a ket vector |ψi there is another kind of state vector called bra vector, which is denoted by hψ|.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey
You can see this as a consequence of the first example because a 1-dimensional row vector is the same as a 1-dimensional column vector. A third example is Dirac’s “bra and ket" space.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
This implies that the first bra nching largely determines thrust major.
Jet Quenching in Heavy Ion Collisions
Un is the matrix given in Eq. (A2) (or its equivalent in bra-ket notation).
Violation of the zeroth law of thermodynamics for a non-ergodic interaction
The one-to-one correspondence between bra h·| and ket |·i can be established from the Bicomplex Riesz Representation Theorem [8, Th. 3.7].
Bicomplex Riesz-Fischer Theorem
The bra states, < γ | are a linear space dual to the ket space, whose action is defined by (7).
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The action of the operators that represent the loop variables (2) and (4) are then defined by their action on the bra states: < γ | ˆT [α] =< α ∪ γ | 3As has been emphasized by Gambini and Trias and their coworkers, the space of these equivalence classes of loops actually forms a group.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
For the case of a non-intersecting loop, α, the bra is, for every ω , an eigenstate of the operator corresponding to Q[ω , ˜E ai ].
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The rows of the inverse S−1 in the first family sector will be made of the bra vectors corresponding to the first-family-like basis vectors |0; ii, in the second family sector they will be the biorthogonal vectors given in (27).
Block diagonalizing ultrametric matrices
Dirac’s bra-ket notation for the standard Hermitian scalar product of Cn .
Diffraction of random tilings: some rigorous results
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