dolled up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dolled up dressed in fancy or formal clothing
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Usage

In literature:

And if you help me dress these dolls, that will square up your conscience.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
She knelt on the floor and took up a headless doll.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
Come now, let's doll up for our party.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
She sat up one night till two o'clock to dress a doll.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
As soon as her lessons were over, Fanny took her doll up to her room, and reintroduced her to Nancy.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
The body was more clumsily made, but the arms and legs had joints, and the doll could sit up as erect as its small mistress.
"A Little Maid of Province Town" by Alice Turner Curtis
Bringing up the rear was the other little tot, hugging a doll under each arm.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Help your little brother and sister up and get Rebbie's doll.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
The left guard on the scrub team was Emma who resembled a little Dutch doll wound up and set to moving.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
I say, Doll, I mean to get those oddments fixed up to-night.
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
Now pick up your doll-baby and come in.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
I'll tell you when the doll is finished," and she picked "Martha" up from the floor where Frederick had dropped her.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
Nannie gets up and gathers all the little playthings together and puts them away with the doll; but it is too much!
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
The doll is then looked for; and, when found, the divine symbols are set up in its honour.
"Aino Folk-Tales" by Basil Hall Chamberlain
Mary had once picked up a broken doll in William Street, and she had grown very fond of it.
"The Bountiful Lady" by Thomas Cobb
Would she not go back to him, and would not he and Dolly come up and keep her company, and Dolly bring her doll?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Dot sat with the Alice-doll in her arms, of course; but the new doll was hugged up very close to her side upon the seat.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
Said he was going to cut out paper dolls or string buttons, if this kept up.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
You fall in a sewer, you come up with Isaac Newton and a gorgeous doll.
"Conquest Over Time" by Michael Shaara
Tess dropped her history and sprang up; but Dot did not loose her hold upon the rather battered "Alice-doll" which was her dearest possession.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In poetry:

My bones are loose as clothespins,
as abandoned as dolls in a toy shop
and my heart, old hunger motor, with its sins
revved up like an engine that would not stop.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
They locked her in a football
but she merely curled up
and pretended it was a warm doll's house.
They pushed insects in to bite her off
and she let them crawl into her eyes
pretending they were a puppet show.
"End, Middle, Beginning" by Anne Sexton
But beer! Why, man, they could lap a lot.
There was thousands made on this very spot;
Forchins taken behind this bar
An' never the sight of a motor car,
Or a dolled-up mug with 'is bag o' tricks
Lookin' for tucker at 'arf past six!
"The Old Shanty" by C J Dennis

In news:

After saving ground for a half-mile, Groupie Doll had to wait patiently for a seam to open up at the top of the stretch in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland.
Groupie Doll, front, with jockey Rajiv Maragh up, won the Grade III Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland.
Contrary to what you may have heard, not everybody loves blow up dolls.
You'll see adults dolled up as Chicago flappers, toting rhinestone-studded machine guns.
Pull Kristi Burton's string, and the wind-up doll may say a couple of things.
As a kid, I preferred collecting political buttons to dressing up dolls.
The United Federation of Doll Clubs' annual convention wasn't the only doll event heating up Atlanta, Ga.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: From rag dolls to camels to blisters, Rockettes soldier on to offer up the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular'.
At Towers' Opulent Debut, Even Guards Are Dolled Up.
The characters on "The Vampire Diaries" got all dolled up to attend a ball at vampire Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) house last season.
I was told hearing the Sandpaper Dolls at MEAT would be an unforgettable experience, but I was not prepared for how spectacular it ended up being.
W ho doesn't remember Trolls – the stubby little dolls whose bright hair stuck straight up as if they'd just put their wee fingers in an electrical socket.
This salad dolls them up in a smoky-tangy-sweet vinaigrette, then tosses them with pickled cherries, crispy bits of bacon and toasted almonds.
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The Leonard High School Class of 2011 got dolled and dressed up last Saturday, April 16, for their Senior Prom, held at Longhorn Hill Party Barn near Blue Ridge.
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In science:

Zamolodchikov has found an extremely convenient recursion (Russian doll type) relation, which allows to calculate the conformal block up to the desired order in x-expansion.
Recursion relations in CFT and N=2 SYM theory
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