pretty up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pretty up use special care in dressing, making-up, etc. "She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends"
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.”

Usage

In literature:

You are very pretty, but you have been brought up to be utterly useless.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
My pretty camp would be spoiled for me if folks should come talking and whistling up our creek.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
I must do some holding up myself pretty soon if things don't pick up after this hot summer.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He found curious and pretty shells, and sometimes more valuable treasures, washed up from some wreck.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
They tell me eggs are pretty cheap up at the store, specially poor ones.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The trees were blazed pretty thick, I remember, especially the pines; Dove and Beadle always had that done up prompt in October.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
See, that would make up very pretty for you.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Pretty soon a boat came up to the dock and they grabbed me and put me in, spite of all I could do.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
If they've stayed around up to now they're apt to find themselves in a pretty bad pickle.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
One of the pretty ways was to gather up one's skirt by an adroit movement, and suddenly squat down and sail along like a ball.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

As I was going up Primrose Hill,
Primrose Hill was dirty;
There I met a pretty lass,
And she dropped me a curtsey.
"As I Was Going Up Primrose Hill" by Kate Greenaway
At length the king himself drew near,
And as he gazing stands,
The pretty babe look'd up and smil'd,
And stretch'd his little hands.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Across the plain we jog along
Over gully, swamp, and billabong;
We drop on a mob pretty lively, too
We round ’em up and give ’em a slue.
"Song of the Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
"Not pretty? Why, she's out o'sight,
Oh, shut up; that will be all right.
You can't walk there? Why it ain't far;
We get there on a 'lectric car.
"At The Telephone" by Edwin Carty Ranck
"But I'll ask God for one of the windows
The pretty star-eyes look out through,
And when you come up with the angels
I'll sure be the first to see you.
"Opening The Gate For Papa" by Madge Morris Wagner
The teäties must be ready pretty nigh;
Do teäke woone up upon the fork' an' try.
The ceäke upon the vier, too, 's a-burnèn,
I be afeärd: do run an' zee, an' turn en.
"Eclogue:--Father Come Hwome" by William Barnes

In news:

(CBS News) People have had pretty mixed reviews about the Facebook timeline feature that sprung up recently.
It had been five years of uncertainty, fighting, wrangling, and putting up with going to school in some pretty sorry conditions.
The pressure is on to come up with something decadent, romantic, luxurious but all of that can be pretty expensive.
A Onetime Thing of Beauty Gets a Little Prettying Up.
Cover it up with a tent or recruit some "artsy people" to make it pretty.
Aside from being ridiculously adorable , our pets offer up some pretty funny entertainment.
You can tell a little bit about the 154 fire based on the smoke you see rising in the video, it is pretty much drifting straight up.
But asking for money via the internet does open one up to some pretty harsh criticism — and Hill received her fair share.
In case you weren't already stoked to see Miley Cyrus on 'Two And a Half Men,' new behind-the-scenes interviews have hit the Web — and the show is shaping up to be pretty hilarious.
Emma Roberts played tribute to her famous aunt Julia on Friday, by dressing up in her iconic Pretty Woman hooker costume for a Halloween party and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
USC's Matt Barkley 'pretty beat up ,' Coach Lane Kiffin says.
USC's Matt Barkley 'pretty beat up,' Coach Lane Kiffin says.
They've washed up on the shore and it smells pretty bad, but there's a lot of them.
Equally friendly to tourists wanting to see "Texas" and locals jonesing for some two-step, Blanco 's has been hooking up folks with a pretty darn authentic country and western experience for 30 years.
It's not easy to come up with something that hasn't already been said about this deal, particularly considering that everyone's pretty much saying the same thing.
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In science:

The notion of geometric n-stacks of [S1] can then be used in order to set up a geometry over these kind of ob jects, in pretty much the same way one is doing geometry over stacks in groupoids.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In fact, one can see pretty clearly that the plots for this model can be thought of as obtained by ‘patching up’ the corresponding plots for the pure radiation-dominated and de Sitter examples which were considered earlier.
Particle creation, classicality and related issues in quantum field theory: II. Examples from field theory
We have shown that the (pretty immediate) lower bound on the edge probability p(n) ≥ c∆(T ) ln n/n for the random graph G(n, p) to contain whp a copy of a given spanning tree T of maximum degree ∆ is tight up to a constant factor in the range ∆ = nΘ(1) .
Embedding spanning trees in random graphs
The previous line pretty much sums up which effects are by default available in VML, a couple more can be gained by calling Internet Explorer’s BasicImage filter namely blur, inverting colours, opacity, mirroring and X-ray.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
The measure µ(Θ) on SO(3) needs to be independent of the orientation, which pretty much singles out the Haar measure (up to an irrelevant constant).
Constraining topology in harmonic space
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