prim out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v prim out dress primly
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Usage

In literature:

I look back and see all my philosophy refuted, all my prim little opinions lying prone like dolls with the sawdust knocked out of them.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
First she exchanged her walking-skirt, her prim shirtwaist and jacket, for a rose-pink wrapper which she furtively brought out of a closet.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
But just as she was about to take her prim leave, the scarce-discerned figure of her companion stepped out into the garden.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
She was primly walking, the superlative of the miserable, past the facade of the hotel, when someone sprang out of a cab and spoke to her.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
They whispered together for a moment, then she shook out her prim skirts and dropped me a curtsey, and went away to fetch Carette.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
The garden was large, and laid out primly in box-bordered beds.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She toed out primly, for she had on her best shoes.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Patricia groaned as she watched her walk primly down the corridor and out of the side entrance.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
On the edge of the iron sink primly washed and spread out to dry, was a tattered old rag.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
For, of course, I couldn't have told Prim; she would have crossed me quite out of her books.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The spirants arising out of Prim.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
It was to stand upon a column in the charming semicircular bay window, looking out upon the prim terrace garden.
"The Daughter Pays" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
Well, Prim was in and out through this here hole quite as often as the fowls.
"The Young Dragoon" by A.W. Drayson
Dollie gave him a little glance out of a corner of her eye, smiled, then sat up primly.
"The Chase of the Golden Plate" by Jacques Futrelle
Her hat was pushed back, and her hair rumpled out of its usual primness.
"True to a Type, Vol. I (of 2)" by Robert Cleland
Smoothly and quietly glided in the train, and out of a first-class carriage stepped Miss Cattledon, thin and prim and upright as ever.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

HER day out from the workhouse-ward, she stands,
A grey-haired woman, decent and precise,
With prim black bonnet and neat paisley shawl,
Among the other children by the stall;
And with grave relish eats a penny ice.
"The Ice" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson