white tie


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white tie formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    • n white tie bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.”


In literature:

It was tied at the end with a bit of white ribbon.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Midget put on a fresh white pique, and tied up her mop of curls with wide bows of red, white, and blue ribbon.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
Then there was the tale about Klooskap tying up the White Eagle of the Wind so that he could not flap his wings.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
There were twenty or thirty of them, with their little white caps tied close under their chins, their long veils and their girdled black robes.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
He wore a large white tie, which was the fashionable thing in that time and place.
"The Zeit-Geist" by Lily Dougall
Them that has white ties and kid gloves can wear 'em; and them that's hout of sech articles must come as they can.
"We and the World, Part II. (of II.)" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Followed by his dogs, he went to his boat, which happened just then to be tied at the ricketty dock of the White Fish.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
Mrs. Reynolds, a white cloth tied about her forehead, opened the door.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
The cloth covering must be wrapped around and tied with white string.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
The ties were smashed, and the white bundle of cotton tumbled into the water and was set on fire.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Each copy will be done up in a white box and tied with crimson cord.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
Drops some juice in, ties the white rag around, and you go back to your straw.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
His white tie was hanging down in ribbons.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
His stiff, high stock was tied with a limp white bow-knot.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
With the boat going away from the shore, they couldn't; so the white man ran and tied the rope again.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
He took from its pocket a folded white handkerchief, and tied it round her neck by two adjacent corners, so that it hung like a child's bib.
"Ambrotox and Limping Dick" by Oliver Fleming
Bunny tied the bent pin to the end of a long string, and then he walked over toward the white, tile-lined pool.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
With the big white handkerchief once tied firmly across her eyes, Flame's last scruple vanished.
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
She wore a black hat over a white linen hood tied under her chin.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
Once when the skin tied between blew up, I caught a glimpse of her poor white face.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut

In poetry:

Does he wear a white tie when he dines with friends,
And tie it neat in a bow with ends,
or a KNOT.
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Although he does not wear a tie
He's just as white as you or I,
And just as fond of cake and fruit;
The difference is that he can shoot.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
He said; and from the battlement on high
A watchful warrior raised a sudden cry:
"An Inca white on yonder altar tied—
Tis Rocha's self—the flame ascends his side."
"The Columbiad: Book III" by Joel Barlow
Little Dame Spider had finished her spinning,
Just as the warm summer day was beginning,
And the white threads of her beautiful curtain
Tied she and glued she to make them more certain.
"Dame Spider" by Clara Doty Bates
Those old Martyrs sloughed their pride,
Taking humbleness like mirth.
I am to His Glory tied,
I that witness Him on earth!
Red of heat, my pride of dust,
White of heat, feeds fire in trust.
"The Song Of Theodolinda" by George Meredith
"Oh, beautiful picture!" the fair Ellen cried,
"I must see thee again or I die."
Then under her white chin her bonnet she tied,
And after the youth and the picture she hied,
When the youth, looking back, met her eye.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston

In news:

The White Sox are still tied for first, and that's not bad.
The Colleen Atwood collection is tied to the release of the film "Snow White and the Huntsman" on June 1.
Fellas, don your white tie and tails, grab your top hats, and don't forget your password.
And it's a good fit for White Collar, since all you really wear in that shot is the collar and tie.
LUFKIN — The Troup Tigers fought their way through maybe the toughest district in Class 2A to tie Tatum and White Oak for first place.
GM Ford Sever Pension Ties to Aging White-Collar Retirees: Cars.
The last time Jennifer Aniston appeared on the cover of GQ, she made headlines for wearing a red, white and blue tie -- and not much else else.
President Barack Obama will push Myanmar to cut its military ties with North Korea when he visits the former pariah state as part of three-country swing through Asia, a White House official said on Saturday.
White House reportedly preps strike team to take out terrorists tied to Libya attack.
The White Tie Affair (2 Albums).
Cardinal suing Obama invites him, Romney to white-tie dinner at Waldorf-Astoria.
Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from at least tying the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.
Lansky picked out the white suit and blue tie that Presley wore when he was buried.
She spends her workdays in a boxy white coat, hair tied back, face makeup-free.
DETROIT (AP) — Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from at least tying the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.