fancy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fancy up put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera","The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
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Usage

In literature:

When up and down my fancy thus was driven, And I with these untoward thoughts had striven, 1807.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II." by William Wordsworth
She even passed her hand across her eyes as if to sweep away from before her vision, a certain image which fancy had conjured up.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
When his oldest daughter grew up, Delsarte seemed to take a fancy to a different style of composition.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Fancy 'aving you here drinking up the beer for your own funeral.
"A Spirit of Avarice" by W.W. Jacobs
Fancy 'aving you here drinking up the beer for your own funeral.
"Odd Craft, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
The real master up there is Benoni, I fancy, and not the count.
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
They don't keep their eyes skinned, I fancy, up there.
"Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession" by Benjamin Wood
That sort of thing seems to be given up to the fancy Highlanders.
"Pomona's Travels" by Frank R. Stockton
Fancy old Fuller's rusty black gown up in our pulpit!
"The Three Brides" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I fancy that he has murders up his sleeve and every other crime in the calendar.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
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In poetry:

In vain my fancy strives to paint
The moment after death
The glories that surround the saint,
When yielding up its breath.
"On The Death Of A Believer" by John Newton
He's a sleepless sprite, and at dead of night
He'll come with his feathery tread,
And dally with fancy, and play with your dreams,
And light up your vision with silver beams,
Though he leaves you an aching head.
"The Mighty One" by David James Scott
And up in the manhood of his breast,
Sprang a storm of passion and shame;
It tore the pride of his fancied best
In a thousand shreds of blame;
It threw to the ground his ancient crest,
And puffed at his ancient name.
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald
Waking up, the day's set labour still'd the fancies in my breast,
So I laid the fallen minstrel into his unnoticed rest,
Left him and the music with him lying in his grassy bed
To the carol of his fellows and the sunshine overhead.
"The Dead Lark" by Alexander Anderson
Yet often I could fancy, where the pathway takes a turn,
I shall see you in a moment, coming round beside the burn,
Coming round beside the burn, with your swinging step and free,
And your face lit up with pleasure at the sudden sight of me.
"Come Back to St Andrews" by Robert Fuller Murray
But while he shore so mighty clean, and while he screened the teat,
He fancied there was something wrong about the Boss’s feet:
The boot grew unfamiliar, and the odd shoe seemed awry,
And slowly up the trouser went the tail of Bogan’s eye,
"The Boss's Boots" by Henry Lawson

In news:

It has a creative regional-Italian menu, and the kitchen whips up daily specials--flights of fancy that keep things fresh even if they don't always work.
Cars 108 has teamed up with Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio, Summerset Salon and Day Spa and the Flint Journal's Women's Expo to help you out with some fancy dancing.
That's just the fancy French word for cut-up raw veggies.
This has freed me up to make a fancy dessert and try my hand at homemade yogurt.
When you are invited to a dinner at a fancy restaurant, you can chalk it up as a treat and indulge for the evening.
Whether I want a new firearm, a fancy rod and reel or a kayak, I have to save up for it so a contribution to my wanna-fund is always appreciated.
Fanciful, live-action Chicken with Plums doesn't quite follow up lauded, animated Persepolis .
Does a night curled up on the couch in front of a big-screen TV tickle your fancy.
For winners, pick up the October 2012 issue of CAT FANCY.
A new fancy billboard pops up in the de rigueur Design District.
Many politicians are tuning up for Fancy Farm the almost 129 year old tradition in Western Kentucky.
Hendrick's and the Ben Arnold Beverage Company teamed up on July 12 to present the Hendrick's Gin Contest Crawl, a judged contest between eight bartenders at eight fancy downtown venues.
Back in the day, trendy new eateries like the Bristol and Myra's fired up a generation of Louisville foodies with the revelation that fine dining could be about more than white tablecloths, surf-and-turf and fancy Italian cuisine.
The secret to fancying up a whole cut-up budget-friendly chicken is in the marinade.
Will you be picking up a pair of these fancy pants .
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In science:

Nor did I try to place uniform emphasis on the various topics covered in these notes. I just picked up topics that caught my fancy and on which I have some hands-on experience and discussed them in a pedagogic style.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The more fancy local models are needed since the spaces have to incorporate analytical limiting behaviors, like bubbling-off and breaking of tra jectories, which cannot be satisfactorily described in the classical set-up of manifolds.
Applications of Polyfold Theory I: The Polyfolds of Gromov-Witten Theory
The tie-up between H∞ and A∞ in our approach is not prompted by random fancy.
Bringing Up a Quantum Baby
It may well be that the fancy maths get in the way of the simple fundamental questions we need to come up with in order to crack the QG ‘code’.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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