Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of prim.

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Examples

  • Maybe you have guilds based on actual SL skills; primming, animation, scripting, texture work, etc.

    Lights Going Out in the Anti-RMT Bunker

  • After a little time, in which my air, person and whole figure had undergone a strict examination, which I had, on my part, tried to render favourable to me, by primming, drawing up my neck, and setting my best looks, she advanced and spoke to me with the greatest demureness:

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

  • Eva responded in like vein, primming her face so that she stared impassively ahead: it truly was a most pretty morning.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Jo stood aloof, meanwhile, trying to harden her heart against him, and succeeding only in primming up her face into an expression of entire disapprobation.

    Little Women

  • Then pulled herself together as the landlady in curled fringe and long grey ulster entered the room, primming long, thin lips.

    The Privet Hedge

  • "I told Ma that she had on bracelets, and Ma said she feared your cousin was a worldly person," retorted Cecy, primming up her lips.

    What Katy Did: A Story

  • 'In my Case you will please to speak the truth,' said Diana, and beheld in the looking-glass the primming of her maid's mouth.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 2

  • To wind up all, _Ellwood_, primming up his Mouth, says, "Thou hast found much to tell us, Friend _Milton_, on _Paradise Lost_; -- now, what hast thou to tell of _Paradise Regained_?"

    Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary

  • The girl, in her turn, throws a favorable regard on some fortunate young man, offers her hand to lead him forth, makes him happy with a maidenly kiss, and withdraws to hide her blushes, if any there be, among the simpering faces in the ring; while the favored swain loses no time in transferring her salute to the prettiest and plumpest among the many mouths that are primming themselves in anticipation.

    Our Old Home A Series of English Sketches A Series of English Sketches

  • The morning after the wedding, therefore, while Lady Lillycraft was making preparations for her departure, an audience was requested by her immaculate hand-maid, Mrs. Hannah, who, with much primming of the mouth, and many maidenly hesitations, requested leave to stay behind, and that Lady Lillycraft would supply her place with some other servant.

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

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