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  • v. Present participle of button.


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  • Whatever be his undertaking – an exercise for the senses, an exercise in buttoning up or lacing together, or washing dishes – it is all one and the same.

    The Montessori Method

  • "I really don't like living at school," Anna murmurs in English, buttoning and unbuttoning her sweater absently as the other girls flutter bed sheets in the air. Homepage

  • That dress looks lovely, but I shudder at the notion of buttoning something under my breasts.

    A new twist - A Dress A Day

  • Doing simple things around the house is now a chore, such as buttoning up a shirt or zipping my jacket.


  • Many of the mundane skills that we apply every day, such as buttoning up a shirt or playing an instrument, comprise a sequence of discrete movements that must be carried out in the correct order.

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  • The girl was also able to gain control over some motor movements essential for basic life tasks, such as buttoning sweaters, opening doors, or going to the washroom. - latest science and technology news stories

  • They may find themselves tripping a lot or being unable to perform simple tasks such as buttoning a shirt. - News

  • Ferran is already there, simultaneously buttoning a clean jacket over his bare chest and sucking back a Germanic herbal digestif from one of those small bottles you get on airplanes; the digestif, he says, calms his stomach after tasting so many different dishes throughout the day.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Her fingers shook, and she fumbled with the task of buttoning up her blouse.

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  • Amyra finished buttoning her red vest over her suit and slipped on her hairclips, when she saw Ruby sitting at the end of the bench still undressed and staring at her pilot outfit.

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