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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prim.


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  • Madame Roux made quite a pretty picture with her delicate nose firmly in the air, her eminently kissable lips primmed into a forbidding line, and her big blue eyes taking care to look at everything but him.


  • It all just felt whitewashed to death, like something primmed for display in Times Square.

    The Kite Runner (2007): D+

  • Dusting her hands, her lips primmed into a satisfied smirk, she marched back to her desk.

    Hot For Him

  • I greatly disliked being primmed and scolded, and I thought dressing up an awful bore, and never going out without a chaperone a greater one.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • I didn't get all primped and primmed to have an overfed pompous puff ball tell me he's too good for me.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2006

  • Her arms were folded, her mouth primmed into an expression of respect, mingled with obstinacy, her whole mind apparently bent up to the solemn interview.

    Old Mortality

  • She primmed up her mouth tighter and tighter, puckering it as if it were sewed, in her effort to keep her will uppermost.

    The Fox

  • Thomas primmed up his face, and Sebastian drew himself up stiffly, interrupting her train of thought with their posing.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • She looked up and saw Priscilla and primmed her lips in disapproval.

    Death of a Charming Man

  • Miss West primmed up her lips, and settled a fold in her ninth flounce, as Mrs. Carroll spoke, while the whole group fixed their eyes with dignified disapproval on the invader of their refined society.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863


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