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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of purse.


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  • Davin pursed his lips and stared at Rose for a long moment before shifting his eyes to the Doctor.

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  • The Duchess had asked me to come take pictures, so I did, trying in vain to navigate the difference between too-bright flash and too-dim no-flash, trying to get a picture of Janice with her mouth open instead of thoughtfully pursed, which is how it somehow managed to be ever time my camera thought through its digital mazes and finally took the shot.

    Janice Erlbaum

  • But when -- apparently, when his family walked in he smiled, he blew a kiss, and kind of pursed his lips to mouth a kiss, and then he nodded to them as they walked in.

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  • Bring it to me and I'll show you the 'pursed' cover.

    Average Jones

  • She kind of pursed up her mouth and said, "Well, we must remember that they had the advantage of having lived abroad."


  • He drinks from a crystal water goblet and stares out expressively over his small, wire-framed glasses, lips pursed, eyebrows raised, and arms folded.

    American Grace

  • She pursed her lips, her brow furrowed with worry.


  • Sophie clasped my hand in hers and closed her eyes, her mouth pursed.


  • She pursed her lips, her brow furrowed with worry.


  • Li Faa pursed her insolent, unpainted lips into the form of a half-opened rosebud, and replied:



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