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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unpurse.
- adj. Not pursed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Robbed of a purse, or of money.
- adj. Taken from the purse; expended.
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The major unpursed his lips and abandoned the attempted whistle.
The guests, who had looked somewhat sour at the interruption, unpursed their lips, and settled to listen as the minstrel took up his song: -
My arrival hadn’t unpursed my mother’s lips, but Henry’s happy-go-lucky entrance charmed a smile right out of her.
Mr. Wilson unpursed his lips, then drawled, “Let ’em in.”
"Why," said Dinah, after a long scrutiny, during which she pursed and unpursed her lips half a dozen times at least, "the cards are different,