from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Marion's Faith.

  • The guests, who had looked somewhat sour at the interruption, unpursed their lips, and settled to listen as the minstrel took up his song: -

    Gathering of Brother Hilarius

  • My arrival hadn’t unpursed my mother’s lips, but Henry’s happy-go-lucky entrance charmed a smile right out of her.

    Sea Escape

  • Mr. Wilson unpursed his lips, then drawled, “Let ’em in.”

    The Transom

  • "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,

    Hocken and Hunken


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