Definitions of pressed

  1. compacted by ironing
  2. of Press

Antonyms for pressed

unironed, wrinkled.

Quotes of pressed

  1. Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city. – Anatole Broyard
  2. It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay. – Cory Doctorow
  3. A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe. – George Eliot
  4. Each mind is pressed and open every ear, to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us. – Edward Fairfax
  5. Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn't her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is. – Howard Fineman
  6. But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed that I languished and pined till I granted the rest. – John Gay
  7. Pressed caviar has the consistency of chilled tar. – William E. Geist
  8. I think anybody would be hard pressed not to relate to at least one of the characters, because there's so many different multifaceted people populating this crazy world. – Michael C. Hall
  9. We were not given any statistics as to how many records were pressed on the blue label. I used to ask Bob Shad how we were going to get paid from record sales and what I got for an answer was not to worry about the business end of the deal. – Phil Harris
  10. A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face. – Katherine Heigl
  11. I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts. – Shirley Jackson
  12. I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land. – Chief Joseph
  13. I think I'd have done better if I had been a little more relaxed -if I had not pressed quite so hard, if I'd not lost quite so much sleep. – Charles Kuralt
  14. I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. – Dolley Madison

Usage examples for pressed

  1. His arm pressed her gently when he said his next words, " I hope you will dine with us to- day, Iris?" – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. Your own life, dear Andrew," added she, as he pressed his cheek to hers, " must always be precious to me." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  3. Marion, however, gently pressed him back, but she allowed his head to rest upon her arm. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  4. Then he pressed his lips together and went out. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  5. Time pressed it promised to be a warm morning. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. He pressed his hand to his head. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  7. She pressed his arm again in silence, but for the same reason she looked toward the wall. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. She pressed his hand and left. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. Witichis was still silent and pressed both hands over his eyes. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  10. " No, but really," she pressed – The Moon is Green by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  11. " Thank you, I have not dined yet, and- and I am very much pressed for time to- day, or nothing would have given me greater pleasure. – Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) by Frederick William Robinson
  12. The men pressed closer to listen. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  13. After a minute, he pressed it again. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  14. Tom nodded to Frank, and the next jump key was pressed – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  15. It must be that or nothing, and time pressed – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  16. Karl seized her hand and pressed it to his heart. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  17. Was she pressed out through the wall? – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  18. He waited, then pressed again. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  19. Mrs. Slade pressed her hands tightly in both of hers; and then passed in with her to the room where the child lay. – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  20. I do not believe that it ought, at this time, to be pressed – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis

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