Usage examples for prim

  1. Even after decades of New York, Anthony's notion of woman embodied a prim creature, rather given to talking of her sorrows, able to faint prettily on occasion, and, unless born to the coarser form life, a little fatigued after dusting the parlor. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  2. I should not, if you were not pretty and prim. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  3. Up in the big, prim old Howe house sits Madam Howe. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  4. And both Constance and Sophia kept straightening their bodies at intervals, and expanding their chests, and then looking at their plates; occasionally a prim cough was discharged. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  5. She'll come down all prim and staid for him and he'll never dream what she really is like. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  6. Don't be prim, now, but say yes, like a trump, as you are, added Lucy, waving a pink satin train temptingly before her friend. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  7. Only Dolly was fresh and prim and shy, as girls are, and she put the thought far away from her. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  8. What I like is a nice prim little woman, who never had a pin in the wrong place in her life. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  9. If I am prim, you had better go home and leave me. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  10. There seems to me something acutely ridiculous in the idea of myself standing here, so finely dressed- of the boys, demure and prim in their tall hats and Sunday coats, gathered to see me married- me of all people! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  11. He was roused from his black meditation by the entrance of Dr. Oldacre himself, a large, clean- shaven, respectable man, with a prim manner and an austere face. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle