Usage examples for prim

  1. He would have had the house reception and the staff dinner equally prim if I hadn't put my foot down. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  2. Up in the big, prim old Howe house sits Madam Howe. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  3. 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
  4. Mr. Norcross also stole in from his office and so did the prim Miss Elkins. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  5. When she felt that speech was entirely safe, she said:- " The little package is as prim and neat as Billy Little himself. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  6. 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
  7. Saluting, the cadet officer of the day passed out of the room, very prim and erect, his white gloves of duty a very conspicuous part of his uniform. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Emily was prim and conceited, and Clara did not exist. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  11. P. P. Prim, who was District Judge for Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon, from Jacksonville to Kerbyville- the county seat of Josephine County- to attend a term of court to be held at Kerbyville in the last named county. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Aunty- aunty has always been good; she has never been prim. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. 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
  17. If I am prim, you had better go home and leave me. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  18. And now the poor little girl was crying because it was all a mistake, and because Mrs. Prim had said she was " foolish." – The Twin Cousins by Sophie May
  19. I should not, if you were not pretty and prim. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards