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 Meanings and Examples of BRIM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
brim
 n.  brink; edge
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  While he smoked the brim of his tall hat and the bowl of his pipe were just visible beyond the jambs of the outhouse door.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  The chalice flowing to the brim.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  Imminent little drops of rain hung at the brim of his hat and the collar of his jacket-coat was turned up.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In IVY DAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM
4  Once or twice he pulled down his cuffs with one hand while he held the brim of his hat lightly, but firmly, with the other hand.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
5  Alfred Doolittle is an elderly but vigorous dustman, clad in the costume of his profession, including a hat with a back brim covering his neck and shoulders.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
6  And, curled about the brim of this confection was the perkiest of green ostrich plumes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
7  She laughed unwillingly, and the laughing reflection under the green brim decided her instantly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
8  We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. First Night Watch.
9  After the winter begun she wore a man's long overcoat and boots, and a man's felt hat with a wide brim.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
10  In addition, Napoleon ordered the almost empty bins in the store-shed to be filled nearly to the brim with sand, which was then covered up with what remained of the grain and meal.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
11  The child was already as full to the brim with tricks as a little monkey, and so self-assured.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
12  Mr. Bumble raised his eyes piously to the ceiling in thankfulness; and, bringing them down again to the brim of the cup, lifted it to his nose.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  It was pierced in the brim for a hat-securer, but the elastic was missing.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
14  Filled is exactly the word; certainly the Bishop's day was quite full to the brim, of good words and good deeds.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
15  He habitually wore a hat with a wide brim, and a long coat of coarse cloth, buttoned to the chin.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
Example Sentence:
1  Rochester's eyes that they overflow like two cups filled above the brim: have you never remarked that?
2  She shut her book and slowly looked up; her hat brim partially shaded her face, yet I could see, as she raised it, that it was a strange one.
3  Better spare at brim than at bottom.
4  The glass was full to the brim.
5  Davi was born without fully developed limbs but he's not been discouraged, despite the haphazard nature of facilities in Brazil; "Sport is my life because without sport I'm not Davi, " he said, brimming with confidence.
6  He was so brimful of exultation that he could hardly hold himself.
7  She was brimful of energy and enthusiasm.