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 Meanings and Examples of BUTTON
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button
 n.  a knob on an equipment that is pressed to operate it
 n.  a small disk or knob sewn on to a garment to fasten it
Classic Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
1  There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour, if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a butler's thumb.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  It started because she passed so close to some workmen that our fender flicked a button on one man's coat.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  At this dismal intelligence, I twisted the only button on my waistcoat round and round, and looked in great depression at the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
4  After another and a final squeeze with both arms, she got down from the cart and ran away; and, my belief is, and has always been, without a solitary button on her gown.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
5  'Suppose you had never seen me at all,' said Dora, going to another button.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
6  As the boy read, he kept twisting and trying to tear off a button that was nearly off his jacket.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 19
7  His mother had several times taken his hand from it, but the fat little hand went back to the button again.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 19
8  His mother pulled the button off and put it in her pocket.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 19
9  Then there was a laugh; a button and two nuts were found in the box.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
10  "Oh, dear me, he's got a button unbuttoned," worried Erik, kneeling.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  We were fain to button up our monkey jackets, and hold to our lips cups of scalding tea with our half frozen fingers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
12  No: he don't know what to make of the doubloon; he takes it for an old button off some king's trowsers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
13  "There's a button here, ole sport," said Master Freddie.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
14  "Lights," commanded Master Freddie; and the butler pressed a button, and a flood of brilliant incandescence streamed from above, half-blinding Jurgis.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
15  The butler had paused below but a few minutes to give orders, and then followed them; now he pressed a button, and the hall blazed with light.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  You must press this button to start the radio.
17  Press this button to start the engine.
18  Give the button a slight press and the music would die.
19  The pressure of steam in the engine is controlled by this button.
20  The gate slid opened at the push of a button.
21  The instrument can gauge a distance with the push of a button.
22  At the push of a button he could get a whole list of names.
23  The autoexposure button is awkwardly placed under the lens release button.
24  The fuse blew as he pressed the button to start the motor.
25  He took away half the fabric of an ordinary swimsuit - to reveal the belly button - and a superstar was born.
26  But only for a minute--only while he could button the flower inside his jacket, next his heart--or next his stomach, possibly, for he was not much posted in anatomy, and not hypercritical, anyway.
27  But only for a minute -- only while he could button the flower inside his jacket, next his heart -- or next his stomach, possibly, for he was not much posted in anatomy, and not hypercritical, anyway.
28  A "sorry" button so people don't have to "like" status updates concerning bereavements or other sad news items was well received, but a suggestion to introduce a ‘dislike' button was met with criticism.
29  There are a number of improvements; for instance, both mouse buttons can now be used.