CUFFS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CUFFS
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cuffs
 n.  (plural) something, such as a part of a sleeve or glove, encircling the wrist
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  But Mr Gleeson had round shiny cuffs and clean white wrists and fattish white hands and the nails of them were long and pointed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  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
3  It had cast a gloom over him which he tried to dispel by arranging his cuffs and the bows of his tie.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
4  He was dressed in a long green overcoat with mock astrakhan cuffs and collar and wore on his head an oval fur cap.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
5  I saw a high starched collar, white cuffs, a light alpaca jacket, snowy trousers, a clear necktie, and varnished boots.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
6  Yes; I respected his collars, his vast cuffs, his brushed hair.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
7  The butter would probably get on my cuffs.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
8  The men shot their cuffs and the women stuck their combs more firmly into their back hair.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  Yet he was vain of his new turn-down collars and sleek ties; he often spoke of the "sloppy dressing" of Dr. McGanum; and he laughed at old men who wore detachable cuffs or Gladstone collars.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  Entreaties, cuffs, and kicks could not drive them back, so at their own instance they were put down in the ship's run for salvation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  She caught the young officer by his cuffs, and a look of solemnity and fear appeared on her flushed face.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
12  The clerk, with cuffs turned up, was hastily writing at a tub turned bottom upwards.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII
13  Those broad, reddish hands, with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt cuffs, laid down the pack and took up a glass and a pipe that were handed him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XIII
14  What he did on those occasions was to turn up his cuffs, stick up his hair, and give us Mark Antony's oration over the body of Caesar.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
15  But in order to signify in some way her preparation for dinner, she asked the maid to brush her dress, changed her cuffs and tie, and put some lace on her head.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
Example Sentence:
1  The shirt's cuffs won't sag and lose their shape after washing.
2  The dress pattern doesn't really explain how the cuff joins onto the sleeve.
3  She hoped they wouldn't cuff her hands behind her back.