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 Meanings and Examples of PREEN
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preen
 v.  make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction
Classic Sentence:
1  Dressing unaided was difficult but she finally accomplished it and putting on the bonnet with its rakish feathers she ran to Aunt Pitty's room to preen herself in front of the long mirror.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  Then lightly preening and folding its wings, it disappeared round a corner with a clumsy wag of its tail.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 12
3  In the bedroom where the wraps were laid, she found Cathleen Calvert preening before the mirror and biting her lips to make them look redder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
4  The regiment fluttered like a bird preening its plumage and became motionless.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
5  Scarlett knew these hurried preenings were being made with an eye toward meeting his wife with the appearance of a gentleman who had ridden sedately home from a call on a neighbor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
6  She preened, approving her adolescence.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
7  All shifted, preened, minced; hands were raised, legs shifted.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
8  He gave her the box with a slightly sardonic smile and watched her while she put it on again and preened herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence:
1  With each new crisis, the capitalists, "blinded by greed," will always be blamed, as noble altruists such as Hillary Clinton and John McCain preen about how they just want to help the little guy.