RIBBON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RIBBON
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ribbon
 n.  fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk; narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
Classic Sentence: (123 in 9 pages)
1  She wore her usual dress of darkish stuff, and there was no bow at her neck; but through her hair she had run a streak of crimson ribbon.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  The green plaid taffeta, frothing with flounces and each flounce edged in green velvet ribbon, was most becoming, in fact her favorite dress, for it darkened her eyes to emerald.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Small Carreen could have cried because, for all Scarlett's encouraging words that morning, Brent had done no more than say "Hello, Sis" and jerk her hair ribbon before turning his full attention to Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  From it she took a pack of letters tied together with a blue ribbon, addressed in Ashley's hand to Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
5  She sighed as she carefully tied the ribbon about the packet, wondering for the thousandth time just what it was in Ashley that eluded her understanding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
6  She flew across the room to the mirror and plopped it on her head, pushing back her hair to show her earrings and tying the ribbon under her chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
7  Here was, after all, something that her charming listless hands could really do; she had no doubt of their capacity for knotting a ribbon or placing a flower to advantage.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  The bag is full of treasures and of memories: a leather buckle, an ancient band-concert program, scraps of ribbon, lace, satin.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  They made a gold ribbon across the prairie.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
10  Madame Ratignolle removed her veil, wiped her face with a rather delicate handkerchief, and fanned herself with the fan which she always carried suspended somewhere about her person by a long, narrow ribbon.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
11  His nether garment was a yellow nankeen, closely fitted to the shape, and tied at his bunches of knees by large knots of white ribbon, a good deal sullied by use.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
12  The lad departed, prouder of his flowing blood than the vainest courtier could be of his blushing ribbon; and stalked among the fellows of his age, an object of general admiration and envy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
13  By an unlucky slip, however, a fluttering fragment of the ribbon hung out of one of her sleeves, just as she was finishing, and caught Miss Ophelia's attention.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  The ribbon was pulled out of Topsy's own sleeve, yet was she not in the least disconcerted; she only looked at it with an air of the most surprised and unconscious innocence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  Topsy now confessed to the gloves, but still persisted in denying the ribbon.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  Add a length of ribbon tied in a bow.
2  Her hair was tied up with a yellow ribbon.
3  The ribbon was cut and the new station was officially open.
4  She wrapped the present and tied it with ribbon.
5  Her hair was tied back with a black ribbon.
6  The costume designer can embellish the leading lady's ball gown with yards and yards of ribbon and lace.
7  I smiled when I saw her, one plait loose and the other still held in place with a ribbon, proof of all the mischief in the school bus.
8  She was wearing two blue silk ribbons in her hair.
9  They decorated the wedding car with ribbons and flowers.
10  The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.