button-holed

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  • A big initial letter cut out in red flannel and button-holed on will make a pretty effect. Cited from St. Nicholas Magazine For Girls And Boys, Vol. V, Nov 1877, No. 1
  • A is button-holed with green, B with black, and C with yellow. Cited from St. Nicholas Magazine For Girls And Boys, Vol. V, Nov 1877, No. 1
  • They thronged his house, they stopped him in the street, button-holed him in railway carriages. Cited from This Country Of Ours, by H. E. Marshall
  • Some months ago the Admiral button-holed me in the street. Cited from The Astonishing History of Troy Town, by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Charteris looked round and saw that he had button-holed a fresh victim. Cited from Tales of St. Austin's, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • For days afterward she button-holed people in the street to tell them about Mary, or to read them scraps of her letters. Cited from The Making of Mary, by Jean Forsyth
  • The one no more asserted herself than did the summer evening; the manner of the other the same as button-holed all present, and demanded attention. Cited from Without a Home, by E. P. Roe
  • He immediately button-holed Prince S., and standing at the front door, engaged in a whispered conversation with him. Cited from The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Fullaway started at sight of Allerdyke, button-holed him, and led him into a corner. Cited from The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation, by J. S. Fletcher
  • The long bars, in the second figure, are button holed on both sides, those with the picots, on one side only. Cited from Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Therese de Dillmont
  • Burton, however, had at that moment been button-holed by a fidgety old gentleman who desired to ask him a few questions. Cited from The Double Life Of Mr. Alfred Burton, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He was button-holed by one of the men behind the harp, who wished to get a telephone call through to Edinburgh. Cited from A Diversity of Creatures, by Rudyard Kipling
  • My dear boy [he has button-holed Monsieur de Fischtaminel], you still believe that marriage is based upon passion. Cited from Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete, by Honore de Balzac
  • The halls of legislation were thronged with railroad lobbyists, who button-holed nearly every member. Cited from The Life of Phineas T. Barnum, by Joel Benton
  • Where we advertise a public lecture, he button-holed a passer-by; and by the great power of his soul won a following presently. Cited from The Crest-Wave of Evolution, by Kenneth Morris
  • The first time he entered Sevenoaks after the announcement of his engagement, he was hailed from every shop, and button-holed at every corner. Cited from Sevenoaks, by J. G. Holland
  • I went round to each barrack and button-holed a capable man to undertake to sell a certain number of the flags among the prisoners domiciled in his building. Cited from Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons,by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Phineas here was button-holed by Barrington Erle, who said something to him as to the approaching division. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
  • Opposite the Town Hall he was button-holed by a perfect stranger, whom, by his conversation, he soon recognized as the Stapleton 'character'. Cited from Tales of St. Austin's, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • In a tall hat and a well-to-do dark blue overcoat he allowed himself to be button-holed in the hall by Therese who would talk to him interminably with downcast eyes. Cited from The Arrow of Gold, by Joseph Conrad
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