buttonhole

All Noun
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  • Info Buttonholes are holes in fabric which allow buttons to pass through, securing one piece of the fabric to another. more...
  • Early next morning he put me in his buttonhole, calling me sweet names. Cited from My Lady Nicotine, by J. M. Barrie
  • As I took my final leave of her she put a flower in my buttonhole. Cited from Lady Baltimore, by Owen Wister
  • Suddenly she drew a long hair out of the buttonhole and began to laugh. Cited from Bel Ami, by Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant
  • He placed it in his buttonhole with what must have seemed to her elaborate care. Cited from Up in Ardmuirland, by Michael Barrett
  • It is worked from left to right instead of from right to left as in a buttonhole. Cited from Textiles and Clothing, by Kate Heintz Watson
  • Yet he would have been nothing the worse for the flower in his buttonhole. Cited from Character, by Samuel Smiles
  • Let me put the rose in your buttonhole for you. Cited from Jezebel's Daughter, by Wilkie Collins
  • A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature. Cited from Miscellanies, by Oscar Wilde
  • I pin him by the buttonhole at once, and tell him my experience. Cited from The Children's Book of Christmas Stories
  • Now and then he paused to buttonhole me or press me against the rocks. Cited from Without Dogma, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • When he returned through the gloaming he put the flower through my buttonhole. Cited from Walking-Stick Papers, by Robert Cortes Holliday
  • He used to take me by the buttonhole when he conversed with me. Cited from Remarks, by Bill Nye
  • He was dressed in his very best suit, and wore a rose in his buttonhole. Cited from The Rover Boys in Business, by A. Winfield
  • "I knew a man who took one and stuck it in his buttonhole." Cited from The Cook's Decameron, by Mrs. W. G. Water
  • Sometimes she ran to the gate and tossed him a rose for his buttonhole. Cited from Amanda, by Anna Balmer Myers
  • "Here is a buttonhole for you; let me put it in your coat." Cited from The Gadfly, by E. L. Voynich
  • Donald looked down at the flower in his buttonhole, and then he looked straight at his father. Cited from Her Father's Daughter, by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • He caught it in its fall, fixing her again after she had watched him place it in his buttonhole. Cited from The Golden Bowl, Volume I, by Henry James
  • He pulled it out of his buttonhole and tossed it into the fire-place. Cited from The Greater Inclination, Edith Wharton
  • I must buttonhole him and point out to him what a wealth of talent he is allowing to waste itself. Cited from Psmith, Journalist, by P. G. Wodehouse
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Words starting with buttonhole

Meaning of buttonhole

  • noun A hole through which buttons are pushed