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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An opening through which round fasteners are pushed v. - Detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of.

Usage examples (37)
  • A bit of red string in the hat or in a buttonhole was the most ordinary symbol.
  • He was stylishly dressed as usual and carried a gold-headed cane, and in his buttonhole was a large carnation.
  • Corrigan took a sip of coffee, noting that today the flower in the buttonhole was a particularly brilliant red.
  • In his buttonhole was a hyacinth, and in one slender ivory hand he carried a huge bunch of pink roses, which, bowing deeply, he presented to the embarrassed girl. for more
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