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Handkerchief

noun

1) A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

2) A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Example Sentences for

Handkerchief

1) In case your reputation is stained, the Handkerchief will remind you of how pure your heart is.
2) Having availed himself of the expiring light of the candle to tie up in a Handkerchief the few articles of wearing apparel he had, sat himself down upon a bench, to wait for morning.
3) They were no sooner in the passage than Marianne came hastily out of the parlour apparently in violent affliction, with her Handkerchief at her eyes; and without noticing them ran up stairs.
4) Chauvelin took out his Handkerchief and wiped the perspiration from his forehead. ‘The schooner’s boat!swas all he gasped.
5) He’ll be a great man himself, and will make you one too, if you take pattern by him.—Is my Handkerchief hanging out of my pocket, my dear?ssaid the Jew, stopping short. ‘Yes, sir,ssaid Oliver. ‘See if you can take it out, without my feeling it; as you saw them do, when we were at play this morning.’
6) He put a Handkerchief over his nose and ran down the hallway to the steps that led to the basement
7) Mr. Poe opened his mouth to speak, but had to cough into a Handkerchief before he could begin
8) He looked with some suspicion and a great deal of contempt at the two travellers, muttering SACRRRES ANGLAIS!sand spat upon the ground to further show his independence of spirit, but, nevertheless, he stood aside to let them enter, no doubt well aware that these same SACCRES ANGLAIS always had well-filled purses. ‘Oh, lud!ssaid Marguerite, as she advanced into the room, holding her Handkerchief to her dainty nose, what a dreadful hole!
9) Perhaps too inflexibly, she refuses to submit to any emotion that she cannot rationally justify: I could be a very woman—But I will not!—No, no!—It is passed—I have put my Handkerchief to my eyes and it is gone—I have repressed an obstinate heaving of the heart. . . (p 122).
10) Having availed himself of the expiring light of the candle to tie up in a Handkerchief the few articles of wearing apparel he had, sat himself down upon a bench, to wait for morning.
11) Nancy, scarcely looking at the boy, threw him a Handkerchief to tie round his throat; Sikes gave him a large rough cape to button over his shoulders.
12) Mr Bumble, having spread a Handkerchief over his knees to prevent the crumbs from sullying the splendour of his shorts, began to eat and drink; varying these amusements, occasionally, by fetching a deep sigh; which, however, had no injurious effect upon his appetite, but, on the contrary, rather seemed to facilitate his operations in the tea and toast department. ‘You have a cat, ma’am, I see,ssaid Mr Bumble, glancing at one who, in the centre of her family, was basking before the fire; and kittens too, I declare!’ ‘I am so fond of them, Mr Bumble,you can’t think,sreplied the matron.
13) Perhaps too inflexibly, she refuses to submit to any emotion that she cannot rationally justify: I could be a very woman—But I will not!—No, no!—It is passed—I have put my Handkerchief to my eyes and it is gone—I have repressed an obstinate heaving of the heart. . . (p 122).
14) Upon saying that, he took out a silk Handkerchief from the inside pocket of his robe.
15) Having held the first bottle up to the light, and shaken it well to test its excellence, Mr Bumble placed them both on top of a chest of drawers; folded the Handkerchief in which they had been wrapped; put it carefully in his pocket; and took up his hat, as if to go. ‘You’ll have a very cold walk, Mr Bumble,ssaid the matron. ‘It blows, ma’am,sreplied Mr Bumble, turning up his coat-collar, enough to cut one’s ears off.’
16) He was a universal genius—on that point I agreed with the old chap, who thereupon blew his nose noisily into a large cotton Handkerchief and withdrew in senile agitation, bearing off some family letters and memoranda without importance
17) Daisy’s face was smeared with tears and when I came in she jumped up and began wiping at it with her Handkerchief before a mirror.
18) Chauvelin took out his Handkerchief and wiped the perspiration from his forehead. ‘The schooner’s boat!swas all he gasped.
19) Aunt Kate was making frank use of her Handkerchief and even Aunt Julia seemed moved.
20) Mr Bumble, having spread a Handkerchief over his knees to prevent the crumbs from sullying the splendour of his shorts, began to eat and drink; varying these amusements, occasionally, by fetching a deep sigh; which, however, had no injurious effect upon his appetite, but, on the contrary, rather seemed to facilitate his operations in the tea and toast department. ‘You have a cat, ma’am, I see,ssaid Mr Bumble, glancing at one who, in the centre of her family, was basking before the fire; and kittens too, I declare!’ ‘I am so fond of them, Mr Bumble,you can’t think,sreplied the matron.
21) He looked with some suspicion and a great deal of contempt at the two travellers, muttering SACRRRES ANGLAIS!sand spat upon the ground to further show his independence of spirit, but, nevertheless, he stood aside to let them enter, no doubt well aware that these same SACCRES ANGLAIS always had well-filled purses. ‘Oh, lud!ssaid Marguerite, as she advanced into the room, holding her Handkerchief to her dainty nose, what a dreadful hole!
22) She convinced herself of it and cried into her Handkerchief as if the very suggestion was more 174 The Great Gatsby than she could endure.
23) The merry old gentleman, placing a snuff-box in one pocket of his trousers, a note-case in the other, and a watch in his waistcoat pocket, with a guard-chain round his neck, and sticking a mock diamond pin in his shirt: buttoned his coat tight round him, and putting his spectacle-case and Handkerchief in his pockets, trotted up and down the room with a stick, in imitation of the manner in which old gentlmen walk about the streets any hour in the day.
24) Chauvelin removed he Handkerchief from her mouth.
25) What does he do, ma’am, but ask for a few coals; if it’s only a pocket Handkerchief full, he says!
26) All safe!sAs he spoke, he drew forth an old cotton Handkerchief from his breast; and untying a large knot in one corner, produced a small brown-paper packet.
27) Nancy, scarcely looking at the boy, threw him a Handkerchief to tie round his throat; Sikes gave him a large rough cape to button over his shoulders.
28) She had been moved from the posture in which I had first beheld her, and now, as she lay, her head upon her arm and a Handkerchief thrown across her face and neck, I might have supposed her asleep.
29) Chauvelin removed he Handkerchief from her mouth.
30) This wish was immediately gratified, for a policeman stepped forward who had seen the prisoner attempt the pocket of an unknown gentleman in a crowd, and indeed take a Handkerchief therefrom, which, being a very old one, he deliberately put back again, after trying in on his own countenance.