Pinafore in a sentence

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Definition of Pinafore

  • An apron for a child to protect the front part of dress; a tier.
  • a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing

How to use pinafore in a sentence. Pinafore pronunciation.

The sight of holiday-making school-children, who, in their ribboned hats and white pinafores, were having tea not far away, suggested to Louise that she also would like such refreshment.
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He did not at once seize the meaning of what Katharine and her aunt were saying; William, he supposed, referred to some small cousin, for he now saw Katharine as a child in a pinafore; but, nevertheless, he was so much distracted that his eye could hardly follow the words on the paper.
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The little girl in the blue gingham dress and white frilled pinafore looked at her small hostess reproachfully.
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All children are sculptors, too; that is to say, they want to make things out of mud or dough or wax or putty; but no mother who sets her heart on clean guimpes and pinafores can afford for a moment to indulge in such inclinations.
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I was a tiny fellow in pinafores when this happened, but having once pledged my word, I kept it faithfully through all the studious years that lay between six and sixteen.
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He devoted himself a while to Sandy, who was eating porridge at his right hand, and tended with great regularity to bestow on his pinafore what was meant for his mouth.
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IV About a fortnight later-it was a fine Saturday in early August- Sophia, with a large pinafore over her dress, was finishing the portentous preparations for disinfecting the flat.
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It is a night of rain or snow, and my mother, the little girl in a pinafore who is already his housekeeper, has been many times to the door to look for him.
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I used to wear a magenta frock and a white pinafore.
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And if I also live to a time when age must dim my mind and the past comes sweeping back like the shades of night over the bare road of the present it will not, I believe, be my youth I shall see but hers, not a boy clinging to his mother's skirt and crying, 'Wait till I'm a man, and you'll lie on feathers,' but a little girl in a magenta frock and a white pinafore, who comes toward me through the long parks, singing to herself, and carrying her father's dinner in a flagon.
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Her mother often said so; Maudie could not bear to sit near a child in school who had on a dirty pinafore or ragged clothes, and the number of days that she could wear a pinafore without its showing one trace of stain was simply wonderful!
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She could not bear to touch a baby, because it might put a sticky little finger on her pinafore.
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He has to pass the cabin of an Irish miner, whose little boy is toddling in the ditch, with a pinafore, hands, and face in a chronic state of untidiness.
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About a fortnight later-it was a fine Saturday in early August- Sophia, with a large pinafore over her dress, was finishing the portentous preparations for disinfecting the flat.
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And eat pie in pinafores-" "Ponies eating pie in pinafores!" said Polly.
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The child stared up into her cousin's face, turning and twisting her white pinafore through her fingers.
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Every time the big girl took her pinafore away from her, she picked it up again.
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A girl in a white pinafore, upon the platform, was calling over the names when we entered.
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Its chairs, tables, and stools were scoured by her to the whiteness of Rob Angus's sawmill boards, and the muslin blind on the window was starched like a child's pinafore.
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She wore a dark cotton frock and checked pinafore, and her feet, without stockings, were slipped into shoes that seemed a world too big for them.
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Examples of Pinafore

Example #1
Doubtless it might be procured at the inn yonder, near the racecourse, and thither she began to move.
Example #2
The sun had grown less ardent, and a breeze, no longer fitful, made walking pleasant.
Example #3
A moment later he heard them speak distinctly of an engagement ring.
Example #4
To be imprison'd in the viewless winds, And blown with restless violence round about The pendant world....
Example #5
The voice was a trifle more insistent.
Example #6
She'll think I don't hear if I keep still.